Children Age 0 - 6

Early Years Health Fair
June 18, 2016 from 10:00am - 2:00pm
The Exploration Place (Atrium) at Lheidli Tenneh Memorial Park
See Facebook
Early Years Health Fair Poster

  • Stay tuned for upcoming info on event venue and dates for 2017

Prince George Native Friendship Centre

Aboriginal Infant Development Outreach Program (138 George Street)

Home visiting for children 0-3 years and their families, as well as expecting parents. Offer networks with community resources, activity idea, toy lending, child development information. Infant massage and developmental assessments as needed.

  • No cost.
  • Ongoing and based on family schedule.
  • Contact Lisa Vienneau 250-564-5941 or email:aidpoutreach(At)pgnfc(Dot)com

Wazdidadilh Aboriginal Infant & Family Development Program (138 George Street)

Early childhood learning (0-6), parent workshops and opportunities for healthy parent/child interaction. Child assessments and referrals provided.

  • No cost.
  • Childcare and transportation provided.
  • Monday-Friday 830am-4pm.
  • Contact Gabrielson 250-564-5941 or email: aifdpadmin(At)pgnfc(Dot)com

Aboriginal Supported Child Development (1600 Third Avenue)

This program provides support services for children to be included in childcare, or after school settings. A family centered program that assists children to be successful, regardless of development delay, disability or challenges within a group setting. Children screening & assessment available.

  • No cost.
  • Targeted age group is 3-5.
  • Contact Kim 250-564-3568 ext 234

Native Healing Centre Child/Youth Counselling Services (3rd floor 1600 Third Avenue)

A culturally based counselling service for children and teens dealing with abuse, emotional problems, grief and loss, relationship problems and more.

  • No cost.
  • Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm, closed 12-1.
  • Contact 250-564-4324.

Adoptive Families Association of BC

Supports adoption from the beginning and as your child grows. We offer support, education and resources to adoptive families. To become a member the fee is $45 a year; this includes a magazine subscription, discount on education and unlimited access to a resource centre.


AiMHi

Itsy Bitsy Yoga (950 Kerry Street)

Offered by Infant Development Program (IDP), a developmentally focused yoga class designated to nurture babies. Parents learn dozens of poses to soothe and support their babies development. Sign up is required, no cost. Contact IDP Program for Dates & times.

  • Call 250-564-6408 ext. 247, 248, 249, or 274
  • email:idp(At)aimhi(Dot)ca

Infant Massage and Toddler Playtime (950 Kerry Street)

Offered by Infant Development Program (IDP), a drop in program for children 0-3, and their family. Parents learn to massage their infant from a certified instructor.

  • All materials are supplied, no cost.
  • Playtime for toddlers is parent participation.
  • Tuesdays 6-8pm periodically from September through June.
  • Contact IDP 250-564-6408 ext 247 or 248.

Skill Building Library (950 Kerry Street)

Open to anyone who can use items from our collection, at no cost. Skills targeted include: fine motor, social, discrimination, but mostly they are just fun to play with. Parenting resources are also available.

  • Tuesday 10am-12pm, Wednesday 10am-12pm and 1pm-3pm, Friday 1pm-3pm.
  • Contact Penny 259-564-6408

Infant Development Program Home Visits

Home visiting program for families who have children between 0-3 years who are at risk for, or who may have a delay in development. Consultants have knowledge and experience in all areas of development including speech, motor, social, behavioural and cognitive.

  • No cost.
  • Open referral, parents may call directly or be referred. Appointments are set at a time agreed upon by families and the consultant. All visits done in the family's home.
  • Contact Judie or Shelley 250-564-6408 ext 247 or 248 or email: idp(At)aimhi(Dot)ca
  • website: www.aimhi.ca

Children's Residence (386 Greenplace)

Respite for families that have children with developmental disabilities.

  • No cost.
  • For children 0-18 years. Child must be referred by Ministry of Children and Family Development.
  • 24 hours, 7 days/week.
  • Contact Nadia Cote 250-563-2260 or email: nadia.cote(At)aimhi(Dot)ca

Family Support (950 Kerry Street)

Assists families with finding community resources, developing child care plans, increasing parenting skills, developing self-care skills.

