Child, Youth, And Family

BC Council for Families

The BC Council for Families develops programs, workshops and resources to strengthen and support diverse families.more info

Address / Contact Info
208-1847 West Broadway
, Vancouver, BC, V6J 1Y6
Phone: 604 678 8884 ext 101
Fax: (604) 678-8886
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Camp Goodtimes

Camp Goodtimes provides a safety-focused, medically supervised, fun and recreational experience for children and teens affected by cancer and their families.more info

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Canadian Cancer Society, BC & Yukon
565 W 10th Ave
, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 4J4
Local: (604) 675-7141
Toll-Free: 1-800-663-2524 ext. 7141
Fax: (604) 675-7124
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Canada Child Tax Benefit

This program provides eligible families with a tax free monthly payment to help them with the cost of raising children under age 18.more info

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Canada Revenue Agency
toll free: 1-800-387-1193
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Child and Youth Mental Health

The Child and Youth Mental Health services includes assessment, counselling and case planning for children and youth with depression, anxiety, family conflict, unmanageable behaviour, or other mental health concerns in home, school or community. The service provides specialized clinical interventions and support and follow-up in office or on an outreach basis.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Child Care Subsidy Service Centre

This program offers financial assistance towards the cost of child care to families who have low to moderate incomes, access to forms and other relevant information.more info

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Ministry for Children and Family Development
toll free: 1-888-338-6622
Fax (toll-free): 1-877-544-0699
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Core Inn Youth Counsellors

The Core Inn is home to a drop-in centre and Community Services youth counsellors and Options for Sexual Health. The centre provides advocacy and referral to counsellors and other resources for youth.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services, Core Inn
134 McPhillips Avenue
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2T5
Phone: (250) 537-4365
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Dragonfly Childcare and Family Resource Centre (Pender Island Child Care Society)

Dragonfly offers a variety of Family Resource Programs weekly and monthly. Child Care programs run Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9 to 4 for children 18 months to 5 years. Pender Island Child Care Society is a not for profit group that believes that children learn best in a nurturing environment where there is time for both planned and child-directed activities, indoor and outdoor play and active and quiet times. Outdoor play revolves around forest walks and gardening. At Dragonfly, an atmosphere of gentleness allows for a variety of experiences for each child - music, art, yoga, literacy and math based educational opportunities. Staff continually expand their education to meet the needs of the community.more info

Address / Contact Info
5714 Canal Road
, Pender Island, BC, V0N 2M1
Phone: (250) 629-3039
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Early Learning for Families Strong Start Centres (ELF)

This program is operated by School District 64 at three sites on Salt Spring Island - Fulford Elementary, Salt Spring Elementary and Fernwood Elementary. It runs on a drop-in basis and is a parent participatory program designed for children ages 0 to 5.more info

Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Elementary
122 Rainbow Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2V5
Salt Spring Elementary: (250) 537-9928
Fulford: (250) 653-9223

Family Place

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Salt Spring Island Community Services
120 Park Drive
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2R7
Phone: (250) 537-9176
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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Family Support/Development

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Address / Contact Info
Salt Spring Island Community Services
268 Fulford-Ganges Road
, Salt Spring Island, BC, V8K 2K6
Phone: (250) 537-9971
Fax: (250) 537-9974
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