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

We will continue to offer pre-registered playgroups. Please read the links below for full details:

For more information, please contact the Family Centre Coordinator at nsmith@jbcp.bc.ca.

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Parent & Child Groups

This group is for new mothers and their babies up to the age of about 7 months (or crawling). This free 10-week group runs three times per year. Topics covered include: joys and challenges, nutrition, car seat safety, baby growth and development, etc. It’s a friendly relaxed group that offers support, friendship, and guest speakers on baby-related topics.

  • Pre-registration only. There are no drop-ins at this time.

This group runs on Thursdays from 12:30 – 2 p.m. (unless otherwise noted).

For more info or to register please contact us:

Phone: 250-388-7844 Ext 313

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

Come and learn some songs, stories, rhymes and fingerplays with your baby from birth to 12 months. This is a fun and relaxing 10-week program run by a trained facilitator. A healthy snack is served for parents and babies.

  • Pre-registration only. There are no drop-ins at this time.

This free program runs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 12:30 – 2 p.m. and runs throughout the year (unless otherwise noted).

For more info or to register please contact us:

Phone 250-388-7844, Ext 313

Email: familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

Children’s Play Groups

Playgroups (For families with children birth to 5 years):

Our playgroup programs offer many free play activities such as playdough, painting, collage, puzzles, books, toys as well as outdoor play. A healthy snack is served around 10:30 a.m. for children. Join our circle for songs and fingerplays after snack or have a little more playtime outside before it’s time to say goodbye.

Playgroups run from Monday to Friday 9-11:15 a.m. Please note:

  • Pre-registration only. There are no drop-ins at this time.
  • Families may register for one specific group/day of the week.
  • Exceptions may be made if space allows.

To pre-register to join a playgroup to visit once/week please contact us:

Phone: 250-388-7844, Ext 313

Email: familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

Normally, Family Dinner is a weekly playgroup/space where families (with children up to age 12) can connect with one another and share a healthy meal.  However, due to Covid, our Family Dinner is operating as a take-out dinner on Tuesdays between 4:30-5:30 p.m. Families can sign up to come by and pick up a free delicious, healthy meal.

For more info and registration details, phone 250-216-1214 or email familydinner@jbcp.bc.ca.

Older Children & Youth

This social skills program is for children aged 8-11 years. It usually runs for six weeks after school and there are several sessions throughout the year. Children must be registered to participate and learn about making friends, exploring identify and self-confidence. Topics are addressed through play, art, brainstorming, team building and group activities. A snack is provided.

For more info or to register, phone 250-216-1214 or contact coolcues@jbcp.bc.ca.

Parent Support, Education & Counselling

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

Family & Child Services

The Child, Youth and Family Outreach Workers offer support and information. The Outreach Workers help explore strengths and needs, connect to resources, identify goals, and provide advocacy and support to make changes. Outreach services can take place at The Project, at your home, in schools or community settings. Several times a year we offer groups such as: Cool Cues and Nobody’s Perfect. The Outreach Workers are available to families and youth living in James Bay, Fairfield, Oak Bay and Central Victoria.

Please contact: 250-388-7844 Ext 314 or outreach@jbcp.bc.ca

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