  • For ages 0-19.
  • No cost for eligible participants.
  • Call Ministry for Children and Families for eligibility criteria 250-565-6904.
  • Contact Debby Hall 250-564-6408 or email: debby.hall(At)aimhi(Dot)ca
  • website: www.aimhi.ca

Axis Family Resources

Foster parent support program (185 Quebec Street)

Assists Foster Parents to successfully maintain children in their care and increase stability of placements. We support Foster Parents by providing 24hour crisis and emotional support, mentors, Foster Parent coffee socials, etc.

  • Contact Melissa Lawrence at 250-564-9064 ext 26 or Dominique 250-564-9064 ext 32 for more information.
  • 24 hour crisis support number: 1-877-392-1003 ext 205 ask for on call supervisor.
  • Website: www.axis.bc.ca

BC Foster Parent Education Program (185 Quebec Street)

53 hour education program for approved foster parents covering a wide range of topics relevant to working with children in care.

  • No cost.
  • Contact Melissa Lawrence 250-564-9064 ext 26
  • Website: www.axis.bc.ca

Canadian Government

Canada Child Tax Benefit

The Canadian Child Tax Benefit is tax-free monthly payment made to eligible families to help them with the cost of raising children under 18. May include the National Child Benefit Supplement, BC Family Bonus, and Universal Child Care Benefit.

Child Disability Benefit

The Child Disability Benefit is a tax-free benefit for families who care for a child under age 18 with a severe and prolonged impairment in mental or physical functions.

Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB) Program for First Nations and Inuits

Supplementary benefits including prescription and non-prescription drugs for registered First Nations and recognized Inuit throughout Canada.


Canadian Grandparents Rights Association

Promotes, supports, and assists grandparents and their families in maintaining or re-establishing family stability. Guides people in the initial process of obtaining custody of, and access to their grandchildren.

  • Contact Donna 250-617-2622 or 250-962-9250

CANGRANDS

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support. Online support and resources that welcomes all grandparents and Kinship families who are raising grandchildren or extended family members. Our aim is to support grandmothers, grandfathers, and Kinship families to maintain or re-establishing family ties. Private online support group. The annual fee is $25, the money goes towards helping to advocate for grandparents.


Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre Society

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle at Hadih House (2105 Pine st)

Meet other grandparents who want to be part of a support network. Childcare and snacks provided.

  • Please call for the date and times of the group
  • Call 250-563-7976 or email: hadihhouse(At)carneyhill(Dot)ca

Fathers/Men's Support Circle at Hadih House (2105 Pine st)

Meet fathers who want to be part of a support group and talk about parenting issues. Childcare and snacks available.

  • Tuesdays from 11am to 1pm.
  • Call 250-563-7976 or email: hadihhouse(At)carneyhill(Dot)ca

Hadih House (2105 Pine Street)

Drop-in centre with parenting support & programs, clothing exchange, low cost supply pantry, free laundry, fresh produce boxes, and community kitchen.

  • Nominal fee for some programs and services.
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 12:30pm-4:30pm, Tuesdays 9:30am-4:30pm, Saturday 11am-3pm.
  • Contact Dawn Agno 250-563-7976 or email: Hadih_house_coordinator@shaw.ca

Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS)

Toddler Fun (CSFS office 835 3rd ave)

Parent participating program that assists parents through fun interaction with their child. We will enjoy play, stories and games. For all children 4 and under.

  • No cost.
  • Mondays 10am-12pm.
  • Contact Cathy Scott 250-563-1281 or email: cscott(At)csfs(Dot)org

Coffee and Bannock Drop-In (835 3rd ave)

A time for people to drop in and visit while learning about CSFS.

  • Thurdays from 11am-3pm.
  • Call Jennifer for more information 250-563-1281

Parenting programing

Parenting 1234, this program is 4 weeks. Parenting now for ages 5-12, 6 week program. Thursdays from 10am-12, no child care included.

  • Call Cathy Scott for more information 250-563-1281.

Chemical Dependency at Risk Program (1110 4th Ave)

We help those women who identify themselves as Aboriginal and who are pregnant and want medical/social support.

