KidCareCanada Society News
Island Blue made it possible for us to have our flyers and annual report published locally, by going above and beyond in reducing our costs. Thanks to the entire team! See our beautiful banner and pick up a flyer at the Baby Fair, September 29 and 30.
Shirley Broback, host of RealParenting, a popular Saturday morning radio show on CFAX 1070, interviewed our executive director on July 28.
The main theme was “Babies don’t need parents to be perfect”. You can read about this in Shirley’s blog on Realparenting.ca by clicking here.
“Unfortunately, many of the babies I’ve seen were not wanted or nurtured by their parents --with tragic consequences for the child and society”, said Dr. Andrew Macnab at the July 4 screening of Emotional Safety.
Dr. Macnab, lead Pediatrician for KidCareCanada, was among the forty attendees at Cedar Hill Recreation Centre, Victoria. This screening was sponsored by Success by Six and collaboratively hosted by Success by 6, PLAY, CCRR and KidCareCanada Society.
We appreciate the generosity and the hands-on support of our sponsor and hosts and the enthusiastic... read more
Elizabeth Cox, Infant and Child Development Consultant, advisor to and strong supporter of KidCareCanada, presented on our behalf at the 35th Annual Making Tomorrow Conference held at the University of Victoria. Liz showed our video Emotional Safety and gathered the feedback and comments summarized below:
Statements made by participants after viewing Emotional Safety:
On April 4, we were on “The Daily” a Victoria cable TV program. News journalist, Jen Muranetz, highlighted our up-coming video on post-partum depression. This video is partially funded by the Victoria Foundation.
Shaw chose to focus on alternative therapies that can complement professional treatment and interviewed one of “our” moms with her adorable daughter. The video can be found here.
It was not an “April Fool’s Day joke” when our treasurer, Kevin Koch, discovered a deposit of $100,000 in our Gaming Funds account. We were extremely appreciative of this vote of confidence by the Province of BC and are wisely using every penny. You will notice we formally acknowledge the province in every video we develop this year.
Please view our Second Annual Report. We had a great second year, and look forward to an exciting and productive third year.
KidCareCanada Society Second Annual Report 2011-2012
Congratulations to our own Dr. Andrew Macnab, lead Pediatrician with KidCareCanada Society. Andrew has been honoured with the 2012 Rose award from Rose Charities International for outstanding humanitarian work for African children through the Brighter Smiles Africa program and African Hearts project.
“For unstinting commitment to care for the homeless and disenfranchised youth of Uganda, his love of helping others by passing on his own knowledge, and his continual efforts to contribute what he can where he can to a world of almost endless need.”photo shows Andrew with the... read more
KidCareCanada has received funding from the Victoria Foundation to develop a new video on Perinatal/Postpartum Depression.Dr. Carolyn Steinberg
We are working with the Minsitry of Health, BC Womens Hospital, the Pacific Postpartum Society and leading experts in the field. Filming is underway. We have filmed Ms. Lynda Dechief in Nelson BC, Dr. Carolyn Steinberg at Richmond Hospital and Ms. Barb Komar in North Vancouver along with four mothers who have experienced anxiety and perinatal depression.
More filming will take place in Feburary in Victoria and Vancouver.Ms... read more
KidCareCanada Society is currently putting the finishing touches on a new video, called Born to Communicate. It features the work of Dr. Janet Werker an international leader in the field of language development in infants and children. Filming took place in Dr. Werkers newborn lab at BC Womens Hospital and in the Infant Studies Centre at the University of British Columbia.
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.