Victoria & Area Childcare Resources and Referrals
Artemis Place (resource for young moms)
Counseling, educational alternatives, life skills, anger management, conflict resolution tools, academic support, childcare referrals, support for substance abuse issues, for at-risk adolescent girls aged 15-19 who reside within the greater Victoria School District.
Beacon Community Services
2723 Quadra St (Administration headquarters)
Counseling, advocacy/liaison, childcare referrals, emergency shelter for youth, assistance with clothing and household goods, employment services including a youth employment program, Peninsula Best Babies group for moms, Early Years services (including licensed child care) and a variety of pre-school programs & parent/kid drop-ins, other volunteer services including medical drives.
Burnside-Gorge Community Centre
471 Cecelia Rd
Provides parent and child drop in programs, a free weekly family dinner, access to a resource room with food and clothing. Support services include school and community based counselling for families who struggle with parenting (including C'Nex, designed to assist families whose children have been or may be taken into care), financial crisis and homelessness, and other barriers to meeting children's needs. Outreach services to vulnerable youth includes a program for youth transitioning from Government care to independence. Our child care programs offer Preschool, out-of-school care, winter, spring and summer day camps. The Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) Program works with families for up to three years to increase their employment and financial skills and build savings.
Capital Families Association
2764 Jacklin ave
Baked goods available free every Friday morning, Good Food Box available at low cost, clothing exchange available for kids ages 0-6 (for older kids and parents occasionally), childcare and childcare referrals, parenting & drop-in programs available, bus tickets available for those unable to attend events due to financial/transportation limitations.
Child Care Subsidy (Gov't of BC – Ministry if Child and Family Development)
Child Care Subsidy Service Centre
PO Box 9953 Stn Prov Govt
Assistance with child care costs.
Cridge Centre for the Family
1307 Hillside Ave
Provider of supportive transitional housing (lower than market rents) for families transitioning from crisis and instability to self-sufficiency, counseling and support for families in residence including children's and family counseling, seniors' housing, childcare, support/housing/community-building for people living with brain injuries, and respite care referral service for parents of children with disabilities.
Fairfield–Gonzales Community Association
1330 Fairfield Road
Preschools, out of school care, recreational programs, family drop-ins in AM for kids 0-5yrs, youth drop-in, monthly clothing swap public computer Mon-Sat, community link school based youth and family counseling, facility rentals, emergency reception centre.
Fernwood Neighbourhood Resource Group
1240 Gladstone Ave
Recreation programs, family support services/programs, housing referrals, childcare, Best Babies prenatal nutrition program.
Military Family Resource Center
PO box 17000 Station Forces
24hr info line: 250-363-2640
Provides support for military families during emergencies including short-term intervention and crisis support and assistance with the creation of an Emergency Childcare Plan. Also provides short-term counseling and self-help groups, referrals, and assistance with childcare.
NIL TU,O Child and Family Services Society
1-2475 Mt Newton Cross rd
Provides respite care to temporarily relieve parents who are dealing with stress & challenges of parenting and in-home support for parents re: organizing & maintaining the family unit, budgeting & life skills. Advocacy and referrals also available.
Victoria Child Care Resource & Referral
2001A Douglas St.
Offers info about childcare including brochures in languages other than English, phone consultations w/ Early childhood professionals, info/assistance with childcare subsidy and internet access to childcare-related websites.
Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society
3rd Floor, 637 Bay St
Offers assistance with clothing needs, employment services, housing referrals, counseling, and childcare referrals, a free legal clinic, settlement workers who help with immigration and citizenship and translation/interpretation, youth programs and free computer classes.