  • No cost.
  • Drop in from 9am-4pm.
  • Contact Marie 250-564-4422

Child Care Resource and Referral Program

Good Beginnings Course: This is the course for those who want to do child care in their own home. Covers policy writing, running your own business and other needed aspects for doing child care.
Dates: September 15 – November 5, 2015 OR Fridays October 2 – 30, 2015
Times: Tuesday & Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm or Fridays 9:00am – 3:00pm
Location: CCRR Family Room
Cost $250.00 To register please call 250-563-2483 or Toll Free: 1-800-680-6699

Positive Discipline Workshop - Do you struggle with: Whining? Not listening? Bedtime hassles? Temper tantrums? Power struggles? Are you open to learning something new about raising children? Do you want to learn in a fun way?
Dates: Wednesday, October 14, 21, 28, 2015
Time: 6:15pm – 8:45pm
Location: CCRR Family Room
Cost: $30 members & $40.00 non-members (includes book “Positive Time Out and Over 50 Ways to Avoid Power Struggles in the Home and Classroom” by Jane Nelson) To register please call 250-563-2483 or Toll Free: 1-800-680-6699

Active Start Conference: Child care providers and parents will learn how to include physical activity as part of their child’s everyday routine and gain knowledge of the ABC’s of movement.
Dates: Friday October 23, 2015 & Saturday October 24, 2015
Time: Friday 6:00pm – 8:30pm & Saturday 8:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Highland Family Development Centre
Cost: $15 members & $25 non-members
To register please call 250-563-2483 or toll free: 1-800-680-6699 or come to our office at 2020 Massey Drive To register please call 250-563-2483 or Toll Free: 1-800-680-6699

YMCA 2020 Massey drive, daycare entrance. Offers parenting information, workshops and links parents to child care providers in the community. Free consultations, support and referral services are available to parents. Forms and assistance with child care subsidy available. Membership is $30 annually, this includes discounts on workshops, referral services, newsletter and other benefits. Without a membership parents can still get assistance with finding childcare and can also attend training (although no discounted price).


Child Development Centre

Active Parenting for Stepfamilies (1687 Strathcona Ave)

Applicable for foster families and adoptive families too. Child-minding provided if needed.

  • Contact: 250-563-7168 ext 210

Family Support Program (1687 Strathcona Ave)

This program offers support for children and their families. Service and support is offered in the areas of parenting groups, support for parents/caregivers in providing a healthy and safe home environment, assists with how to deal with challenging behaviours, nutrition training, children's groups, kindergarten readiness, community connections, and advocacy. Referrals are welcomed from individuals and families of the community and from other community agencies.

  • Contact 250-563-7168 ext 210 or drop by the office Monday to Wednesday to set up an intake.

Centre's Therapy Department (1687 Strathcona Ave)

Provides information to parents of children with special needs and development delays on how best to facilitate their child's development. We have a Family Resource Lending Library, including videos/DVDs, books etc.

  • No cost.
  • Contact Debbie Harmon 250-563-7169 ext 225 or email: therapy(At)cdcpg(Dot)org

Supported Child Development Program (1687 Strathcona Ave)

Provides consultation and support services for children 0-12 years, in preschools, daycares and after school care programs. Assists children with development delays, disability or challenges to be successful within a group setting. Screening and assessments available.

  • No cost.
  • Contact Christy Kubert 250-563-7168 ext 215 or email: christyk(At)cdcpg(Dot)org
  • website: www.cdcpg.org/scdp.shtml
  • Supported child development is ongoing (no specific dates and times)

Sunbeams

Grief and Loss program for children ages 3-5 years. This 13 week program is for preschool aged children going through the trauma of separation, death, divorce, abandonment or neglect.

  • Contact 250-563-7168 ext 210
  • located at CDC
  • No cost
  • Call for dates and times as sessions vary

Early Intervention Therapy Services (1687 Strathcona Ave)

Providing pediatric therapy for children with special needs and developmental delays including physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology.

