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Location

1515 Kingfisher Ave
Kitimat, BC V8C 1S5

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:30-4:30

Contact

Tel: (250) 632-3144
Fax: (250) 632-3120

Welcome!

The Kitimat CDC is a CARF accredited, non-profit organization that serves Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. We offer three streams of support services for families, children and adult services that support a fully inclusive and inviting environment.

 

DROP-IN SCHEDULE

MONDAY

Family Fun Spot

10:00am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-5
$2.00


Building Blocks
Family Play

10:00am – 12:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
Ages 0-5
FREE

TUESDAY

Toddler Time

10:30am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-3
FREE


 Building Blocks
Family Play

10:00am – 12:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
Ages 0-5
FREE

WEDNESDAY

Family Fun Spot

10:00am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-5
$2.00


Building Blocks
Family Play

1:00pm – 3:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
Ages 0-5
FREE

THURSDAY

Healthy Babies

10:30am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-1
FREE


Building Blocks
Family Play

10:00am – 12:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
Ages 0-5
FREE

FRIDAY

Family Fun Spot

10:00am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-5
$2.00


Building Blocks
Family Play

1:00pm – 3:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
Ages 0-5
FREE

What’s New

 

 

additional Information

Board of Directors & Staff
As a non-profit organization, The Kitimat Child Development Centre is run by a volunteer Board of Director’s who are parents, business owners, and members of the community. Members of the Board are elected in June of each year.

Our Board of Directors: Jo Ann Hildebrandt – President, Angela Eastman – Vice President, Michele Frater – Secretary, Megan Rothney – Treasurer, Sam Anderson – Director, Kathrine Voight – director, Sheila Burton – director

Our Staff Members: Administration & Support Marianne Hemmy – Executive Director, Kristie Wakita – Finance, Lorri Sommerfeld – Administrative Support

Family Programs: Gillian Venman – Manager

Early Years Community Developer: Jenn Whelan – Manager

Early Intervention Programs: Carolyn Watt – Manager

Behaviour & Development Services: Brittney Mailloux – Manager

Child & Youth Mental Health: Luiza Couto – Reach for a Sunbeam Program Manager

Preschool & Child Care Programs: Christine Doherty – Kid’s Place Preschool Manager– Kid’s Place Preschool Manager  Liz Carrita – Stepping Stones (Cormorant) Child Care Centre Manager Debra Canil – Kildala Preschool Janet Hoover – Out of School Care

Community LINK Programs: Debbie Dilg – Community LINK Worker-MESS, Christine Rusconi – Community LINK Worker-Nechako, Luiza Couto– Community LINK Worker-Kildala

Community Resource Programs:  Terry Runions – Better at Home Program

 

Accreditation
The CDC is an accredited organization with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or CARF.

CARF is an independent non-profit accrediting body for health and human services internationally. Founded in 1966, this agency’s mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing lives of the persons served.

To maintain accreditation with CARF, agencies must meet consumer-focused standards by continually measuring and improving the quality of their programs and services. Our programs and services are measured across four outcome areas: access, efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction.

An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

In 2016, the Kitimat Community Development Centre was again awarded three-year CARF accreditation!

For more information, please contact Marianne Hemmy, executive director at 250-632-3144 ext 202

Principles & Policy

The following statements are our interpretation of the service philosophies, principles, and values that guide our service delivery decisions. No model or philosophy of service delivery stands alone and philosophies often overlap.

Principles of Service Philosophy

Service delivery philosophies and principles guide staff in their approach to service delivery. Guiding our service are policies and statements on the following:

Emergent Curriculum Equality of Service Provision Family Centered Practice Child Centered Approach Child Centered Teaching Philosophy Client Centered Practice Confidentiality Code of Ethics Inclusion Integrated Service Delivery Relationship Focused Model Team Approach

All staff and clients of the centre are encouraged to share their individual understanding of our approaches to service delivery and to at any time raise thoughts or concerns that will assist in our goal of continual learning and improvements in our services. Input can be given using our suggestion forms or our concerns and complaints procedure.

We Believe:

• Children, youth and families have the right to quality programs of intervention which facilitate physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.

• That each client is an individual with a personal, cultural, and family background, with unique strengths, talents, preferences, and needs.

• Children and youth are uniquely dependent on their families for nurturing their growth and development.

• In the importance of respecting that each family has its own structure, roles, values, beliefs, and coping styles and that each family is doing the best they can, and being the best they can be, at any given time.

