Health, Medical & Wellness

 

    • Aboriginal Supported Child Development BC – Recognizes the importance of cultural safety and early intervention. Supports the inclusion of Indigenous children with special needs in child-care and community settings.

 

 

    • Anxiety BC – A non-profit organization that promotes awareness of anxiety disorders and supports access to evidence-based resources and treatment.

 

 

    • BC Centre for Disease Control – Investigates and evaluates the occurrence of communicable diseases in BC and is the provincial reporting centre.

 

    • BC Council for Families – Celebrating the family’s uniqueness. Dedicated to education programs and resources that help families grow stronger and even more resilient.

 

    • Canadian Mental Health Association – CMHA promotes the mental health of all and supports the resilience and recovery of people experiencing mental illness.  Each year, CMHA provides direct service to more than 100,000 Canadians through the combined efforts of more than 10,000 volunteers and staff across Canada in over 120 communities.

 

    • Canadian Red Cross – Describes the elements of emergency child care and first aid and lets you find courses available in your location.

 

    • Centre for Child Honouring – Founded by Raffi, Child Honouring is a children-first approach to healing communities and restoring ecosystems.

 

 

    • Health Canada – Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.

 

    • HealthLink BC – Call 8-1-1 to speak with a registered nurse, dietitian, or pharmacist.

 

    • Healthy Canadians – A Government of Canada website that gives you access to reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and safety relating to many aspects of our lives.

 

    • Heart-Mind Online – Shares current research, scientific knowledge and best practices related to social and emotional development.

 

    • Here to Help – A resource for women wanting to learn self-help skills to prevent and manage depression during pregnancy and after birth. Provides trustworthy mental health and substance abuse information.

 

    • Immunize BC – BC Ministry of Health, the Centre for Disease Control and regional health authorities collaboration designed to improve the health of British Columbia.

 

    • The Infant Development Program – IDP promotes maximum development through evidence-based interventions, consultations, and education from birth to three years of age.

 

    • KIDCARECANADA Society – Trustworthy videos and other resources for new parents and professionals that explain the importance of early nurture and show how to support social and emotional development in infants and toddlers. Many available in 11 languages.

 

    • Kids Help Phone – Canada’s only 24/7 counselling and information service for young people.

 

 

 

    • MedlinePlus – Produced by the U.S. National Library of Medicine, MedlinePlus brings you information about diseases, conditions, and wellness issues in language you can understand.

 

    • Parent-Child Mother Goose Programs – Provide a group experience for parents and their babies and young children. Focused on the pleasure and power of using rhymes, songs, and stories.

 

 

    • Perinatal Services BC – Provides leadership, support, and coordination for the strategic planning of perinatal services in British Columbia in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, health authorities and other key stakeholders.

 

    • PLOS Medicine – Public Library of Science:  Independent medical journal.

 

    • Public Health Agency of Canada – The Public Health Agency of Canada aims to promote health, prevent and control chronic diseases and injuries & infectious diseases.  They also prepare for and respond to public health emergencies.

 

    • SeniorsBC – Provides BC seniors with resources for planning and living a healthy life as they age.  Seniors’ families and caregivers will find great information here, too.

 

    • Supported Child Development BC – Provides community-based services that enhance the quality of life for children, youth and adults with disabilities and their families.

 

    • VictimLinkBC – A toll-free, confidential, multilingual telephone service available across BC and the Yukon 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800-563-0808. It provides information and referral services to all victims of crime and immediate crisis support to victims of family and sexual violence.

 

    • VROOM – Using friendly and easy-to-understand language, and based on current research in neuroscience, VROOM shows parents and caregivers how they can make any of the moments they already share with their child brain-building moments.

 

    • WebMD – Excellent information on any health topic in an easy to understand format.