Parenting Classes and Resources

See below for further information on Parenting Class services.

Beacon Community Services

A community-based, not-for-profit, social, employment, health, recreational, housing and volunteer services agency, offering a wide range of programs and services to thousands of clients in the Capital Regional District.

Phone: (250) 656-0134 for current course offerings
Website: www.beaconcs.ca

Peninsula Babies

This program supports women through pregnancy to help them deliver healthy babies. Moms and spouses can learn about food preparation, budgeting, rest, substance use, exercise and stages of child development. A nutritious lunch is provided.

Contact Beacon: (250) 656-0134 for current program information.

Camosun College

Offers pre-natal and parenting classes. Bursaries available for low-income families, telephone to inquire.

Phone: (250) 370-4578
Website: http://camosun.ca/ce/prenatal-parenting.html

The BC Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP-BC)

The FRP-BC is a provincial not-for-profit association that works on behalf of its members to raise awareness of the importance of Family Resource Programs by providing standards of practice, professional development (FRP Certificate) for staff and volunteers, workshops and updates on government policy and legislation. Family Resource Programs are community-based parent/child interactive drop-in centres for families/caregivers with children from birth to age six offering 5 Core Areas of Service including Family Support, Early Learning and Parent Education.

For a directory of Family Resource Programs or for more information about FRP-BC, please visit our website: www.frpbc.ca

Island Mother

Seeking unique, quality support for pregnancy, birth & postpartum? Our informative and transformative Birthing from Within prenatal classes meet the needs of your Heart and Mind through birth and new parenthood. Individual sessions also available for families who are having another child, and parents struggling with birth trauma or pregnancy loss. Located in Victoria & Duncan, BC.

Phone (Duncan): (250) 737-1687
Website: www.islandmother.com

LIFE Seminars

LIFE Seminars parenting courses, workshops, books and videos provide a unique opportunity any childcare giver, whether a parent, teacher or social worker to understand and appreciate the complexity of parenting and living in families.

Phone: (250) 595-2649
Website: www.lifeseminars.com

Mothering Touch

Offers fitness and yoga, childbirth preparation and parenting classes, breastfeeding support, doula services and retail space.

Phone: (250) 595-4905
Website: www.motheringtouch.ca

Options Pregnancy Counselling and Resource Centre

Offers counselling services, prenatal classes, Mums’ and Babes’ Group, baby supply room, and the services of a doula and client resource advocate.

Phone: (250) 380-6883
Website:
www.optionspregnancy.org

Parents Support Network of BC

Parent Support Services is a non-profit, volunteer-based society and registered charity founded in 1974. Its mandate is to prevent child abuse and to promote healthy relationships by supporting parenting, families and communities.

Offer Parent Support Circles, Aboriginal Parent Support Circles and Parent Education Initiatives.

Phone: (250) 384-8042
Website:
www.parentsupportbc.ca

Saanich Neighborhood Place

Saanich Neighborhood Place has been supporting the families of Saanich for over 15 years. In addition to providing Parent and Tot Drop-Ins, SNP has expanded our services over the years to include parenting programs, food security programs and outreach services.

Website: www.saanichneighborhoodplace.com

Single Parent Resource Centre

Offers a comprehensive selection of life skills programs and workshops, parenting skill development courses and parent support groups that are scheduled from September to June.

Phone: (250) 385-1114
Website: www.singleparentvictoria.ca

South Island Centre for Counselling and Training

We offer non-profit, affordable, income-based professional counselling for individuals, couples and families as well as professional development and personal enrichment training. Parenting workshops also available.

Phone: (250) 472-2851
Website: www.southislandcentre.ca

Toy-Lending Libraries

Blanshard Community Centre: (250) 388-7696
High Point Church (Esquimalt): (250) 383-6290
Victoria YMCA: (250) 386-7511

Triple P: The Positive Parenting Program

Website: www.triplepvip.ca

Victoria Native Friendship Centre

Our Mission in the Victoria Native Friendship Centre Early Childhood Development Department is to provide Aboriginal families and community with the opportunity to confront the challenges and celebrate the joys of parenting, by providing a range of accessible, affordable programming for young children 0-6 years and their families in a secure comfortable and culturally supportive and respectful environment.   Our Mandate is: we celebrate children and families by creating ECD programs that help families nurture healthy children.  We also support an inclusive environment where all families are respected and valued for their diversity.
 
Phone: (250) 384-3211 for current programs.
Website: www.vnfc.ca

Young Parents Support Network

Young Parents Support Network is a small, non-profit organization whose mission is to support and empower young parent families. Offer pre-natal classes and parenting education, as well as other services.

Phone: (250) 384-0552
Website: www.ypsn.ca

PCEC "1000 X 5" Children’s Book Recycling Project
The PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project was started in April 2008. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community. The books are delivered to our collection depot where they are screened for suitability, counted, labelled, sorted, and bagged for distribution to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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