Parent Support Services Society of BC

    Vancouver Island

“Proud to be the recipient of United Way Central and Northern Vancouver Island funding for programs in 2016/2017.”

Victoria Facilitator Training

The next volunteer facilitator training in Victoria is planned for January 27-29, 2017. If you are interested to become a support group facilitator, please see the flyer and fill out our online application form.  

GRG Groups – Vancouver Island

Victoria Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle.

When:Evening group meets every second Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Location:Sands Funeral Home – 1803 Quadra Street, Victoria.

For more information and upcoming dates see our newsletter below, or, to join the group call:  250.384.8042 or toll free 1.855.474.9777.

Duncan Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

When:Monthly on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 to 12 noon
For more information see our newsletter below, or to join the group call:  250.468.9658

Nanaimo Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

When:Monthly on Tuesday from 10:00 to 12:00 noon
For more information see our newsletter below, or to join the group call:  250.468.9658 

Parksville Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

When:Monthly on Monday from 10:30 to 12:00 noon

And:Monthly on Wednesday evening from 6:30 pm to 8 pm – on-site child care is provided.

For more information see our newsletter below, to join the group call:  250.468.9658

Port Alberni Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Support Circle

The Port Alberni group is currently inactive.  Grandparents are welcome to call the Central Island Coordinator at 250.468.9658 or call the GRG Information and Support Line at 1.855.474.9777.

For more information see our Grand Connection newsletter below.

 

Parent Support Circles

Parksville Parent Support Circle is a free weekly gathering for parents in any situation to safely share their challenges, receive support and understanding for their roles as parents.  Circles are free, anonymous and confidential and are led by trained volunteer facilitators.  The Parksville Parent Support Circle meets on Thursday morning and provides on-site child care for pre-school aged children.  For more information, or to join the group, call: 250.468.9658 or email parent@telus.net  We are currently recruiting volunteer facilitators and child minders for this group.

New!! North Nanaimo Parent Support Circle -  Free weekly. Meets Monday evenings 6:30-8 pm. Find out more and register: parent@telus.net 250-468-9658

New!! Nanaimo Parents of Children with Autism Support Circle -Free monthly. Meets 1st Wed of the month. 5:30-8:30 pm. Children's activities are provided if parents register in advance. For more information call: 250.468.9658 or email parent@telus.net

New!! Nanaimo Parent Support Circle - Free monthly. Meets 1st Wed of the month. 5:30-8:30 pm. Children's activities are provided if parents register in advance. For more information call: 250.468.9658 or email parent@telus.net

Victoria (Capital Regional District) Office

P.O. Box 45039
Victoria, BC
V9A 0C3
TEL:(250) 384-8042
Toll Free: 1.877.345.9777

Email:  annette.deboer@parentsupportbc.ca

Program Coordinator: Annette De Boer

For more information or to join a Circle contact Annette at the numbers above. 

 

Central Island Office

P.O. Box 86
Nanoose Bay, BC
V9P 9J9
TEL:(250) 468-9658
Toll Free: 1.877.345.9777
FAX:   (250) 468-9668
Email:  parent@telus.net

Program Coordinator: Sandi Halvorson

For more information or to join the group contact Sandi at the numbers above and also see our newsletter.

Regional Projects

GRG Family Events:  Throughout the year special GRG family events are planned as resources are available.  Such events may include family picnics, bowling, potluck supper, or seasonal craft making.  These events provide an opportunity for GRG families to connect with other families from their own community as well as neighbouring communities. 2016 Picnics Info here.

GRG Nature Camps:  For the past several summers the Parent Support Services Society of BC has worked in partnership with the Galiano Island Conservancy Association to offer Nature Camps on Galiano Island for grandparent families.  These 2 night camps usually take place in August. Watch here for info for 2016.

Grand Connection Newsletter

The Parent Support Services regions on Vancouver Island, have joined together to bring you the news on what is happening for Grandparents Raising Grandchildren (GRG’S) and other kinship care providers across the island!

Read the latest edition of the Grand Connection here.

 

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) Program

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (S.T.E.P.) Program

S.T.E.P is a course for parents who wish to improve their relationships within their families.  Parents will learn simple parenting, discipline, and communication skills. The programs are offered through Parent Support Services in Parksville when there are at least 8 participants registered.  The program is presented in 8 two hour weekly sessions.  The program cost is $25 and includes a workbook

For more information or to register for S.T.E.P. Program in Parksville please call 250-468-9658 or email parent@telus.net

 

 

Events

New Parent Circle in North Nanaimo