Tri-Cities Child Care Survey
March 3, 2017

We invite you to complete a short online TriCities Child Care Survey. Through the dedicated work of community stakeholders within the United Way Avenues of Change Childcare Working Group, and with the support of the TriCities Early Childhood Development Committee, a survey has been designed to help understand your child care needs. This is an opportunity for families to amplify their voice on their child care experience for children 0-8 years old. Your feedback will help us serve your family and our community better.

All information collected for this study is anonymous. The survey is available online in English and paper copies in English, Chinese, Korean, and Farsi. Email: avenuesofchange@westcoastfamily.org to request a paper version.

The deadline for survey responses is March 29th, 2017. When you complete the survey, you may enter the draw for one of five $50 VISA gift cards.

Link to survey:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/tricities_childcare.

 

Bell "Let’s Talk Day"
January 25, 2017

Retired CFL star Shea Emry joined us at our Head Office today to present us with a cheque from Bell Canada.  Today is Bell "Let’s Talk Day", a day committed to opening up about mental illness in Canada.  Our donation from Bell is being well spent on our Kids Have Stress Too! program for parents of young children who may be exhibiting signs of stress and anxiety. Thank you so much Bell for supporting the work we do!

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WFC Open House 2016
December 9, 2016

A heartfelt thank you to the Province's Empty Stocking Fund for helping us help families in our communities.Stay strong this Holiday Season! Here's an article written by Wayne Moriarty: "Wayne Moriarty: Finding happy tears at Westcoast Family CentresThrough the 12 years I was employed as editor-in-chief of The Province,I would dutifully attend the Empty Stocking Fund cheque presentation ceremony each November."http://theprovince.com/opinion/columnists/finding-tears-the-happy-kind-at-westcoast-open-house 

Heathy Babies Program TriCities
November 23, 2016

The Healthy Babies Program was featured in BC Lung Association:

Helen Rex, Healthy Babies Program Coordinator was recently featured in the BC Lung Association’s News article “Healthy Babies and Healthier Mothers”.  Helen shares how Healthy Babies program supports pregnant women and new mothers who need extra help, but have limited financial resources. On a daily basis, she oversees the program, connects with women from the community, and presents topics related to pregnancy, childbirth, nutrition, child development, and self-care. She feels proud to provide a group environment where women feel welcome and supported. In the course of her work, Helen encounters pregnant women and new mothers who smoke cigarettes. Though it’s not a program requirement that they quit, she tries her best to find ways to encourage it for those who are interested.  

Here is the link:

 https://bc.lung.ca/news/latest-news/healthy-babies-and-healthier-mothers.

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