Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

To respond to the needs of families on Vancouver Island Parent Support Services is currently offering phone and on-line services.  We will resume in person services when it is safe to do so.

https://www.parentsupportbc.ca/parenting-support-during-covid-19/

Please click here for our Circle referral form


Midsummer Activity Guide, suitable for any time of year:

Please enjoy this Activity Guide created by one of our practicum students. (Click here)

 


Upcoming events

Summer Break: Kids Programming Ages 6-12

On August 10-12, 2021, Parent Support Services will be offering FREE 1 hour kids programming to keep kids active and learning during summer break. Join us via Zoom in the various activities we’ll be offering.

Register here by August 5th, or visit http://bit.ly/psskids


Volunteer opportunities

Join our amazing team of volunteers!

Visit parentsupportbc.ca/volunteer or click here to learn more.


Support for parents and caregivers;

If you are interested in one-on-one support on typical parenting issues or would like to find out about more resources or our on-line services, please call our BC Parenting Support Line at 1-877-345-9777 ext. 100 and leave a message for call back.

Virtual Parent Support Circles:  Virtual Support circles are co-facilitated Zoom sessions that provide an opportunity for parents to connect with other parents in safe, supportive environment to discuss common parenting topics.

New Circle: Multicultural Parenting Circle Wednesdays 7:30 pm on Zoom

To register, visit bit.ly/pssvimc or contact us at office@parentsupportbc.ca or call 1-877-345-9777 (toll-free)

Or click here for the flyer

Parenting Circle: Wednesday Evenings Weekly 8:30 pm on Zoom

To register, visit bit.ly/provcircleform or contact Sandi Halvorson at sandi.halvorson@parentsupportbc.ca or 250-468-9658

Or click here for the flyer

Parent Support Circle: Parenting Teens – Weekly Thursday at 7:30 pm

To register, visit bit.ly/provcircleform or contact Sandi Halvorson at sandi.halvorson@parentsupportbc.ca or 250-468-9658

Or click here for the flyer


Support for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren and others raising a relative’s child.

GRG/Kinship Support & Information line:  Problem solving, legal and resource information for grandparents and other relatives raising a family member’s child. Hours are:  Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 10:00 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Toll free in BC 1-855-474-9777 or email grgline@parentsupportbc.ca

Virtual GRG/Kinship Support Circles:  Virtual Support circles are co-facilitated Zoom sessions that provide an opportunity for grandparents who are raising grandchildren and others raising a relative’s child to connect with others on a similar journey and share information and resources.

GRG/Kinship Facebook group:  The GRG/Kinship Support BC Facebook group provides a larger opportunity for connection, sharing of resources and information.  Grandparents raising grandchildren and other kinship care givers in BC can click HERE to join!

This a private group for kinship care givers only.

Grand Connection Newsletter:  For news on what is happening for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG’S) and other kinship care givers on Vancouver Island including;

  • GRG/Kinship Family Events: Events may include family picnics, bowling, potluck supper, or seasonal craft making.  These events provide an opportunity for GRG/Kinship families to connect with other families from their own community as well as neighbouring communities.
  • GRG/Kinship Nature Camps: For the past several summers the Parent Support Services Society of BC has worked in partnership with the Galiano Island Conservancy Association to offer Nature Camps on Galiano Island for GRG/Kinship families. These 2-night camps usually take place in August.  **Special GRG/Kinship family events are planned as resources are available.

For information on any of the above programs please contact the GRG/Kinship Support & Information line:  1-855-474-9777 or grgline@parentsupportbc.ca or visit https://www.parentsupportbc.ca/for-grandparents/

Central & Northern Vancouver Island Office

“Proud to be the recipient of United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island funding for programs in 2020.”

“Proud to acknowledge funding from the Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island in 2019-20.”

“Proud to acknowledge funding from the United Way Southern Vancouver Island in 2020-21”

         

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