• Families should be provided with information in ways that allow them to make informed decisions that best meets their needs.

Our Service Delivery Is Committed To:

• Ensuring that support and intervention strategies reflect a respect for the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of families. Program efforts will be built on family strengths and resources, rather than on correcting weaknesses and deficits.

• Providing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team effort that includes the client and support networks (both informal and formal) working in an atmosphere of equality and mutual respect.

• Relationships characterized by honesty, respect, trust, reciprocity, and open communication.

• Providing families with complete and unbiased information in ways that allow them to make informed decisions regarding their needs.

• Offering parents as much choice as possible regarding their child’s program. Services may be delivered in a variety of locations including, in the home, school, community daycare or preschool, or here at the Centre. Scheduling efforts look to minimize disruption to the family and child’s routine.

• Providing resources and supports in ways that are flexible, individualized, and responsive to the changing needs of individual clients and their families.

Surveys
We are looking for feedback on services we run for our Early Years and Middle Years Programs, please take a moment to give us your input. Click Here

Annual General Meeting Report

The Centre as a non-profit organization holds our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as outlined by Section 60 of the Societies Act in June of each year. AGM dates are advertised a month in advance of the Annual Meeting.

Membership in the Kitimat Community Development Centre Association is a yearly five (5) dollar fee. Membership shows support for the Centre and the services we provide in our community. You can obtain membership from any staff member, at the front office or at the AGM. At the AGM the election for our 10 members governing Board of Directors occurs.

The Board of Directors nominates and elects the Executive Committee. The Board members include a balance of parents whose children receive or have received Centre services and members of the community. At the AGM a full Centre report is provided covering all programs and activities of the Centre for the last year.

Board meetings are held monthly except during the summer months. Meetings are open to guests. The Board welcomes input and participation of those interested in the services we provide. The Policies and Procedures that guide the decision making of our Board of Directors is based on a complementary model of governance where staff and board work together, but each understands their roles and liabilities.

Location

1515 Kingfisher Ave
Kitimat, BC V8C 1S5

Office Hours

Monday-Friday
8:30-4:30

Contact

Tel: (250) 632-3144
Fax: (250) 632-3120

Welcome!

The Kitimat CDC is a CARF accredited, non-profit organization that serves Kitimat and Kitamaat Village. We offer three streams of support services for families, children and adult services that support a fully inclusive and inviting environment.

 

DROP-IN SCHEDULE

MONDAY
Family Fun Spot
10:00am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-5
$2.00


Building Blocks
10:00pm – 12:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
FREE

TUESDAY
Toddler Time
10:30am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-3
FREE


Building Blocks
1:00m – 3:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
FREE

Wednesday
Toddler Time
10:00am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-3
FREE


Building Blocks
1:00m – 3:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
FREE

Thursday
Healthy Babies
10:30am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-1
FREE


No Current Program
10:30am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
FREE

Friday
Family Fun Spot
10:00am – 12:00pm
@ CDC
Ages 0-5
$2.00


Building Blocks
1:00pm – 3:00pm
@ City Centre Mall
FREE

Quick Info

Board of Directors & Staff
As a non-profit organization, The Kitimat Child Development Centre is run by a volunteer Board of Director’s who are parents, business owners, and members of the community. Members of the Board are elected in June of each year. Our Board of Directors: Jo Ann Hildebrandt – President Angela Eastman – Vice President Cliff Yolland – Director Michele Frater – Secretary Megan Rothney – Treasurer Jessica Fredrickson – Director David Mills – Director Our Staff Members: Administration & Support Margaret Warcup – Executive Director/Physiotherapist Liliana Barnard – Finance/Program Support Lorri Sommerfield – Administrative Support Family Programs Cheryl Lippert – Family Programs Coordinator Brittney Mailloux – Infant Development Consultant Ufaira Ali – Building Blocks Program Jenny Kreuzinger – Healthy Babies Program Counselor Heather Isner – Life Skills Support Worker Paul LaGace – Parent Support Program Adult Day Program Worker Michelle Torman, Virginie Grail-Bourgier, Liz Hoffman – Early Years Community Developer Early Intervention Programs Carolyn Watt – Physiotherapist Sheila Hamilton – Occupational Therapist Lori Ferreira – Family Support Worker/Consultant Speech Language Pathologist Behaviour & Development Services Miriam Allen – Autism Behavioural Services/Supported Child Development Child & Youth Mental Health Luiza Couto – Reach for a Sunbeam Program Manager Preschool & Child Care Programs Christine Doherty – Kid’s Place Preschool Manager/Teacher Chigusa Dodd – Kid’s Place Preschool Teacher Liz Carrita – Stepping Stones (Cormorant) Child Care Centre Manager Debra Canil – Kildala Preschool Janet Hoover – Out of School Care Community LINK Programs Gillian Venman – Community LINK Worker-MESS Candace Seaby – Community LINK Worker-Nechako Vanessa Silva – Community LINK Worker-Kildala Community Resource Programs Brigit Manninen – Immigration Resource Centre Terry Runions – Better at Home Program
Staff Organizational Chart
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Accreditation
The CDC is an accredited organization with the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, or CARF.

