The Child Care Resource and 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.

CCRR can help with starting up home childcare services, applying for Child Care Subsidy and referrals to local licensed child care providers. If child care providers need help with administrative issues like contracts, policies and fees we can help with that too. Home and facility support visits are also a big part of what we do. These allow us to bring in new lending library resources and activities directly to those who need them.


Lending Library

The CCRR Resource, Equipment, and Toy Lending Library is a great place for teachers, parents and caregivers to find useful tools that will encourage children’s healthy development and learning. If there are items that you think would be useful additions to the library let us know. CCRR will also deliver resources to those unable to visit the library in person.

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CCRR Coordinator

My name is Alicia Embree. I have been working as the program coordinator for the Child Care Resource and Referral program since February 2014. Prior to my work with IWS, I coordinated the Success By 6® initiative on Haida Gwaii for three years. I am a teacher and worked in schools and Daycares in the lower mainland before moving to Haida Gwaii four years ago. I have lived in many of the communities on Haida Gwaii and hope to use the relationships I have built to be a useful resource for those looking to connect with all the great services and resources available to us on Haida Gwaii.

I recently completed the Options for Sexual Health sexual health educator certificate program and am using this training to do abuse prevention training for the very young, and age-appropriate sexual health education classes in local schools as part of my community outreach. I am excited to be able to link in to all the other great community programs already on the go within IWS and our communities at large.

I am a big believer in life long learning and am currently working on getting my Early Childhood Educators Certification through North West Community College. I hope to help those in the childcare field as well as all the families and caregivers that depend on them to get the training, resources and support they need.

My interests and hobbies include gardening, drawing, birding, biking, and spending time with my friends and in nature.

For more info please email or call Alicia at 250-559-4711 or




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