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Kootenay Family Place- Infant Development Program – Offers services for children from 0-3 years who live in Kaslo, Nelson and Salmo and are at risk for developmental delay or have a delay or disability. Participation is voluntary and free of charge.
Phone: (778) 460-5112
Address: 749 11 Avenue, Castlegar, BC V1N 1J7
Kootenay Kids Society – Physiotherapy & Occupational Therapy – Provides early intervention services for children 0 – 6 years of age where there are concerns regarding physical, sensory, behavioral and/or cognitive development.
The therapy program services children in Nelson, Salmo, Slocan City, Kaslo, Meadow Creek, Nakusp, New Denver and region.
Phone: (250) 505-1171
Address: 802 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC V1N 1N7
Kutenai Art Therapy Institute (KATI) – Offers art therapy services to children, youth and adults, as well as an Art Therapy diploma program and other professional development opportunities.
La Leche League – Breast feeding support. Group held on the 3rd Monday of each month at the Family Place, Nelson (upstairs meeting room).
Phone: (250) 354-4424
Address: 312 Silica Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4M5
Marama Midwifery – Registered midwife who is licensed to provide prenatal, labour and birth and postnatal care for women and babies in accordance with the College of Midwives of BC Standards of Practice. Midwifery care is fully covered if you have BC Healthcare (MSP).
Phone: (250) 353 2213
Midwife Services – Midwife Services, covered by BC MSP
Naksup & District Sports Complex – Offers a range of programs and services for all ages, interests and fitness levels.
Phone: (250) 265-4500
Address: 200 8 Avenue NW, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0
Nakusp Public Library – Offers literacy programs and resources for all ages.
Phone: (250) 265-3363
Address: 92 6th Avenue NW, Nakusp, BC V0G 1R0
Needs Assessments – The primary purpose of a child care needs assessment is to provide a strong foundation for the future of early years programming within our community. A child care assessment also provides the support that many parents need to return to work, pursue educational opportunities, or thrive in their communities. Through community engagement and research, different types of needs are identified; current child care inventory and ideas to pinpoint the type of care and numbers of child care spaces needed is identified. Below are the links to child care needs assessments completed in our areas. These have been financially supported through Columbia Basin Trust and Union of BC Municipalities grants.
Nelson & District Community Complex – Offers a range of programs and services for all ages, interests & fitness levels and up to 2 hours of childminding for children age 18 months-6 years (check the website for cost and hours).
Phone: (250) 354-4386
Address: 305 Hall Street, Nelson, BC V1L 5X4
Nelson CARES Society – Provides programs and initiatives in advocacy, housing, employment, support services, and environmental stewardship.
Phone: (250) 352-6011
Address: 521 Vernon Street, Nelson, BC V1L 4E9
Nelson Community Services – Parenting education, counseling for children and families and family support.
Nelson Food Cupboard – The Nelson Food Cupboard is barrier-free and allows people to use the service as often as needed without justifying their need. No registration requirements or ID required.
Mon & Wed: 9:00am – 1:00pm or by appointment.
Nelson Public Library – The Nelson Library has regular storytimes that are ongoing and drop-in and no registration required. Check their website for the current schedule.
Phone: (250) 352-6333
Address: 602 Stanley Street, Nelson, BC V1L 1N4
New Life Pentecostal Community Meal – Community meal on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30pm
Phone: (250) 365-5212
Address: New Life Pentecostal Church, 602 7th Street, Castlegar, BC V1N 3J6