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Empowering Moms: A Healthy Approach to Motherhood

SNP Pearkes Feb.8, 2024 – Mar. 14, 2023 | 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM This 6-week program focuses on mental health and wellness for mothers. They provide information and support in a facilitated group with an opportunity to connect with other moms. To register, contact Robin@snplace.org

Baby Group (SNP Pearkes)

About the Program

Discussion and support group for parents and caregivers with babies 0-18 months. Weekly on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm.  To register contact vanessa@snplace.org. 

You and Your Baby

You and Your Baby is a Beacon Community Services' Peninsula Early Years program. Learn about prenatal education, newborn care, nutrition, infant and mother health, stages of child development, and more in this free drop-in program. Connect with other parents on the Peninsula. For prenatal families and families with infants up to 12 months. In partnership with Island Health, public health nurses provide information and support, together with the facilitator and guest speakers.

Artemis Young Parent Program

The Young Parent Program supports pregnant teens and young parents in a nurturing community while also providing a safe, stimulating environment for their children. In the on-site licensed infant/toddler centre the staff of experienced Early Childhood Educators provide responsive care for the children along with building respectful, trusting relationships with their families.

Tsawout HeadStart Program

Head Start is a drop-in program for parents and their children ages 0 – 4 years old. They offer playgroups, nutritional support and parenting workshops, which all include transportation and childminding as needed.

Aboriginal Early Childhood Development and Slaheena Prenatal Support Program

The Early Childhood Development Team provide family support for parenting and life skills for pre and post-natal up to children six years old. We also support parents and families going through family reunification. You will have the opportunity to meet with other families.

Y Young Moms Program

The Y Young Moms Program offers 8 transitional housing units for pregnant or young moms age 16-29 who are parenting a child under 5 years of age. Families receive weekly support, individual counselling and advocacy to help families achieve independence. Trained staff offer positive parenting education; life skills education; group counselling and support; mental health support; pre-employment and employment counselling and referrals.

La Leche League (West Shore)

La Leche League Canada is a registered charity that provides peer support for pregnant women/parents, new moms/parents and beyond. They are parents who have breastfed or chestfed their children and now volunteer to support others to reach their goals. They believe that nobody knows your baby or family better than you and that everyone deserves the right circle of support in which to raise their children.

La Leche League (Esquimalt)

La Leche League Canada is a registered charity that provides peer support for pregnant women/parents, new moms/parents and beyond. They are parents who have breastfed or chestfed their children and now volunteer to support others to reach their goals. They believe that nobody knows your baby or family better than you and that everyone deserves the right circle of support in which to raise their children.

La Leche League (Saanich Peninsula)

La Leche League Canada is a registered charity that provides peer support for pregnant women/parents, new moms/parents and beyond. They are parents who have breastfed or chestfed their children and now volunteer to support others to reach their goals. They believe that nobody knows your baby or family better than you and that everyone deserves the right circle of support in which to raise their children.

Peninsula Early Years Centre

At the Peninsula Early Years Centre, Beacon Community Services offers a welcoming, nurturing space for families and caregivers with children ages 6 and under. Families will find comfort and encouragement, as well as important resources and supports that help build a strong foundation for young children – so they get the strongest start possible in life. Located at 1649 Mt. Newton Cross Road, Saanichton.

Beacon Community Services

Beacon Community Services’ programs and services span every phase of life. They dedicate themselves to: helping keep children, youth and families healthy, strong and connected, sheltering seniors and people with disabilities in safe, affordable housing, and much more

Peninsula Health Unit

Public Health Units provide services to the communities and individuals they serve, with a goal to increase health and wellness. Access immunizations, prenatal support, postpartum programs, etc. Location: 2170 Mt Newton Cross Rd. Saanichton BC.

Peninsula Babies

Registered program. Learn about prenatal education, newborn care, nutrition, infant and mother health, stages of child development and more. For families in the prenatal stage on to infants of nine months. In partnership with Island Health, public health nurses provide information and support, together with the facilitator and guest speakers. This free program includes lunch. Program located in Sidney. Contact for registration: peninsulababies@beaconcs.ca

Island Health Prenatal Services

Identify topics important to you during your pregnancy such as nutrition, lifestyle factors, community support and your hopes for your pregnancy and birth. You may want information about getting ready for your baby’s arrival including what to expect when feeding and caring for your new baby. Services are delivered through your local health unit.

Sooke Health Unit

Island Health Resources: Child health and development, Dental, Flu vaccine and influenza prevention campaigns, Hearing, Immunizations, Nutrition, Parenting, Prenatal registration and postpartum support, Speech. The Health Unit is located at #104-6672 Wadams Way, Sooke

West Shore Health Unit

Island Health Resources: Child health and development, Dental, Flu vaccine and influenza prevention campaigns, Hearing, Immunizations, Nutrition, Parenting, Prenatal registration and postpartum support, Speech. The Health Unit is located at 345 Wale Road, Colwood

Best Babies (Colwood)

Best Babies is funded through the Island Health Authority (IHA) and offers support to pregnant families and their newborns up to 6-8 weeks of age. Participants attend weekly group sessions that cover topics including prenatal education, health, nutrition and infant care. Participants are provided with a nutritious frozen meal to take home. Parents also receive snacks, food vouchers, bus tickets, vitamins, information and other support when needed. Weekly discussions are led by a Public Health Nurse, Dietician, Dental Hygienist or BGC Youth & Family Counsellor.

Parent Child Mother Goose (James Bay Community Project)

Enjoy rhymes, songs and finger play. Listen to a story, learn to tell a story.