  • No cost.
  • Call for info Debbie Harmon 250-563-7168 ext 225 or email: therapy(At)cdcpg(Dot)org
  • 0-6 Years

City of Prince George

Leisure Access Program

This program is designed to make recreation opportunities with the City of Prince George Community Services Department financially accessible for all residents. Eligible participants will receive complimentary swim/skate passes.


The Wise Parent Program/Class (#213-1717 Third Avenue)

Innovative and compassionate approach to parenting based on new findings in attachment theory and brain development research. The program is an invitation for parents/caregivers to explore why we act the way we do, and how we can change to improve our relationship with our children. The cost for the program is 120.00 per person, this includes a book called "Parenting from the Inside Out" by Dr. Daniel Siegel and Mary Hartzell which is the material with which the Wise Parent Program is based. The Wise Parent program runs for 8 sessions (2 hours for each session) for a total of 16 hours. The program is based on a demand basis.

  • Contact: Dawn Sather, MSW, RSW at 250-564-6230 or email: dawn(At)dawnsather(Dot)com

Elizabeth Fry Society

Children Who Witness Abuse Counselling Program (1575 5th Ave) A psycho-educational counselling program providing individual or group counselling to children ages 3-18. Self-referrals welcome.

  • No cost.
  • Monday-Friday 8am-5pm, must book an appointment in advance.
  • Contact Debra 250-563-1113.

Government of BC

Family Justice Centre

Emotional support and short-term counseling. Referrals to emergency and community services. Information and mediation services for custody, access, support.

Parenting After Separating

Contact the Family Justice Centre 250-565-4222

Child Care Subsidy in BC

Ministry of Child and Family Development Monthly payment that helps families with low incomes to cover the costs of childcare.

Pharmacare Program

Provides information about the status of individual claims being processed and how to apply for reimbursement.

  • Contact Health Services 1-800-554-0250

Healthy Kids Program

Helps low income families with costs associated with basic dental care and prescription glasses, for dependent children under 19 years. Children in families approved for premium assistance by the Medical Services Plan (MSP) through the Ministry of Health Services, are automatically registered with the Healthy Kids Program. Dental - Children are eligible for $1400 of basic dental services every two years. This coverage includes services such as exams, x-rays, fillings, cleanings and extractions. Dentists can advise families of other services that may be covered. Optical - Children are eligible for prescription eyeglasses (lenses and basic frames) once in a twelve-month period. Children's eye examinations are covered by MSP.


Healthy Families BC

ActNow BC

Part of the provincial government's efforts to help British Columbians live healthier lives through nutrition, physical activity, eliminating tobacco use and ensuring healthy pregnancies.

  • No cost
  • Website: www.ActNowBC.ca (Includes information on how to care for your newborn as well as their transition into a toddler.)

Infant and Toddler Drop in Program at Montessori

One morning each week meet with parents, infants, toddlers and a facilitator to encourage development of movement, language development and to learn together.

  • For more information contact: Montessori 250-562-6560

Intersect Youth & Family Services Society

(1294 3rd Ave). Provides voluntary counselling for children and youth under 19 years. Offers assessments and referrals, individual, family and group therapy. Priority given to children and youth facing mental health disorders or those at risk of harming self or others.

  • No cost.
  • 8:30am-4:30pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Contact Debbi Flann 250-562-6639.
  • Website: www.intersect.bc.ca

Kikino Métis Children & Family Services Society

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren-Spirit of the Grandmothers (369 Victoria Street)

Grand parenting support group for grandparents who are raising and/or the primary caregivers for their grandchildren. Assistance with negotiating MCFD and Income Assistance bureaucracies, one-on-one support and group support.

  • No cost.
  • Every other Tuesday 10:30am-12pm.
  • Call Dawn Murphy: 250-563-1661 or email: executive(Dot)director(At)kikino(Dot)ca
  • website: www.kikino.org

Warrior Caregivers (369 Victoria Street)

Fathers support program, on Wednesdays from 10:30 - 12:30, that deals with understanding of children's needs; effective communication, self-esteem and identity, and power and control, to name a few topics. It's open to all male caregivers of any race, color or creed.

