Helpful Resources & Websites
YMCA CCRR's Tri-Cities Drop-In Programs for Families With Children
To find the drop-in programs list scroll down to the heading "Program Materials", click on "Show All Materials" and click on the "Tri-Cities Drop-In Programs for Families with Children". Child care resources are also available.
Pathways New Westminster - Tri-Cities
A community service directory for the Tri-Cities and New Westminster. A wealth of resources for families in the Tri-Cities. Click on the type of service that you're looking for and you will see a list of organizations that offer services in the community.
Don't forget to use our interactive community resource map to find resources in your area.
- YMCA CCRR
Supports parents and child care providers - geared to building better child care, healthy families and communities.
- Canadian Child Care Federation
Tips on how to evaluate child care or a learning environment along with 100 parenting resources on a wide variety of topics.
- Finding Quality Child Care
A guide for parents in Canada.
- Fraser Health - Child Care
Learn about the types of child care programs, find licensed child care near you and more.
- Parents' Guide to Selecting & Monitoring Child Care in BC (PDF)
- BC Association of Family Resource Programs
Supports and promotes community-based family resource programs. Use their directory to find family programs in your area.
- Media Smarts
Canada's centre for digital and media literacy includes topics on cyber security, cyber bullying at more.
- About Kids Health
Providing information on health for children, youth and their caregivers.
- Canadian Mental Health Association
Facilitates access to the resources for people to improve mental health.
- Caring For Kids
Information for parents from Canada's paediatricians
Providing doctor-reviewed advice, easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos and more.
- Just For You - Parents (Government of Canada)
A wide variety of resources about your health and related matters
An organization dedicated to preventing injuries and saving lives. They have a vast number of resources including information on car seats, concussions, drowning prevention and more.
- Public Health Agency of Canada - Child Health
- Center on the Developing Child - Harvard University
Using science to enhance child well-being through innovations in policy and practice.
- Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development
Working to improve knowledge on the development of young children.
- Child Care Canada
An early childhood education and child care policy research institute.
- Science of Early Child Development
Making early years research accessible. Currently BC residents have access to a number of resources. Find out more on the BC Access page.
- Erikson Institute - Technology in Early Childhood Centre
Empowers ECD professionals to make informed decisions about the appropriate use of technology with children up to 8 years of age.
- Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development
A wide variety of information based on scientific knowledge of early childhood development for ages birth to 5.
- BC Aboriginal Child Care Society
A centre of Excellence for Indigenous early learning and child care.
- Live 5-2-1-0
Helping kids and families adopt healthy habits.
- Welcome Here (Family Resource Programs Canada)
Provides resources and informaiton for immigrant families and those who work with them.
- First Nations Child & Family Caring Society
Ensures the safety & well-being of First Nations families and works with their partners to promote the rights of Indigenous children.
- First People's Principles of Learning Poster (PDF)
The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) has produced a poster with principles that can be used in your learning environments.
These resources offer information on various topics related to children. When evaluating parenting resources ask:
- Who is the author?
- Is the information current?
- Is it from a reputable source?
- Is it based on a respectful approach to parenting?
- Is it research based?
- Does it fit with your values, beliefs and knowledge of your children?