La Leche League (Victoria Central)

La Leche League Canada is a registered charity that provides peer support for pregnant women/parents, new moms/parents and beyond. They are parents who have breastfed or chestfed their children and now volunteer to support others to reach their goals. They believe that nobody knows your baby or family better than you and that everyone deserves the right circle of support in which to raise their children.

Baby Group (James Bay)

COVID-19 Update: Please see website for most up to date information. About the program This free support and information group includes: speakers, discussion, fun and friendship with other new parents. Registration required, please call number below. Located at James Bay Community Project, 547 Michigan St. Victoria.

Best Babies (SNP Tillicum/Saanich)

Support and information for pregnant people and their newborns up to 6 months old.  Located at Saanich Neighbourhood Place, 3100 Tillicum Rd. Victoria (inside Pearkes Rec. Centre, behind Tillicum Mall).  To register, contact Robin@snplace.org

Best Babies (Fernwood)

They serve pregnant and parenting parents of children ages 0-1 year. If you are a parent in need, please call or text Laura for more information at 250-216-1938.

Victoria Best Babies is a Canadian Prenatal Nutrition Program sponsored by Fernwood NRG with funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada.

Post-natal discussion groups run on Wednesdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. This group is for parents and their babies ages 0 months-1year old. Discussions are led by various members of the staff and the community. The Public Health Nurse, Dietitian, Program Coordinator, and Family Support Worker are available for support.

Pre-natal classes run on Thursdays from 1:00pm-2:00pm. This group is for pregnant people and their older toddlers (if applicable). Discussions are led by various members of the staff and the community. Their Public Health Nurse, Dietitian, Program Coordinator, and Family Support Worker are available.

Best Babies (Quadra Village)

A free pre- and post-natal program, in cooperation with Victoria Best Babies and Island Health, that aims to optimize nutrition and health in expectant and new parents. Offers one to one support, dietician, public health nurse and dental hygienist services in a safe and confidential setting. Meets weekly on Tuesday. Please check their calendar https://www.qvcc.ca/calendar before attending the program each time for last-minute cancellations. Located at Quadra Village Community Centre, 901 Kings Rd. Victoria.

ORCCA Dental Clinic Society

ORCCA's purpose is to provide children and adolescents from low-income families access to oral care in a non profit setting.  We are a registered charitable organization. It is based on the beliefs that all kids have the right to healthy oral care, and that effective oral care positively transforms the health and lives of children and adolescents.

Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Clinic

The Pediatric Feeding and Swallowing Service is an interdisciplinary team working in collaboration with families and community partners to: support best practice in assessment and treatment of children and youth with feeding, swallowing and nutrition concerns; provide education for families and partners; contribute to current knowledge in order to support optimum, safe nutritional health for clients. Located at Queen Alexandra Centre for Children's Health, 2400 Arbutus Rd. Victoria BC

Esquimalt Health Unit

Providing community health and care in the Esquimalt area.

Victoria Health Unit

Public Health Units provide services to the communities and individuals they serve, with a goal to increase health and wellness. Access immunizations, prenatal support, postpartum programs, etc.

Saanich Health Unit

Public Health Units provide services to the communities and individuals they serve, with a goal to increase health and wellness. Access immunizations, prenatal support, postpartum programs, etc. Located at 3995 Quadra St. Victoria.

Island Health Immunizations

An opportunity for children 0-5 years to get immunized by Island Health professionals. Available at many locations.

James Bay Community School Centre

The James Bay Community School Centre offers a variety of programs and services: adult recreation and continued learning, child and youth programs, early childhood programs, seniors dinners, community events, and childcare. Location: 140 Oswego St. Victoria.  

Fernwood NRG

Fernwood NRG provides a number of programs for parents and parents to be. The Fernwood Community Centre houses two full-time child care programs, Family Programming such as the family dinner and the family resource program, and provides space for the Canada Pre-Natal Nutrition Program (Best Babies). We also have something for every age including a youth drop-in, adult program, and seniors programs. Fernwood Community Centre located at 1240 Gladstone ave, Victoria.

Fairfield Gonzales Community Association

Fairfield Gonzales is a connected, collaborative, inclusive, welcoming, and sustainable community. They offer recreation classes, community events, childcare, food access, parent and tot programs, and much more – right in the heart of the neighbourhood!

 

Burnside Gorge Community Association

Burnside Gorge Community Association (BGCA) provides social support, child care, recreation, youth and family services, and community development programs as well as a number of special events and partnership initiatives to children, youth, families, and seniors in the Greater Victoria area.

Programming includes: a range of childcare programs for ages 3.5 to 11; a range of community and school based youth & family services; housing and asset development supports for youth and families; community recreation and special events for all ages; and a variety of community development initiatives.

Quadra Village Community Centre

The Quadra Village Community Centre (Downtown Blanshard Advisory Committee) is a safe and welcoming gathering place and neighbourhood association in the vibrant and diverse neighbourhood of Hillside Quadra. We provide services, programs , and support to meet the various needs of individuals in our community.

Saanich Neighbourhood Place

Saanich Neighbourhood Place is committed to providing families with programs and services that enhance their quality of life and sense of well-being. They are here to support you in all aspects of family life. Their programming includes food security, child and family programs, youth programs, and licensed childcare. Locations SNP Pearkes (main location for programs): 3100 Tillicum Road, behind Tillicum Mall SNP Child and Family Centre: 3120 Tillicum Road, behind Pearkes Rec Centre  

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