Circle of Life Parent Support Circle (369 Victoria)

A family preservation and healthy parenting program, on Mondays from 11:30 - 1:30P, that deals with topics such as understanding violence, health and nutrition, life skills, courage to be heard, and goal setting.

  • No cost.
  • One-on-one support also offered.
  • Call 250-563-1661 OR 250-962-0600, or email: family.support(At)kikino(Dot)ca
  • email: executive(Dot)directior(At)kikino(Dot)ca
  • website: www.kikino.org

Northern BC Children and Families Hearing Society

Activities

Reaches out to children and families with hearing challenges from all communities of Northern BC. We offer networking, socialization, and educational events throughout the year. Every month our Play Learn Share Grow social group meets at a different venue where both children and parents can socialize and have fun. Each month we email and informative newsletter full of resources and we have a Facebook page.

  • To sign up for our newsletter or learn more about our events, email: pgdeaf(At)telus(Dot)net or phone 250-563-2425
  • Website: www.nbchearingsociety.com

Northern BC Friends of Children Society

Medical Crisis Line (221-1600 3rd Ave)

Assists parents with children 0-19 years who are experiencing a medical crisis. Offers counselling, resource referral and financial grants for: travel, therapy, medical equipment and prescriptions. Referral area from Williams Lake to Yukon.

  • No cost.
  • 9am-4pm Monday-Friday.
  • Contact Riley Wilcox 250-564-2217 or toll free 1-866-564-2217
  • email: freindsofchildren(At)telus(Dot)net

Northern Health

Northern Health Preschool Hotline Newsletter (PDF)

View the Fall/Winter 2015 Newsletter

In this issue:
  • A Message from the Speech & Language Program Manager
  • Technology and Active Living
  • An Amazing Adventure!
  • Books in Action!

Community Nutrition Program (Centre for Healthy Living, 1788 Diefenbaker-next to Carney Hill School)

Nutrition resources with free handouts for community programs on such topics as nutrition for pregnancy and breastfeeding as well as nutrition information for infants, toddlers, and school-age children.

  • No cost.
  • Monday to Fridays: 8:30am-4:30pm

Breastfeeding Support Drop-In (1444 Edmonton Street, 2nd floor)

Children and Families Team Public Health Nurse on site. Breastfeeding advice and support, weight and measure your baby's growth.

  • No cost.
  • Thursday 9:30am-11:30am.
  • Contact 250-565-7478

Lactation Consultant

Assistance is offered to breastfeeding babies and their families while in hospital & by telephone. Face to face office visits can be set up.

  • Please call for an appointment: Jeanne Hagreen 250-565-2327.
  • Available Monday-Friday.

Children and Families Team-Maternity Home Visiting.

Following the discharge of a new baby, all parents are contacted and offered a home visit with a Public Health Nurse who will do a physical assessment as well as provide education and counselling to parents.

  • No cost.
  • Monday-Thursday mornings and all day Friday and Saturday.
  • In-home.
  • Contact: 250-562-6560

Family Education Outreach Program

This program provides 2 in-home parent education and support services to strengthen and keep families together. These services are provided to expectant parents and those parents or caregivers of children from 0-18 years old, for up to 6 months. The focus of this program is to assist parents in achieving goals that support growth and learning such as: fostering secure parent/child attachment, learning effective positive discipline strategies, understanding child and youth development, and providing consistent structure & routines.

  • Must be referred by MCFD.
  • Contact 250-649-4820

Project Parent North

This program provides a welcoming and educational centre for parents or caregivers with their children, from 3 months to 5 years of age. The focus is to assist parents in achieving goals that support growth and learning such as fostering secure parent/child attachment and learning effective positive discipline strategies. This program provides a "hands on" opportunity for growth both in our playrooms and in the family's home. Transportation is provided for families to attend the centre 2 days a week from 10am-3pm, for 5 months, homemade snacks and meals are provided.

  • No cost.
  • Contact 250-649-4820 to make a community or self-referral.

Speech Language Clinic (1444 Edmonton Street, 1st floor)

Provides assessment and intervention to children with communication delays and disorders. For children 0-5 years.

