CHILD CARE RESOURCE & REFERRAL PROGRAM
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 (Registered License Not Required/RLNRs), applying for Child Care Subsidy and offer 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.
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Please contact staff members directly if you would like to schedule an appointment outside of their respective office hours. Staff are trained to assist clients with questions regarding all aspects of the CCRR Program including but not limited to child care referrals and the Affordable Child Care Benefit. Feel free to reach out to any staff member based on location convenience for inquiries. If they are unable to assist you, your request may be forwarded to another staff member as needed.
The CCRR Resource 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 designated community drop boxes in Skidegate, Port Clements, Old Massett and Sandspit. If you have other accessibility needs please contact us and we will do our best to meet your needs.Browse Our Library
Interim Outreach Coordinator
My name is Courtney Bell, my Xaad Kil name is Saandlanee Xuhl, I come from the Naikun Qiigaawaay Clan. I was born in Prince Rupert and raised in Old Massett. I am excited for this new opportunity with Islands Wellness Society and CCRR. I will be working towards my ECE this fall. I look forward to getting to know the organization and learning lots along the way.
If you have any questions feel free to email email@example.com to set up an appointment time.
Family & Resource Consultant
My name is Jenna Inglis and I am the new Family & Resource Consultant with the Child Care Resource and Referral Program at IWS. I have a background in Birth/Postpartum Doula care, as well as Infant Sleep Education. I have a passion for empowering new parents, or parents to be, to make the most informed, positive decisions for their family’s future. I have an Undergraduate degree in Human Rights, and a post graduate certificate in Community Healing & Peacebuilding from Carleton University, and the University of Toronto respectively.
Aside from offering Child Care information and referrals, I am also the point person for any questions regarding the Resource Lending Library and the Affordable Child Care Benefit. I am aware that on Haida Gwaii we must come together as a community to address Child Care needs, and we at the CCRR are continuously working hard to recruit more ECE’s and find ways to make Child Care accessible. If you are interested in becoming and ECE please contact the CCRR for support with applications, bursaries and information.
If you have any questions feel free to email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment time.
Community Outreach Coordinator (On Leave)
My name is Anja McLeod and I am the CCRR presence in the North! After working as a full-time child care provider, I quickly discovered my passion to support children in their curiosity and experiences of the world. I was hired with CCRR in June of 2019. Since then, I have completed the Roots of Empathy Instructor Training, Mother’s Mental Health Toolkit Training, Breastfeeding Foundations course, as well as Health, Safety and Nutrition at Northern Lights College school of Early Childhood Education. I work closely with Tawlang ga Tlaayds, offer Lending Library deliveries to families and child care providers in the North, and prioritize outreach programming as a way to form community connections and share resources.
In addition to the positive lessons and sense of community that working in child care has provided, it has also opened my eyes to the profound importance of quality accessible early childhood education. I am committed to working alongside other community organizations to continue offering support to children and families on Haida Gwaii, and building sustainable childcare options for the future.
My office hours are Wednesdays 9:30am-4:30pm at 1648 Orr St. in Masset. Contact me via phone at 250-685-8105 or email email@example.com with any questions, concerns, or to make an appointment.
CCRR Program Coordinator
My name is Winnie Tsai and I have been with the Child Care Resource and Referral Program since September 2017 (with a not so brief 18-month leave inbetween). I love working with children and started my journey on Haida Gwaii as an Elementary School Teacher at the Living and Learning School. I have a background in Outdoor and Experiential Education (Primary/Junior Grades) from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario and love spending time outdoors. I am so grateful to be living on beautiful Haida territory with my family since 2015.
I have completed multiple training opportunities that will allow me to expand the programming we offer to the Haida Gwaii Community. I am trained to facilitate Safe Spaces, The Parent Child Mother Goose Program, Positive Discipline, Roots of Empathy, Too Hot For Tots and Let’s Talk.
I am aware that on Haida Gwaii we must come together as a community to address Child Care needs, and we at the CCRR are continuously working hard to recruit more ECEs and find ways to make Child Care accessible. If you are interested in becoming an ECE please contact the CCRR for support with applications, bursaries and information.
If you have any questions (or lovely comments) feel free to call me (250-559-4711) during my office hours Thursdays 9:00am – 3:30pm or leave a message / email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an alternative appointment time.