Families

The Family Resource Centre at JBCP is a warm, family-friendly place for parents to come together and enjoy activities, to learn more about parenting, and to become involved in their community.

PROGRAM CALENDAR

Registration is required for all programs. Sorry, no drop-ins.

The Family Resource Centre is closed on weekends, statutory holidays or as otherwise noted.

Please assess your child and yourself for symptoms of common cold, influenza, or Covid-19. If you or your child has symptoms, please stay at home until you all feel better.

Click on the ‘+’ next to a program listing below to learn more or for registration information.

Questions?

Please contact the Family Centre Coordinator Nancy Smith at nsmith@jbcp.bc.ca.

Thank you!

Parent & Child Groups

  • A free, registered 10 week informal discussion group with guest speakers on baby-related topics.
  • Thursdays from 12:30-2 PM and runs periodically throughout the year (New starts in September, January and April)

For more info or to register please contact us:

Email: familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

This free six-week positive parenting program is offered several times per year.  It’s based on what parents want to learn about, and it’s a safe place to meet other parents with children the same age and with whom they share interests and concerns. Mutual support, interactive, strengths-based and fun.

For more info or to register please contact us:

Phone: 250-415-7721

Email: outreach@jbcp.bc.ca

  • A free, registered 10 week group for new parents and their babies up to 12 months.
  • Come and learn some fun songs, rhymes, fingerplays and a little bit of storytelling.
  • Wednesdays from 12:30-1:30 PM and runs throughout the year (groups start in Sept, January, April and June)

For more info or to register please contact us:

Email: familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

Children’s Play Groups

  • Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. (except stat holidays)
  • Parents MUST register in advance to attend. Sorry no drop-ins.
  • Families can register for up to two playgroups per week per family. You can book up to 14 days in advance.
  • Please assess your child and yourself for symptoms of common cold, influenza, or Covid-19. If you, or your child has symptoms, please stay at home until you all feel better.

REGISTER HERE

Questions?  Email familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

  • A free, weekly gathering time offering a simple meal and an opportunity to play and connect with other families.
  • Parents MUST register in advance to attend. Sorry no drop-ins.
  • Families can register weekly for this family dinner program. You can book up to 14 days in advance.
  • Runs weekly on Tuesdays from 4-6 PM.

REGISTER HERE

Questions?

Please get in touch with us: familydinner@jbcp.bc.ca

Thank you! We hope to see you soon!

Older Children & Youth

Free weekly food skills program for 11-14 year olds.

When: Mondays (except stat holidays)

Time: 4 PM – 5:30 PM

To register or for more info, get in touch!

Call or text Janessa at 250-415-7721

or email outreach@jbcp.bc.ca

Parent Support & Education

Family Outreach workers can offer information and one-to-one support to children, youth, parents and families with children from birth to 19 years in James Bay, Fairfield, Oak Bay and Central Victoria.

For more info, please contact outreach@jbcp.bc.ca or phone 250-415-7721.

  • Advocacy and support regarding challenges
  • Information, referrals to community resources
  • Help navigating systems
  • Mediation between teens and parents
  • Parent support and mentoring
  • Preschool Clothing Exchange
  • Early literacy book bags for families to borrow
  • Information and referral to other community agencies
  • Volunteer opportunities

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