Child Health Clinic

Providing immunizations to children starting at 8 weeks of age. Provide information on nutrition, safety, dental health, postpartum depression, etc. and referrals as needed.

  • No cost.
  • Auditorium at Health Unit 1444 Edmonton Street Monday and Thursday 1pm - 3:30pm OR Tuesday and Wednesday 8:45am - 11:15am.
  • Family Resource Centre Clinic Room, 1200 LaSalle Ave. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 1pm-3:30pm.
  • To book an appointment please call 250-565-7381

Connections

A travel service program for patients needing to travel for out of town medical appointments in northern BC and between northern BC and Vancouver. Nominal fee based on distance.

Nursing Support Services (1444 Edmonton Street, 2nd floor)

A provincial program of RN's assisting parents and caregivers of children with persistent and challenging health needs. We provide education to Teaching Aides in schools, provide services in home, work with families for consultation and assessment to access health care supplies and equipment.

  • No cost.
  • Contact Kim or Carolyn 250-612-4519 or 250-565-7391

On-call and Drop-in Health Services (1444 Edmonton Street)

Access to public health nurses via phone or drop-in for a wide range of topics concerning child and family health wellness.

  • Monday-Friday 9am-12pm.
  • Contact 250-565-7478

Prince George Prenatal Classes

Offers a full range of classes from trained prenatal instructors as well as a physiotherapist, registered dietician and father mentor. Prenatal classes- late pregnancy, labour/birth, postnatal, newborns, breastfeeding, hospital tour. 1. Prenatal in a day (9am-3pm) plus one breastfeeding class on a Tuesday/Wednesday evening 2. Tuesday or Wednesday evenings (7-9pm) for six weeks. Fee $100 includes all classes and hospital tour (financial assistance is available)

  • Contact 250-565-2910 to register or email: pgprenatalclasses(At)northernhealth(Dot)ca

Audiology (Hearing) Clinic (1475 Edmonton Street)

Hearing evaluation, fitting of amplification devices and sale of hearing aids and accessories for infants and children up to 18 years. Referral from doctor required.

  • Contact 250-565-7371

Prenatal Registry Program (1444 Edmonton Street, 2nd floor)

Contact program if you are pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant. The public health nurse will provide information, referral, and support to help you have a healthy pregnancy.

  • Services available at no cost
  • 9am-4pm Monday-Friday.
  • Contact 250-565-7478

All Options Pregnancy Counselling (1444 Edmonton Street, 2nd floor)

Emergency contraceptive pill, pregnancy testing and referrals where needed.

  • No cost.
  • Monday-Friday 1-4pm at the Health Unit.
  • Contact 250-649-7199

Community Care Licensing

The purpose of the program is to make sure that licensed facilities are healthy and safe environments for adults, youth and children in care. Daycares or residential care facilities that provide care and supervision to three or more children, who aren't related to the caregiver, need a community care facility license.


Northern Interior Autism Society

A parent led support group with monthly (kid friendly) meetings. Parents helping parents navigate the road of autism. Join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/345483355508718/ email: Larissa saintmotley(At)gmail(Dot)com. For more information on when and where the meeting are, join the Facebook Group "Northern Interior Autism Society" or email Larissa.


Northern Midwifery Care

Postpartum Mama Baby Drop In (1533 7th Avenue)

This group is open to women with babies aged birth-8 weeks, come out and have your questions answered! You do not have to be a client of a Midwife to attend. Expectant moms are welcome too! It is hosted by Jane Hedges Registered Midwife and Jocelyn Logan (CD) DONA. Common topics include increasing milk supply, managing over-supply or over-active-let-down, selecting a pump, expressing and storing breast milk, preparing to return to work. This group is limited to women and babies, female support persons (grandmothers and sisters) are welcome.

  • Drop-In sessions: (please bring your care card) Mondays 1pm-3pm, come have your baby weighed between 1-1:30 then join us for a group discussion.

Prince George Midwives

Midwives are primary care providers for healthy women during normal, low-risk pregnancy, childbirth and for six weeks after birth for both mother and newborn. Midwives support pregnancy and birth as a normal part of a woman's life by respecting and addressing her physical, emotional, cultural and spiritual needs. We work collaboratively with doctors, nurses and other health professionals, as needed, to provide you with excellent quality care. You do not need a referral to have midwifery care.


