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Government Links

Ministry of Children and Family Development - The Ministry of Children and Family Development is committed to having healthy children and families living in safe, caring and inclusive communities.

Northern Health Authority - Northern Health is responsible for the delivery of health care across Northern British Columbia, including acute care, mental health, public health, addictions, and home and community care. The Authority was introduced on December 12, 2001, as part of the provincial government's health care restructuring. It combines 16 former health organizations into one unified body.

Canada Prenatal Nutrition Programme - CPNP enhances access to services and strengthens inter-sectoral collaboration to support the needs of pregnant women facing conditions of risk. As a comprehensive program, the services provided include food supplementation, nutrition counselling, support, education, referral and counselling on health and lifestyle issues.

Ministry of State for Early Childhood Development - British Columbia is one of the only provinces in Canada that has given Early Childhood Development ministerial status. This site lists programmes and initiatives funded under this ministry.

Ministry of Education: Special Education - The goal of the BC school system is to support the intellectual development of all students, including those with special needs. Enabling all students to achieve the goals of human, social and career development is a responsibility shared by schools, families and the community.

HealthLink BC - HealthLink BC is an exciting new service offered by the Government of British Columbia that allows residents an opportunity to contact a range of registered health professionals by simply dialing 8-1-1 or visiting This new service combines a number of trusted health resources, including: BC NurseLine, BC HealthGuide, Dial-A-Dietitian, and Pharmacist-After-Hours, into one comprehensive resource that is easily accessible by all British Columbians. - Financial education and early financial planning for retirement in the workplace.  Easily find and identify Canadian resources to meet your particular needs or stage in life.

Research & Best Practices Links

Centre for Childhood Disability Research - Seeks to maximize the life quality of children and youth with disabilities and their families.

Human Early Learning Programme - HELP is a network of faculty, researchers and graduate students from British Columbia's four major universities. HELP facilitates the creation of new knowledge, and helps apply this knowledge in the community by working directly with government and communities.

Centre of Excellence for Children and Youth with Special Needs - Ensure that advanced knowledge about children and adolescents with special needs living in rural, remote and northern locations is disseminated effectively to those who need it most.

Invest in Kids - A national, charitable organization dedicated to ensuring the healthy social, emotional and intellectual development of children from birth to age five by strengthening the parenting knowledge, skills and confidence of all those who touch the lives of Canada's youngest children.

The Developmental Progress Clinic - Provides multidisciplinary neurodevelopmental evaluation, intervention services and information about infants and children identified as "at-risk" for neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Down Syndrome Research Foundation - This site provides detailed research based information suitable for professionals and Parents of people with Downs Syndrome.

Early Learning Framework - This pdf has been developed as a cross ministry initiative by the Ministries of Children and Family Development, Education and Health.

Advocacy and Coalition Links

Quesnel's Youth Resource Guide - A complete guide for Quesnel's youth from mental health to recreation.

BC Council for Families The Council - Founded in the spirit of collaboration and, for the past 25 years, we have continued to work with other organizations toward the common purpose of strengthening and supporting families.

Charity Village - Canada's supersite for the non-profit sector --- 3,000 pages of news, jobs, information and resources for executives, staffers, donors, and volunteers.

The BC Association for Child Development and Intervention - A provincial association of agencies which provide child development and therapy services to children with special needs and their families in British Columbia.

First Call - A cross-sectoral, non-partisan coalition in BC. Our coalition is made up of over 60 provincial organizations and 25 mobilizing communities. In addition, we have a network of thousands of community groups and individuals.

Family Support Institute of BC - The Family Support Institute is a province-wide organization whose purpose is to strengthen and support families faced with the extraordinary circumstances that come with having a family member who has a disability.

Cariboo Hoofbeats Assisted Activity Program Society - CHAAPS is a non-profit society located in Quesnel, British Columbia. The program offers educational and therapeutic programs with horses and dogs (Animal Assisted Therapy) to help people with physical, mental, emotional and social challenges. Our program is committed to improving the quality of life for people with these challenges, children, youth, adults and seniors.

Measuring Up the North - The goal of the project is to assist 41 communities and regional districts to develop livable, senior-friendly, disability-friendly, universally designed communities. With strong support through Northern BC, the project assists communities through locally controlled initiatives that will potentially increase participation of seniors and people with disabilities, employment rates, tourism opportunities, economic development, sustainability, retirement living and cooperative ventures.

Measure Up Quesnel Strategic Report

Quesnel Network Society - This web site is a collaboration between the North Cariboo Aboriginal Family Program Society and the Quesnel Child, Youth and Family Network Society. These sponsoring organizations support and encourage the well-being of children, youth and families. The purpose of this site is to provide comprehensive and current information on child, youth and family services in the North Cariboo.

Victims of Violence - Canadian Centre for Missing Children -  to generally promote public safety and protection of society. This has many child safety links. Link to site

Professional Associations and Programme Links

Canadian Association of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists - CASLPA is the single national body that supports the needs, interests and development of speech-language pathologists and audiologists across Canada.

The British Columbia Society of Occupational Therapists - BCSOT is the provincial professional association representing occupational therapists in British Columbia.

The Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia - Provides leadership and direction to the physiotherapy profession, fosters excellence in practice, education and research and promotes high standards of health in British Columbia.

The Infant Development Program - Serves children from birth to three years old, who are at risk for, or who already have a delay in development. Programs are available throughout British Columbia. Each program brings parents and professionals together to help children overcome developmental difficulties.

Aboriginal Infant Development Program Consultants - Works together with families to support the growth and development of aboriginal children during their most important years of development birth - 3.

Supported Child Development Programme - SCDP is a community-based program that assists families of children with extra support needs to access inclusive child care that meets family needs. The program is intended to serve children from birth to 12, with services for youth 13 - 19 years available in some communities.

The Quesnel Community Autism Committee - Purpose is to enhance services for children in the autism spectrum by coordinating and sharing resources and working together in the most efficient manner.

BC Epilepsy Society - The BC Epilepsy Society is a non-profit, charitable organization dedicated to serving British Columbians living with epilepsy, and their families. We also work with educators and other organizations to build awareness about epilepsy related issues, and to increase people's knowledge about the more than 40 different disorders and appropriate first aid.

Cerebral Palsy Guide - Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and emotional support for those affected by cerebral palsy.  Cerebral Palsy Guide strives to create an easy-to-use, informative website that provides solutions for families.  It is their hope that the Cerebral Palsy Guide can help parents of children with cerebral palsy find peace, healing, & happiness. 

Child Development Centres in British Columbia

Prince George Child Development Centre

Bulkley Valley Child Development Centre

Cariboo Chilcotin Child Development Centre

Ridge Meadows Child Development Centre

South Fraser Child Development Centre

Comox Valley Child Development Association

Nanaimo Child Development Centre

Terrace Child Development Centre

Kitimat Child Development Centre

Quesnel & District Child Development Centre

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