Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island

“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 of Greater Victoria in 2019-20”

“Proud to acknowledge funding from New Horizons for Seniors in 2020”

Greater Victoria Region 

For locations & information on Circles and Events in Greater Victoria – email bella_cenezero@parentsupportbc.ca or call  (250) 384-8042

Parent Support Circles

Saanich Parent Support Circle  

  • Group will reactivate in February
  • Meets the first and third Monday of every month from 6-8pm

Victoria – Bridges for Women Parent Support Circle  

  • Temporarily Closed

Sooke Parent Support Circle  

  • Temporarily Closed

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Kinship Care Circles

 View Royal Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Day time meets 2nd Friday of the month 10 am to 11:30 am.

Esquimalt Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Evening group meets every 2 weeks 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Central/Northern Vancouver Island

CENTRAL ISLAND OFFICE

Nanoose Bay, BC

TEL:    (250) 468-9658           Toll Free: 1.877.345.9777      FAX:   (250) 468-9668
Email: parent@telus.net

Program Coordinator: Sandi Halvorson

Join our volunteer group facilitator training. Click here for details.

Parent Support Circles

Parent Support Circle – For those parenting children with FASD

  • Monthly 4th Monday evening of the month in Nanaimo 6:30 to 8:00 pm– free on-site childminding

Parent Support Circle – Single Parents- Nanaimo

  • Monthly 1st Wednesday evening of the month in Nanaimo 6:30 to 8:00 pm– free on-site childminding

Parent Support Circle – Gabriola Island

  • Weekly Tuesday evenings on Gabriola Is. 6:30 to 8:00 pm

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren/Kinship Support Circles

Duncan Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Monthly 2nd Thursday evening of the month 6:30-8:30 pm

Nanaimo Daytime Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Monthly – Tuesdays 10am – 11:30 am

Nanaimo Evening – Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

  • Monthly 2nd Wednesday evening of the month 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm – free on-site childminding

Parksville/Qualicum Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Circle

  • Monthly – Fridays – 11:30 am-1:30 pm

 

For more information or to join the group contact Sandi at the numbers above and also see our newsletter.

 


VICTORIA (CAPITAL REGIONAL DISTRICT) OFFICE CENTRAL ISLAND OFFICE

TEL: (250) 384-8042
Toll Free: 1.877.345.9777
Email: bella_cenezero@parentsupportbc.ca

Program Coordinator:
For more information or to join a Circle call the  numbers above.


CENTRAL ISLAND OFFICE

Nanoose Bay, BC

TEL:(250) 468-9658
Toll Free: 1.877.345.9777
FAX:   (250) 468-9668
Email:  parent@telus.net

Program Coordinator: Sandi Halvorson

For more information or to join the group contact Sandi at the numbers above and also see our newsletter.

REGIONAL PROJECTS

GRAND CONNECTION NEWSLETTER

For news on what is happening for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG’S) and other kinship care providers across the island!

Download the latest edition: Grand Connections Newsletter Mar 2020

ISLAND EVENTS

Watch here for Free Workshops

GRG Family Events: Throughout the year special GRG family events are planned as resources are available. Such events may include family picnics, bowling, potluck supper, or seasonal craft making. These events provide an opportunity for GRG families to connect with other families from their own community as well as neighbouring communities.

GRG 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 grandparent families. These 2 night camps usually take place in August.

SYSTEMATIC TRAINING FOR EFFECTIVE PARENTING (S.T.E.P.) PROGRAM

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) Program

S.T.E.P is a course for parents who wish to improve their relationships within their families. Parents will learn simple parenting, discipline, and communication skills. The programs are offered through Parent Support Services in Parksville when there are at least 8 participants registered. The program is presented in 8 two hour weekly sessions. The program cost is $25 and includes a workbook

For more information or to register for S.T.E.P. Program in Parksville please call 250-468-9658 or email parent@telus.net

FACILITATOR TRAINING Watch here for the next training session

Victoria: May 1-3rd, 2020

Learn to be an effective group leader
20 hrs Initial Training

Are you someone who has:
 Good listening & interpersonal skills
 An interest in supporting parent/caregiver and child relationships
 Basic understanding of child development & parenting issues
 Willing to do community outreach & development
Benefits of this training:
 Initial facilitator training provided along with continuing education opportunities
 Develop skills for career and personal growth
 Support families in your community
 Letter of reference upon request (minimum 1 year commitment)
We ask our volunteers to commit 3-5 hrs a week for a minimum of 1 year. This allows our facilitators to develop relationships with the support circle participants within the context of the circle.
What past participants say:
The trainers were very informed with an obvious wealth of experience coupled with a solid academic background that support the activities.
I was taught how to be a facilitator not a caregiver.
This workshop was inspirational, timely, to the point, energetic, friendly.
This training helped move my one-on-one counselling skills into a group environment.

For more details and a downloadable application form visit www.parentsupportbc.ca/volunteers/