Child and Youth Speech-Language Pathology Service

The Interior Health Child and Youth Speech-Language Pathology Service provides community speech pathologists to help families support the communication development of their children from birth to school entry. Services may include education, assessment, and intervention in a variety of settings. Support may occur individually or in groups. The information page contains educational information and more information about Speech-Language […]

Aboriginal Head Start

East Kootenay Aboriginal Head Start Coordinators: Aqam – Cranbrook/Kimberley: Crystal Williams – 250-426-5717, cwilliams@aqam.net Lower Kootenay – Creston Valley: Trina Williams – 250-428-4406 Akisqnuk – Columbia Valley: Wendy Cullum – 250-342-6301, wcullum@akisqnuk.org Tobacco Plains – Grasmere/Fernie: Currently no Aboriginal Head Start program   The Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve Program funds activities that support early intervention strategies to address […]

BC Child Care Subsidy Information

Child Care Subsidy is a monthly payment to assist eligible British Columbia families with the cost of child care. Monthly subsidy payments vary depending on the family’s circumstances Information on the BC Child Care subsidy for parents on eligibility, how to apply, continuing the subsidy and making changes is available on the website. Information for […]

Safe Start BC

Safe Start BC provides online resources and information for parents and families on safety and preventing injury in your home. Developed by BC Children’s Hospital. Safe Start BC Website

Parachute Canada

Parachute Canada is a charity helping Canadians stop preventable and predictable injuries. The website has resources and information for parents and caregivers.

Too Hot for Tots

Burns are a leading cause of injury for children under the age of 5. The BC Children’s Hospital and the BC Professional Firefighters’ Burn Fund developed the Too Hot for Tots Program to educate parents, caregivers and professionals on safety measures that can be taken to prevent these burns and injuries. Access the Too Hot […]

St. Mary’s Band – ?aq’am

Member services include: Social Development Head Start Community Health Representative Home and Community Support Program Home Support Workers Membership Clerk Education Coordinator Language and Culture Economic Development ?aq’amnik’ school and ?aq’amnik after school care The Member Services team also has access to a limited number of other services, namely, justice (sharing circles and restorative justice), […]

Special Olympics- British Columbia

Special Olympics is humanity’s greatest classroom, where lessons of ability, acceptance and inclusion are illuminated on fields of play by our greatest teachers – the athletes. Special Olympics BC offers summer and winter sports for ages 8 and up, youth programs for ages 2 to 18, a year-round fitness program, and athletic health initiatives.