Screen Time Suggestions and Alternatives for Children

Saw a great discussion happening today on Facebook among local parents and it made me think about this article written a few years back by our local Speech and Language pathologist Jackie Taylor. I thought I’d post it here in case anyone was interested in having a read. Block play, playdough, trains, wagons- these are the toys of our childhood …

Islands Wellness SocietyScreen Time Suggestions and Alternatives for Children

Employment Opportunity with CCRR!!

The Child Care Resource & Referral Program is currently seeking someone to fill the position of Family & Resource Consultant. This position is 20 hours per week based primarily in our office in Queen Charlotte. The successful candidate will enjoy working with people, be organized, efficient and computer savvy and feel comfortable working as part of a team, as well …

Islands Wellness SocietyEmployment Opportunity with CCRR!!

Car Seat Training course coming May 17th!

CCRR Haida Gwaii is please to announce a FREE car seat training course coming to Haida Gwaii in May. Having taken this training 4 years ago I can attest to the fact that I use this info all the time! It’s surprisingly useful info and a great way to rack up some Pro D hours! Sadly, motor vehicle accidents are …

Islands Wellness SocietyCar Seat Training course coming May 17th!

Crafternoon at the Lending Library!

Feeling crafty? Drop by the Lending Library at the Islands Wellness Society Friday February 12th between 2pm and 5pm and make some collage valentines! Supplies will be provided along with tea and cookies. This is a free event but space will be tight, so good to come early and RSVP if possible. We will be there with a table full …

Islands Wellness SocietyCrafternoon at the Lending Library!

Employment Opportunity with CCRR!

The Haida Gwaii CCRR program is on the lookout for a new team member! Job description – Family & Resource Consultant The Haida Gwaii Child Care Resource & Referral program provides support, resources and referral services for child care providers, parents and caregivers in all communities on Haida Gwaii. We partner with community groups to provide workshops, training and professional …

Islands Wellness SocietyEmployment Opportunity with CCRR!

Fabulous Facepainters at Hospital Day!

A BIG thank you to all the wonderful volunteers who came and helped out with our face painting last Saturday for Hospital Day! So many happy faces were decorated because of your skillful and artistic work! Katie Borsario, Shiela Karrow, Betsy Cardell, Alma-Rose Siddell, Xiila Guujaw, plus all the others who stopped in and helped out, and to the Hospital …

Islands Wellness SocietyFabulous Facepainters at Hospital Day!

What’s in a Name?

Great article about the importance of recognizing quality care is more than just “Day Care” Wonder if this means we should find a more encouraging term for “babysitters?” too? http://www.huffingtonpost.com/katherine-rose/day-care-disrespect-why-w_b_5353816.html

Islands Wellness SocietyWhat’s in a Name?

Family & Resource Consultant Job Opening at IWS!

The Haida Gwaii Child Care Resource & Referral program provides support, resources and referral services for child care providers, parents and caregivers in all communities on Haida Gwaii. We partner with community groups to provide workshops, training and professional development opportunities. We aim to promote quality childcare choices that meet the needs of local families. We are part of the …

Islands Wellness SocietyFamily & Resource Consultant Job Opening at IWS!

Our Stories Behind the Stories this weekend in Masset

Looking for something to do in Masset this weekend? Check out Stories Behind the Stories Saturday, April 11, 1pm at Masset Maritime Museum Hosted by Literacy Haida Gwaii. How many children’s stories are written on Haida Gwaii? Have you ever wondered where authors get the ideas for their books? Come listen to some of our local children’s authors & illustrators …

Islands Wellness SocietyOur Stories Behind the Stories this weekend in Masset