Parent Support Services

Active parenting program

For parents of all ages! Teaches parents to help their children develop self-esteem, responsibility, and courage. Learn tips for clear communication and respectful discipline. No cost. Childcare and transportation may be available for some programs, please ask. Daytime and evening classes available. Various locations. Based on parent demand and interest, either a 3 week or 8 week program.

  • No Cost
  • Contact Jessica Turner 250-962-0600 or email: parentnorth(At)shaw(Dot)ca

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Resource Booklet

Online resource booklet with links and other resources.


NEW: Parent Support Circle at Hadih House (2105 Pine st)

Hadih Community House (2105 Pine st) parenting group will offer support, parenting resources and information. Starting April 7th 2015 from 1:00 to 2:15. This group is open to all caregivers and it will run bi-weekly on Tuesday afternoons. Workshop topics may include discipline strategies, stress management, parenting issues and parental self-care. A place for parents to get together and talk about parenting issues, find support and meet other parents.

Please call or email to inquire about the time and day group runs. Call 250 563-7976 Email: hadihhouse(At)carneyhill(Dot>ca

  • Snacks and Childcare are available

Phoenix Transition Society

Children who Witness Abuse Counselling Program (1780 11th Street). A counselling program for children that provides one on one, sibling or group counselling in a childlike environment.

  • No cost.
  • Ages 3-18 years.
  • Monday-Friday 1-5pm.
  • Contact Sandra Morton 250-563-7315 or email: sandracwwa(At)shaw(Dot)ca

Prenatal Classes

On-going six week holistic Lamaze course.

  • $100 per set
  • Birth Doula services available
  • Contact Allison Crick expectingmiraclesdoula(At)yahoo(Dot)ca

Prince George Crisis Pregnancy Centre

Counseling for fathers and mothers. Options counseling, peer counseling, peer support groups.

  • Contact 250-562-4464

Prince George Family Services Society

Provision of short-term, in-home family preservation services to families whose children may be at risk of being removed. Family reunification and crisis intervention.

  • No cost.
  • Referral from Ministry of Children and Family Development is required.
  • Contact Loren Tudor 250-564-3515 or email: pgfamily(At)telus(Dot)net

Prince George Public Library

We have programs for parents, caregivers and children. Early literacy activities for children under 5 include: Babytime, Toddler Time and Family Storytime. These programs are drop-in, no registration and no cost. Programs are available at Bob Harkins Branch (888 Canada Games Way) and Nechako Branch (6547 Hart Highway).


School District No.57

StrongStart

Free drop-in early learning program for children ages 0-6 and their parents/caregivers. Staffed by early Childhood Educators, the program offers a play based program to enhance the children's learning and development.

StrongStart is open during the school year (September-June).  Please see the link below for StrongStart Programs and times or contact the Early Learning Coordinator at 250-561-6800 ext 341

https://www.sd57.bc.ca/Programs/EarlyLearning/Pages/default.aspx

Settlement Workers in Schools (Office is 3400 Westwood Drive at John McInnis Service Centre)

This program is free, school based, outreach program to assist all newcomer students in attending kindergarten-grade 12 public school systems. The workers supply systemic outreach for settlement needs, orientation and information on schools, community and government services to both students and their families to adjust and integrate into community, home and schools. Referrals welcome from school, parents and agencies.

  • No cost
  • For more information contact:
    Arvinder Billing: 250-561-9235 ext 2234 or email: abilling(At)sd57(Dot)bc(Dot)ca
    XiaoXue Liu: 250-561-9235 ext 2235 or email: xliu(At)sd57(Dot)bc(Dot)ca

South Fort George Family Resource Centre (FRC)

Foster Parent Support Group (1200 LaSalle Ave)

Drop in peer support and information for foster parents.

  • no cost.
  • 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • 11am-1pm
  • Contact Nancy 250-614-0684

Women's Wellness (1200 LaSalle Ave, Room 131)

Drop-in program for pregnant or postnatal women who are feeling overwhelmed or worried. Discussions, support, self-care activities, snacks, child minding.

