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4 H Clubs
, BC


Armstrong - 250-546-6433

4 H Swine Club    Enderby  250-838-6746

4-H Beef Club     Lumby  250-547-6195

 


Category:  Children and Youth
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Achieve BC
, BC
Toll Free: 1-800-514-0554
Website: www.achievebc.ca

This Web site brings together the latest educational tools and information for promoting learning and achievement in early childhood, grade school, post-secondary education, and the world of work.

Category:  Children and Youth
Languages of Service:  English


Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Okanagan
304, 3402 - 27th Avenue (The People Place)
Vernon, BC, V1T 1S1
Phone: (250) 545-6568 
Fax: (250) 542-7345
Toll Free: 1-888-241-9014
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.bigs.bc.ca

Hours: Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Objective:  Every child in Canada who needs a mentor has a mentor.

The not-for-profit organization provides caring and responsible adult role models, primarily for children from single-parent families.  We match boys and girls to carefully screened, trained and monitored  volunteers who provide guidance, support and friendship.  A Big Brother, Big Sister or Big Couple mentor spends quality one-on-one time with a child who needs some additional adult attention.  They play sports together, go to a movie, try out new things, or just hang out and build friendships while exploring recreation opportunities around town. 

The Vernon BBBS agency privides support to families from Salmon Arm to Lumby.

 


Category:  Children and Youth
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Boys & Girls Club of Vernon
3300 - 37 Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1T 2Y5
Phone: (250) 542-3121 
Fax: (250) 542-6559
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.boysandgirlsclub.ca

Achievers Program
The Achievers Program is a unique social program that provides community integration to school-age children who have disabilities that limit their opportunities to fully participate socially in the community.  This program runs Tuesday to Friday from 3:00-5:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00-4:00 pm.  The children participate in social and recreation activities with 1 to 1 support from professional personnel or independently as a member of a larger group.  Each child has an individual goal plan that is developed with our professional staff and parents to work toward independence and a lifetime of activity and community involvement.  The Ministry for Children and Family Development funds the program.

Friends Together Daycare is a licensed program for children ages 3-5 years.  The daycare is situated in a warm nuturing place full of great play equipment and caring people.  The professional staff will be involved in all aspects of the children's care and provide support to parents.  The program operates year round Monday-Friday from 7:45-6:00 pm. 

Kids Club Child Care is a licensed daycare for children ages 5-12 years, Monday-Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm.  During the school year this program picks up children at school and brings them to the Boys and Girls Club.  The program provides a variety of activities including games, crafts, sports, science, music, theme days, and special events using indoor and outdoor facilities and field trips.  The children are involved in program and meal planning.  A "Kinder Care" program is offered for morning Kindergarten children.  Kids Club becomes an exciting day camp in the summer with an all day "Elements of Summer" program.  Children arrive at 7:45 a.m. ready for an action packed day of beaches, water slides, hikes, games, exploring science and hanging out with friends. 

Child Care Resource & Referral
This is a support and referral program dedicated to enhancing and promoting quality, availability, and accessibility of childcare for children.  Childcare providers receive support in the way of childcare information (i.e. safety, programming, nutrition), equipment and resources, training, newsletters and supportive visits.  Parents receive referrals to childcare centers that match their needs for care, location and schedules.  The program provides information and training and serves as an advocate for quality childcare.

Recreation

This program provides participants the opportunity to experience a wide range of recreational activities within a safe, supportive and encouraging environment.  It provides participants with the opportunity to socialize with other children through a simple and affordable registration.  We offer a number of programs:  An after school program providing a variety of recreational activities for children ages 7-12, Wednesday through Friday from 3:00-6:00 pm; a social recreation program (Club Friday) from 6:00-9:00 pm for children ages 11-14; and an Outdoors Club on Saturdays from 12:00-4:00 pm for children ages 9-14.  Also offered is a Summer Forest Education day camp called Tillicum Forest Camp.

 

 


Category:  Children and Youth
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Cherryville Parents and Tots
Cherryville Community Hall
Cherryville, BC
Phone: (250) 547-8866 

Hours: Monday 12:30pm-1:15pm

A parent and tot group with some structured activities and occasional childcare.

Category:  Children and Youth
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Child Care Referrals Whitevalley Community Resource Centre
2114 Shuswap Avenue
Box 661
Lumby, BC, V0E 2G0
Phone: (250) 547-8866 
Fax: (250) 547-6285
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: http://www.monashee.com/wcrc/index.html

Whitevalley Community Resource Centre promotes and supports the health and well-being of our community by:

  • providing an accessible, comprehensive resource centre for people in need of assistance.
  • offering a referral service for individuals to services and helping agencies within the area.
  • initiating new programs to support individuals and families, increase employment opportunities and encourage community involvement.
  • Creating Opportunities
  • Respecting diversity
  • Building partnerships through positive, caring, responsive action.

The Goal of the Centre is to Improve the Health and Welfare of our Community


Category:  Children and Youth
Group Served:  Families
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Child Find BC
721 Victoria Street
Prince George
, BC, V2L 2K5
Phone: (250) 562-3463 
Fax: (250) 562-3467
Toll Free: 1(888) 689-3463
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.childfind.ca

The aim of Child Find Canada is to work in partnership with its provincial members to:

  1. assist in the search for missing children
  2. deliver education and prevention programs pertaining to children's safety. Child Find seeks to eliminate the problem of missing children through educational and awareness programs. Child Find Canada also offers Child Fingerprinting Clinics: "All About Me I.D."
  3. to advocate for the rights of children.

Category:  Children and Youth
Languages of Service:  English


Child Health Clinic
Vernon Health Centre
1440 14th Avenue
Vernon, BC, V1B 1T1
Phone: (250) 549-5721 
Fax: (250) 549-5582


Call your local Health Centre for clinic hours.

Child Health Clinics provide immunizations for children age 2 months to 5 years. This clinic provide an opportunity for parents to ask questions and get more information on growth and development, parenting, post partum depression, breast feeding concerns, infant feeding and many other childhood areas of interest.


Category:  Children and Youth
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map Children's Literacy Society, Vernon & District
12408 Anjou Drive
Vernon, BC, V1B 1N6
Phone: (250) 558-7876 
Fax: (250) 558-5512
E-mail: [email protected]


The One-to-one Children's Literacy Program was developed by learning assistance teachers employed by the Vancouver School Board and volunteers with the Junior League of Greater Vancouver. It began in 1989 as a pilot project in one of the East Vancouver elementary schools. Since then, it has expanded to include many more schools in that city, and it has also been invited into seven of the nine Okanagan Mainline school districts.

Trained volunteers work "one-on-one" three or four times a week with children who are having some problems with reading fluency and/or comprehension, but not sufficient difficulties as to require Learning Assistance. The tutors employ simple strategies aimed at increasing each child's reading skills and therefore his/her self-confidence. They do so with caring and fun,and the results are often quite dramatic.


Category:  Children and Youth
Group Served:  All Ages
Accessibility:  Unknown
Languages of Service:  English


Click to view map First Kids Christian Pre-School
1406 32 Ave
Vernon, BC
Phone: (204) 542-0128 

Category:  Children and Youth
Group Served:  Children/Youth
Accessibility:  Wheelchair Accessible
Languages of Service:  English



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