News Category: Resources


PIRS Pop-up Childminding Social Enterprise

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is launching a social enterprise called Pop Up Child Care. The intention is to train and employ immigrant women to work as childminders in childminding and childcare settings. If you are running a program that needs quality childminding set up to support the program, give their MORE


Child Care Search Portal

FASTFORWARD Child Care is a recent project of Canadian Union of Postal Workers and is managed by Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. It provides a web portal for people to find all licensed and registered child care and preschool programs where they live. The web portal also includes resources on supporting MORE


Early Years Indigenous Cultural Safety Resource Guide

The Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Children and Family Development recently released an Early Years Indigenous Cultural Safety Resource Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help Early Childhood Educators who work with Indigenous children, families, and communities find appropriate and meaningful resources that will enhance their ability to MORE


Early Intervention Vision Services

Vision Loss Rehabilitation British Columbia​ serves people of all ages and all types of vision loss – from low vision to total blindness – on referral from ophthalmologists, optometrists and other health care professionals. They now provide Early Intervention Vision Services to support children who are blind or have partial MORE


Resource Guide on “Serve and Return”

“Serve and return” interactions shape brain architecture. When an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, and an adult responds appropriately with eye contact, words, or a hug, neural connections are built and strengthened in the child’s brain that support the development of communication and social skills. A recent MORE


Skin-to-Skin Short Film Resource

In case you missed it, the Heart of Touch Community released a short film educating about the benefits of skin-to-skin. In the healthy newborn, skin-to-skin refers to holding the newborn immediately after birth, on the mother or caretaker’s bare chest in an upright position. The practice should be uninterrupted for several hours. For complicated MORE


BCACCS Resource Centre Cultural Kits

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) has nine cultural kits in their Resource Centre on the topics of salmon, bear, eagle, raven, coyote, owl, canoe, drum, and cedar. In developing the kits, they chose to include a mix of resources to support teaching and learning from an Indigenous perspective, highlighting the MORE


Examining the Difference Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma

A resource from Child Trends explains that childhood adversity is widely recognized as posing risks to individual health and well-being. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a subset of childhood adversities. While there are a variety of childhood adversity categories, the finite list of categories often overlooks social disadvantage and is therefore likely MORE