Childcare BC Overview

Since February 2018, the BC provincial government has invested millions of dollars into Child Care with the goal of achieving $10-a-day child care. These programs have been rolled out throughout the year, and by now most programs are now accessible to the public. Here is a summary of their main areas of investment and how you/your organization can access them. …

Islands Wellness SocietyChildcare BC Overview

Affordable Child Care Benefit

The new Affordable Child Care Benefit will be replacing Child Care Subsidy and can now be completed online. If your family makes less than $110,000/year and you pay for child care (in your own home, licensed centers, nannies etc.) you may be eligible. Please contact us if you have any questions or difficulties applying. Here are some useful links Info about …

Islands Wellness SocietyAffordable Child Care Benefit

Child Care Provider Profile: Skidegate Head Start (Parent and Tot Program)

The BC First Nations Head Start On-Reserve Program is a program funded by the First Nations Health Authority to enhance early childhood development, school readiness and overall family health and wellness for First Nations preschool children (birth to six years old) on reserve. Head Start supports locally-controlled and designed early intervention strategies that provide First Nations children with opportunities to …

Islands Wellness SocietyChild Care Provider Profile: Skidegate Head Start (Parent and Tot Program)

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

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!

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?

Islands Wellness SocietyWhat’s in a Name?

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