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Posted: May 7th, 2012

Do you know a child who is two years old and only using a few words? Do you know a child who is three years old and very difficult to understand? If so, you might know a child with speech and/or language difficulties. Now is the time to get more information, since May is Speech and Hearing Month....more

New Deal for Families

Posted: November 2nd, 2011

Canada has become a country in which it is far harder to raise a young family, even though the country’s economy has doubled in size since the mid-1970’s, producing on average an extra $35,000 per household.  Despite this additional prosperity, the average household income for young Canadian...more

New Deal for Families

Posted: June 23rd, 2011

There is a silent generational crisis in Canada, one that we ignore because we are distracted by stale political debates. This 7 minute video invites listeners to refocus attention. It makes clear that the generation raising young kids today receives a bad deal, and proposes a New Deal for...more


Posted: March 6th, 2012

Notice how children are unique in the way they grow and develop. Notice the amazing achievements children make in the early years when the brain is growing so quickly. Notice the powerful effect that loving relationships, encouraging talk and stimulating experiences have on learning in the early...more

Noticing a Child’s Hidden Successes

Posted: April 19th, 2012

  Adapted from PAUL TOUGH Published: September 25, 2009 New York Times   “Come on, Abigail.” “Wait!” Abigail said. “I’m not finished!” She slowly scratches out the letters in title, one by one: “T H E…” “Abigail, we’re waiting!” Jocelyn said. Henry sighed dramatically. “I’m going as fast as I...more

Progress of the CR Children's Charter

Posted: May 6th, 2015

 “Children and youth are our most precious resource. They are the life and future of our society.  Every child deserves to be loved, nurtured and given the care they need to grow up healthy in all ways: emotionally, spiritually and physically.” ~ Barbara Fitzgerald M.D. FRCP(C) Clinical Associate...more

Remember to Play

Posted: November 8th, 2011

As adults we tend to forget to PLAY, or what play even looks like, how it feels to play, how it makes you feel.  Children are the experts at play, and we should take their lead and learn from them, join them and remember what and how it feels.    Pop up Adventure Play shares “Children are experts...more

SB6 Ten Year Anniversary Reflection

Posted: May 22nd, 2013

“As the Success By 6 Coordinator for the region from mid 2005 through mid 2008, my most treasured memory is having worked with so many wonderful people in the community.  Goals were achieved because of their unwavering commitment to young children’s wellbeing and extraordinary generosity in...more

September 9th; Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day

Posted: September 4th, 2013

Every year on September 9th, International Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Awareness Day is observed around the world. The first FASD Awareness Day was celebrated on 9/9/99.  This day was chosen to symbolize the nine months of pregnancy, promoting a healthy, and alcohol free lifestyle...more

Sobering statistics paint child welfare in unflattering light - Campbell River Mirror

Posted: February 24th, 2015

Sobering statistics paint child welfare in unflattering light - Campbell River Mirrormore
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