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CDC Main Office

1515 Kingfisher Ave
Kitimat, BC V8C 1S5
Monday-Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
Tel: (250) 632-3144
Fax: (250) 632-3120

Roy Wilcox: Early Years and Childcare Services

7 Carlson St.
Kitimat, BC V8C 1A9
Monday-Friday
8:00am – 5:00pm
TEL: 778-631-2071

Cornerstone: Housing and Law

606 Mountainview Square, Kitimat, BC, V8C 2N2
Monday-Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm
HoMELESS Prevention Program: (250)-632-1267

            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.

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve and support people of all abilities to reach their personal potential, and to improve the quality of life for all members of our community.

 

Vision Statement

To support all members of the community in developing their personal potential by providing access to resources and professional services.

 

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Board of Directors & Staff

As a non-profit organization, The Kitimat Community 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: Megan Rothney – President, Cyndi  McIntosh – Vice President ,  Amy Pike Secretary, Tanya Barck  – Treasurer  ,  Brad Hildebrandt  – Director

Administration & Support: Brittney Santos – Executive Director; Amanda Schrier – Finance Manager

Preschool & Child Care Programs: Ilanna Hamilton – Kid’s Place Preschool Manager, Maddison Dos Santos – Stepping Stones Child Care Centre Manager, Debra Canil – Kildala Preschool Manager, Janet Irvine – Kildala Out of School Care Manager

 

Accreditation

The Kitimat Community Development Center 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 2022, the Kitimat CDC was again awarded a three-year CARF accreditation!

For more information, please contact an executive director at 250 632 3144.

Code of conduct, ethics and confidentiality

This code of ethics contains the principles by which staff of the Kitimat Community Development Centre adheres while working with clients.

  • Staff will evidence a genuine interest in all persons served, and dedicate themselves to their clients best interest.
  • Staff will commit to providing the highest quality of service to all those who seek professional assistance and will support the persons served to attain their personal goals.
  • Staff will not discriminate against or refuse professional services to anyone on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, religion, disability, or nationality.
  • Staff have a duty to report any incident of abuse, neglect, sexual harassment or other harassment or other wrong doing toward any person served, staff member or any other persons.

Privacy and Confidentiality

  • Staff will maintain a professional attitude, which upholds confidentiality towards individuals served, colleagues, applicants and the Kitimat Community Development Centre.
  • Staff will respect the privacy of the people we serve, and I will hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional service concerning a client. Therefore, I will not disclose an individual’s confidences to anyone, except:
    1. As mandated by law;
    2. To prevent a clear and immediate danger to a person or persons;
    3. Where compelled to do so by a court or pursuant to the rules of a court or
    4. With informed consent from the client following the KCDC policies on release of information.
  • I will maintain confidentiality when storing or disposing of client records and
  • Upon termination of my employment, maintain client and co-worker confidentiality, and hold as confidential any information I obtained concerning the Centre.

Professional Behaviour

  • Staff will act in accordance with standards of professional integrity and will not advise on problems outside the bounds of my competence.
  • Staff will seek assistance for any problem that impairs his/her performance.
  • Staff will correct, when possible, misleading or inaccurate information and representations made by others concerning staff qualifications or services.

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

The Centre as a non-profit organization holds our Annual General Meeting (AGM) as outlined by Section 60 of the Societies Act. AGM dates are advertised on our facebook page .

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.

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.

 

Mission Statement

Our mission is to serve and support people of all abilities to reach their personal potential, and to improve the quality of life for all members of our community.

Vision Statement

To support all members of the community in developing their personal potential by providing access to resources and professional services.  

CDC MAIN OFFICE

1515 Kingfisher Ave
Kitimat, BC V8C 1S5

Monday-Friday
8:30am-4:30pm

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

Roy Wilcox: Early Years and Childcare Services

7 Carlson St.
Kitimat, BC V8C 1A9

Monday-Friday
7:30am-4:30pm

Tel: (778) 631-2071

Cornerstone- Housing and Law

606 MOUNTAINVIEW SQUARE, KITIMAT, BC, V8C 2N2
Monday-Friday
10:00am – 4:00pm
Housing Resource worker: (250) 639-6065
HoMELESS Prevention Program: (250) 632-1234

DROP-IN SCHEDULE

MONDAY

Family Fun Spot
10:00am – 12:00pm
@ Roy Wilcox
Ages 0-5

FREE


 

TUESDAY

Family Fun Spot

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@  Roy Wilcox
Ages 0 – 5
FREE

 

Building Blocks

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

 

Wednesday

Family Fun Spot
10:00am – 12:00pm
@ Roy Wilcox
Ages 0-5

FREE


Thursday

Healthy Babies
11:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Roy Wilcox
Ages 0 – 1
FREE

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

 

Friday

Family Fun Spot
10:00 am – 12:00 pm
@ Roy Wilcox
Ages 0 – 5

FREE


 

Quick Info

Board of Directors & Staff

As a non-profit organization, The Kitimat Community 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: Megan Rothney – President, Cyndi  McIntosh – Vice President ,  Amy Pike Secretary, Tanya Barck  – Treasurer  ,  Brad Hildebrandt  – Director

Administration & Support: Brittney Santos – Executive Director; Amanda Schrier – Finance Manager

Preschool & Child Care Programs: Ilanna Hamilton – Kid’s Place Preschool Manager, Maddison Dos Santos – Stepping Stones Child Care Centre Manager, Debra Canil – Kildala Preschool Manager, Janet Irvine – Kildala Out of School Care Manager

Accreditation

The Kitimat Community Development Center 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 2022, the Kitimat CDC was again awarded a three-year CARF accreditation!

For more information, please contact an executive director at 250 632 3144.

code of conduct, ethics, and confidentiality

This code of ethics contains the principles by which staff of the Kitimat Community Development Centre adheres while working with clients.

  • Staff will evidence a genuine interest in all persons served, and dedicate themselves to their clients best interest.
  • Staff will commit to providing the highest quality of service to all those who seek professional assistance and will support the persons served to attain their personal goals.
  • Staff will not discriminate against or refuse professional services to anyone on the basis of race, color, creed, age, sex, religion, disability, or nationality.
  • Staff have a duty to report any incident of abuse, neglect, sexual harassment or other harassment or other wrong doing toward any person served, staff member or any other persons.

Privacy and Confidentiality

  • Staff will maintain a professional attitude, which upholds confidentiality towards individuals served, colleagues, applicants and the Kitimat Community Development Centre.
  • Staff will respect the privacy of the people we serve, and I will hold in confidence all information obtained in the course of professional service concerning a client. Therefore, I will not disclose an individual’s confidences to anyone, except:
    1. As mandated by law;
    2. To prevent a clear and immediate danger to a person or persons;
    3. Where compelled to do so by a court or pursuant to the rules of a court or
    4. With informed consent from the client following the KCDC policies on release of information.
  • I will maintain confidentiality when storing or disposing of client records and
  • Upon termination of my employment, maintain client and co-worker confidentiality, and hold as confidential any information I obtained concerning the Centre.

Professional Behaviour

  • Staff will act in accordance with standards of professional integrity and will not advise on problems outside the bounds of my competence.
  • Staff will seek assistance for any problem that impairs his/her performance.
  • Staff will correct, when possible, misleading or inaccurate information and representations made by others concerning staff qualifications or services.
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 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.

 

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