CARF is an independent non-profit accrediting body for health and human services internationally. Founded in 1966, this agency’s mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing lives of the persons served.

To maintain accreditation with CARF, agencies must meet consumer-focused standards by continually measuring and improving the quality of their programs and services. Our programs and services are measured across four outcome areas: access, efficiency, effectiveness, and satisfaction.

An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation outcome has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable, and accountable.

In 2016, the Kitimat Community Development Centre was again awarded three-year CARF accreditation!

For more information, please contact Marianne Hemmy, executive director at 250-632-3144 ext 202

Principles & Policy

The following statements are our interpretation of the service philosophies, principles, and values that guide our service delivery decisions. No model or philosophy of service delivery stands alone and philosophies often overlap.

Principles of Service Philosophy

Service delivery philosophies and principles guide staff in their approach to service delivery. Guiding our service are policies and statements on the following:

Emergent Curriculum Equality of Service Provision Family Centered Practice Child Centered Approach Child Centered Teaching Philosophy Client Centered Practice Confidentiality Code of Ethics Inclusion Integrated Service Delivery Relationship Focused Model Team Approach

All staff and clients of the centre are encouraged to share their individual understanding of our approaches to service delivery and to at any time raise thoughts or concerns that will assist in our goal of continual learning and improvements in our services. Input can be given using our suggestion forms or our concerns and complaints procedure.

We Believe:

• Children, youth and families have the right to quality programs of intervention which facilitate physical, social, emotional, and intellectual development.

• That each client is an individual with a personal, cultural, and family background, with unique strengths, talents, preferences, and needs.

• Children and youth are uniquely dependent on their families for nurturing their growth and development.

• In the importance of respecting that each family has its own structure, roles, values, beliefs, and coping styles and that each family is doing the best they can, and being the best they can be, at any given time.

• Families should be provided with information in ways that allow them to make informed decisions that best meets their needs.

Our Service Delivery Is Committed To:

• Ensuring that support and intervention strategies reflect a respect for the racial, ethnic, and cultural diversity of families. Program efforts will be built on family strengths and resources, rather than on correcting weaknesses and deficits.

• Providing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary team effort that includes the client and support networks (both informal and formal) working in an atmosphere of equality and mutual respect.

• Relationships characterized by honesty, respect, trust, reciprocity, and open communication.

• Providing families with complete and unbiased information in ways that allow them to make informed decisions regarding their needs.

• Offering parents as much choice as possible regarding their child’s program. Services may be delivered in a variety of locations including, in the home, school, community daycare or preschool, or here at the Centre. Scheduling efforts look to minimize disruption to the family and child’s routine.

• Providing resources and supports in ways that are flexible, individualized, and responsive to the changing needs of individual clients and their families.

Annual General Meeting Report
The Centre as a non-profit organization holds our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as outlined by Section 60 of the Societies Act in June of each year. AGM dates are advertised a month in advance of the Annual Meeting.

Membership in the Kitimat Child Development Centre Association is a yearly five (5) dollar fee. Membership shows support for the Centre and the services we provide in our community.

You can obtain membership from any staff member, at the front office or at the AGM. At the AGM the election for our 10 members governing Board of Directors occurs.

The Board of Directors nominates and elects the Executive Committee. The Board members include a balance of parents whose children receive or have received Centre services and members of the community. At the AGM a full Centre report is provided covering all programs and activities of the Centre for the last year. Board meetings are held monthly except during the summer months. Meetings are open to guests.

The Board welcomes input and participation of those interested in the services we provide. The Policies and Procedures that guide the decision making of our Board of Directors is based on a complementary model of governance where staff and board work together, but each understands their roles and liabilities.

 

What’s New