  • Tuesdays 12-4pm.
  • Contact: 250-614-2229

Building Blocks (1200 LaSalle Ave)

Community kitchens, open to parents with children 0-6 years.

  • No cost, childcare is available by sign-up to the first 4 children.
  • Transportation is available.
  • Wednesday 10:30-1.
  • Pre-registration is required.
  • Contact Deb Ewen 250-564-5941, or email: dewen(At)pgnfc(Dot)com

Power Play (1200 LaSalle Ave)

Located in the gymnasium, Prince George and District Elizabeth Fry Society Play is an important part of growing up!

  • Drop-in, at no cost
  • Monday 9:30am-11:30am, Tuesday 1:30pm-3:30pm, Wednesday 9:30am-11:30am, Thursday 1:30pm-3:30pm.
  • Contact 250-614-9449 or email: frc(At)pgefry(Dot)bc(Dot)ca
  • Website: www.sfgfrc.com

Baby's New Beginnings- Pregnancy Outreach Program (1200 LaSalle Avenue)

Providing support for pregnant women and women with babies under 7 months old. We offer prenatal vitamins, food vouchers, donated baby items and clothing, prenatal classes and a Women's Wellness Support group.

  • We are open for drop-in from 12pm-4pm.
  • Contact 250-614-2229

CAP-C FADER Program (1200 LaSalle Ave)

Strengths based, family centered care that supports children and families. We offer support for families with children age 0-6, and support to families affected by FASD. Services include children's programming, parenting support groups, one on one support and outreach, referrals and resources.

  • No cost.
  • Monday-Friday 9am-5pm
  • Contact Nancy 250-614-0684

Little Artist's Program (1200 LaSalle Ave)

Join us for a free parent participating early-learning art experience. For families with children 0-6 years. Bringing a positive, fun and messy approach to creative expression for the youngest artists, while promoting parent-child attachment and forming connections with other parents and families.

  • No cost.
  • Drop-in Thursdays 10:30am-12.
  • Contact Nancy 250-614-0684

Dental Health Community Program (1200 LaSalle Ave)

We work with children, families, and other health professionals to help prevent tooth decay (cavities) by providing FREE oral assessments of children's teeth, education on how to care for teeth, fluoride varnish for children at risk for tooth decay, participation in community health fairs and we help families search for dental offices and provide dental resources to schools and daycares.


Strengthening Families Program

The Strengthening Families Program is a chance for parents, caregivers and their children to develop their skills as a family. Parents and children learn new skills together and separately. In the parent sessions, focus is on communication, building a stronger relationship with your child and dealing with difficult behaviors. In the children groups, kids learn to problem solve, manage their feelings, increase their coping skills and improve relationships with others. Children and parents then meet for a family session practicing what they have learned.

The program runs for 14 weeks. Each session is 2.5hrs and will include a fully prepared nutritious and delicious meal.

We are inviting families with a child aged 6-11 years old.

If you are interested in participating in this program please contact Kristi Francis at the Prince George Native Friendship Centre

  • Call: 250-564 4324
  • Email: kfrancis(At)pgnfc(Dot)com
  • Childcare provided for younger siblings.

Programs will run out of Harwin, Van Bien and Westwood in the fall of 2015. Upcoming programs will be at the Native Friendship Centre, Peden Hill, Pinewood Elementary & Spruceland Elementary.


Support Lines

Grandparents raising grandchildren

Skilled and experienced advocates will staff the phone line and provide email support to help people understand their rights, obligations and options prior to and after assuming responsibility for raising a family member's child. Staff will also ensure that callers are aware of all benefits, support and resources available to them-and how to access them.

  • Contact: 604-558-4740 (Lower Mainland) or 1-855-474-9777 (toll free anywhere in BC)
  • email: GRGline(At)parentsupportbc(Dot)ca

Foster Parent Support Line

1-877-392-1003 ext 205 and ask to be directed to the Foster Parent Program or call worker

Representative for children and youth

Children and youth in care have rights. They are there to answer your questions and assist you with resources.