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KidCareCanada Society News

Post date: Thu, 01/30/2014 - 14:23
Our Director Estelle Paget was once again invited to present at a Best Babies Get-Together at Fernwood Community Centre.   During a highly participatory session parents shared their wisdom as they discussed each of the 10 quotes in the Early Nurturing – Lifelong Benefits video. They even broke into song to try out the quote, “Babies need our smiles, our songs, our stories, our affectionate play and loving touch” (Dr. Adele Diamond) and observed firsthand the magical impact singing had on the babies – and the parents!   See the entire gallery on our Facebook page.
Post date: Mon, 01/13/2014 - 12:14

The University of British Columbia is presenting The Early Years Conference - Shaping Childhood: Factors that Matter January 31, 2014 - February 2, 2014. The conference explores “the complex nature of the social, physical and biological environments that shape children’s development. Multiple elements interact to create dynamic contexts that contribute significantly to early and lifelong wellbeing. Similarly, children influence their environments to shape their developmental paths. All of these factors matter.”

KidCareCanada Society’s Executive Director... read more

Post date: Sun, 12/22/2013 - 10:51

Vital People, CHEK News' weekly news feature series, is sponsored by The Victoria Foundation. It focuses on stories of people and organizations dealing with issues covered in the foundation's annual Victoria's Vital Signs® community report.

CHEK News' Vee Cooper went to great lengths to do three film shoots – with Dr. Stefanie Green, Maternity Physician in Victoria, with Shane Robinson, our web designer and developer, and in my home with my little grandsons and me.  She then combed our videos to include relevant clips from KidCareCanada's videos.

We'd like to extend a huge "... read more

Post date: Thu, 12/05/2013 - 12:26

There are exciting changes happening here at KidCareCanada! We are sad to have a key member of our team leave, but are excited to have two new people joining us.

Melanie, who was key in establishing KidCareCanada's social media presence, is leaving us because her career as a sculptural artist and instructor has taken off. Well done and good luck!

KidCareCanada is happy to welcome Katharine Holmes, who is taking over her role. Many in the social media world know Katharine and we are fortunate that she has accepted to take over and expand our social media presence. She's... read more

Post date: Wed, 12/04/2013 - 12:03

Congratulations to our talented filmmaker, Chad Galloway, and editor, Jenny Mendoza, who recently married. Their son, Kris, was overjoyed as are all of us at KidCareCanada who care deeply about Jenny and Chad and appreciate all they do for us.

Post date: Mon, 06/17/2013 - 19:11

KidCareCanada Society welcomes Dr. Lionel Traverse as a Director.  Dr. Traverse has been actively supporting the work of the Society through the Ask The Doctor website and in film shoots.  Meet Dr. Traverse here and learn more about him by reading his bio.

Post date: Mon, 02/11/2013 - 02:08

Early Bird Special ends Feb 15!
Don’t miss the Brain Development and Learning Conference July 24-28, 2013 at the Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver, BC.  This remarkable conference, organized by Dr. Adele Diamond and her team in the Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience Lab at the University of British Columbia attracts world-renowned researchers and practitioners.  The speakers make learning accessible to all interested in child development.  

More info here:

Post date: Mon, 02/11/2013 - 02:06

KidCareCanada Society mourns the sudden death of Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director of Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) at the University of British Columbia, inspirational leader and world-renowned expert in early learning.  The work of Dr. Hertzman and his colleagues underlies our mission – to translate current research so that it is accessible to all new parents and those who support them.  Under Dr. Hertzman’s leadership the link between early childhood development and mental and physical health throughout the lifespan has become more widely understood and researched.

Post date: Thu, 01/24/2013 - 10:08

Do you ever wish you could connect with a paediatrician without a visit to the office?  
Please check our web site for the new Ask the Doctor column.  
We are currently collecting questions for Dr. Lionel Traverse.  Complete the form on our website here to submit your question for the doctor.  The doctor will read every question and will post responses to questions that seem of more general interest.

Post date: Wed, 01/16/2013 - 11:05

We have now concluded three film shoots for this new video to be produced in 2013.  It will provide new parents with clear information about how to safely bathe baby – and adorable images!


We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia
We thank the Victoria Foundation for their support
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The content of KidCareCanada videos is informed by current research and shared by experts in the field. It should not be used for diagnosing or treating, and is NOT a substitute for professional care.

If you (or someone you know) has thoughts of doing self-harm, or harm to a baby or anyone else, please call to speak with a trained crisis worker. Local Crisis Helpline numbers can be found through a Google Search.  In British Columbia, Canada you can call Mental Health Support (BC-wide) at 310-6789 or you can call the North American line 1 800-SUICIDE (1-800-784-2433)
In ANY crisis, your local emergency number is another option and it is always available. Use 911 in North America, 999 in the UK or, if you're elsewhere, use the emergency number for your area.