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.

Questions?

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

Thank you!

Welcome to the Family Resource Centre page!

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.

Inclement Weather Info: the Family Resource Centre will follow the actions of the School District (SD61) for the safety of program participants, volunteers and staff should the weather be considered unsafe. For details please visit https://www.sd61.bc.ca/ as well as our social media accounts for updates.

Program Info

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

Click on the ‘+’ next to a program listing below to learn more.

Registration Info

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

For programs with online registration available, you can book up to two weeks in advance. (See individual programs below for details.)

Due to safety and group space restrictions, we are not able to accommodate daycare providers. Please note that the limit is one child besides your own child(ren). Thank you.

Parent & Child Groups

  • For families with babies up to 15 months. It is an opportunity to play and connect in a relaxed social setting.
  • Tuesdays from 12:30-2:00 p.m.
  • Due to safety and group space restrictions, we are not able to accommodate daycare providers. Please note that the limit is one child besides your own child(ren). Thank you.

Registration Info

  • Parents MUST register in advance to attend. (Sorry, no drop-ins.) 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. Thank you for continuing to safeguard the health of everyone in our community! 

REGISTER HERE

Questions?  Email familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

  • A free, registered 8-week group for new parents and their babies up to 10 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 January, April, June and September).*

*Next group starts June 2024. 

For more info, please contact us:

Email: familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

• A free, registered 10-week informal discussion group with guest speakers on baby-related topics. Fun and friendship for new parents and their babies up to 6 months.

• Thursdays from 12:30-2 PM and runs periodically throughout the year (New starts in January, April and September).*

*Next group starts September 2024.

For more info or to register:

Email: familyprograms@jbcp.bc.ca

Phone: 250-388-7844, Ext 312

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, please contact us:

Phone: 250-415-7721

Email: outreach@jbcp.bc.ca

Children’s Play Groups

  • For families with children, from birth to five years old.
  • Monday to Friday (unless otherwise noted)
  • 9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Registration Info

  • Parents MUST register in advance to attend. (Sorry, no drop-ins.) You can book up to 14 days in advance.
  • Families can register for up to two playgroups per week per family.
  • Due to safety and group space restrictions, we are not able to accommodate daycare providers. Please note that the limit is one child besides your own child(ren). Thank you.
  • 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. Thank you for continuing to safeguard the health of everyone in our community! 

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.
  • Open to all families in the neighbourhood with children up to 12 years of age.
  • Runs weekly on Tuesdays from 4-6 PM.

Registration Info

  • Parents MUST register in advance to attend. (Sorry, no drop-ins.) You can book up to 14 days in advance.
  • Due to safety and group space restrictions, we are not able to accommodate daycare providers. Please note that the limit is one child besides your own child(ren). Thank you.
  • 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. Thank you for continuing to safeguard the health of everyone in our community! 

REGISTER HERE

Questions?

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

Thank you! We hope to see you soon!

Youth

Note: this program is closed for Summer 2024. Check back in the fall for new programming!

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

Why learn food skills?

Learning to cook & having a healthy relationship with food are important life skills that everyone should have.

Food does more than just nourish our bodies. Cooking & eating with others are great ways to connect with friends, loved ones & build up our resiliency.

To register or for more info, get in touch!

Call or text Emily at 250-415-7721

or email outreach@jbcp.bc.ca

Family Support

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.

  • Advocacy and support regarding challenges
  • Information, referrals to community resources
  • Help navigating systems
  • Mediation between teens and parents
  • Parent support and mentoring

For more info:

Please contact outreach@jbcp.bc.ca or phone 250-388-7844.

Help us build resilience through connections.