Society receives early learning grant

The North Island Early Child Development Society has been presented a $5,000 grant from the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation.

The North Island Early Child Development Society has been presented a $5,000 grant from the Royal Bank of Canada Foundation to help support Early Mental Health initiatives in the Mt. Waddington Region.

The funding will support certificate training for service providers and offer a variety of services and programs to families, including attachment and early intervention programs, infant massage classes, parent workshops and weekly playgroups.

The funding will also support a three-day conference in Port Hardy entitled “Broken Attachments” April 7-9, 2013, with renown presenter Kim Barthel.

The Society’s Executive Director, Kate Pinsonneault, who is also an Infant and Child Mental Health Specialist, will be overseeing the project.

“We are excited and so pleased to be able to offer these programs and services in the North Island,” says Pinsonneault. “Thanks to our sponsors, they are available to everyone wishing to know more about their child’s emotional and social development or attachment parenting.”

All parents with children from birth to age five are welcome to participate. If you would like a workshop in your community, or would like more information on the programs and services we provide, please contact Pinsonneault at 250-949-3031 or email niecds@telus.net.

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Collaborative effort removes salmon farms from BC coast

The first farms to be removed were those in closest to the Ahta and Viner Rivers.

North Island Concert Society: Marc Atkinson Trio coming to the Civic Centre

The concert takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 18 at the Port Hardy Civic Centre.

MP Blaney welcomes feedback on medical assistance in dying legislation

Over the next two weeks the Government of Canada is holding consultations… Continue reading

Picture perfect: Get the most from your wedding photography

Stop by the Comox Community Centre on Jan. 26 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.!

VIDEO: North Island Atom Eagles run over Victoria Racquet Club B2 Kings

“This team has come so far this year, from a tough time in tiering to where we are now”

Kids across Canada more at risk of hospitalization from flu this season: doctor

Dr. Theresa Tam said influenza B does not usually peak until February or later

BC Ferries hybrid ships arrive in Victoria on Saturday

The battery-operated vessels will take over smaller routes

Theft victim confronts suspects with baseball bat on Vancouver Island

RCMP in Nanaimo seek to identify of two people alleged to have used a stolen credit card

Closed mills, housing surge support a positive forecast for lumber industries

B.C. lumber producers have closed mills accounting for 18% of province’s capacity, RBC report says

Good Samaritan pays part of rent for B.C. woman facing eviction in can-collecting dispute

Zora Hlevnjak, 76, supplements her pension by collecting cans and receiving public donations

Kelowna’s ‘Baby Mary’ finds biological parents after more than 30 years

Geneologist and DNA test helped her connect with her biological parents

Kelowna hotel to award couples for baby-making with Nooner deal

The deal includes a free stay every Valentine’s Day for the next 18 years

Clerk bruised, traumatized after armed robbery at Nanaimo liquor store

Few details on male suspect in Wednesday incident, says Nanaimo RCMP

One last blast of winter tonight for parts of the Island before temperatures on the rise

A snowfall warning is in effect Friday including east Vancouver Island.

Most Read