YouthTeen Centre

This program runs every Friday night from 6-9pm: September – June.

Youth ages 13-18

 The planned activities include, dodge ball, movies, mission impossible, snacks, etc.

We do receive donations.

                                                                                     The teen centre is a safe place for youth to come, hangout, and meet new friends.  

Volunteers Urgently Required !!!!

If interested, please call 250-956-3134 for more information


Family services 2Community Action Program For Children

The Community Action Program for Children (CAPC) is a federal initiative that provides a supportive learning environment for parents, other caregivers, and their children aged 0 to 6. The focus is on family support, education and resource distribution.

The Parents of Young Children Program operates weekly on Fridays from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in Port Hardy at the North Island Building Blocks Centre. One-to-one home visits are available.

Within this group, participants meet other parents facing similar challenges. They have the opportunity to share and learn from one another as well as gain more information concerning resources in their community. There is no referral necessary to attend. Please contact the Program Coordinator for admission.

Program Focus
• children in families with a low income
• aboriginal children living off reserve
• adolescent parents
• parents who have not graduated from high school
• socially/culturally isolated parents who lack a support network
• parents living in remote communities without parent support services
• parents with substance misuse
Program Offers
• a safe, supportive learning environment for children and their parents
• quality early childhood resources
• family support, education and resources
• support for pregnant women
• formal and informal group systems
• one-to-one home visits
• opportunities to build capacity
• flexible local programs
• parental involvement
Guiding Principles
• children first
• strengthening and supporting families
• equity and accessibility
• flexibility
• community-based
• partnerships

Funded By: Public Health Agency of Canada

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The Family Life Program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD). The referrals for service come directly from MCFD, as identified by Social Workers.
This support is provided to the identified at-risk families with children, as well as individuals who have been placed on a youth agreement. The Family Life, Special Services team is a group of qualified, caring workers who provide support to families and youth who have involvement with MCFD. Workers assist families by establishing foundations to build, maintain, and function as a healthy family unit. Outreach services are provided in the home and in the community. The program operates Monday to Friday 9AM to 5PM.

• Assist person(s) served in reaching their goals
• Assist social worker in identifying strengths and challenges of person(s) served
• Routine intervention, behavior management and life skills training
• Develop intervention procedures to assist person(s) served in reaching their goals
• Monitors progress and well-being of person(s) served
• Assist social worker in evaluating the effectiveness of the planned support
• Provides suggestions for the modification of person(s) served progress plan when necessary
• Identifies other issues which present themselves and brings them to the attention of the social worker
• Recognizes potential crisis situations, analyzes situations, develops strategies to deal with such situations
• Acts as an advocate for the person(s) served/family when necessary
• Maintains transparency and open communication with all invested parties
• Maintains necessary reporting requirements and statistics

Foster Family image Foster Family Support Program Description

The Foster Family Support Program provides services to foster families and relatives who are providing care for children on behalf of MCFD within the Mount Waddington Regional District. The referrals for service are made by MCFD or the foster families can self-refer.
The goal of the program is to provide support services to foster families and MCFD social workers. Qualified support can make all the difference to families who have opened their homes to children in need. North Island Community Services Society Foster Family Support program provides consistent and specialized support to foster parents. We work to makes these community placements as successful as possible with a family-focused community-based approach. The Foster Family Support Program is funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD).
What you can expect from the Foster Family Support Program:
In-home/outreach support by the Foster Family Support Coordinator
Support in legal matters or at planning meetings
Support with the challenges of navigating the MCFD system
A place to connect with other foster parents with common concerns for the purpose of supporting each other
Advocacy for foster families and the children and youth in their care
Referrals to other agencies when necessary to connect a family, child or youth to a formal support/resource
Intervention provided to maintain or prompt a change in behaviour, condition or functioning of children, youth and/or the family (Behavioural Consultant)
Training and Education: improving skills and building awareness of resources in the community

Funded By: Ministry of Children & Family Development

• Outreach/in-home setting (with some flexibility)
• Assess person(s) served/family needs and make appropriate referral to other agencies when necessary
Funded By: Ministry of Children & Family Development


Canada Prenatal Nutrition Program (CPNP)
Promising Babies Program

PB 2CPNP is funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada. CPNP is a community based group which increases access to health and social supports for prenatal and postpartum women facing challenging circumstances.
The goal is to improve maternal and infant nutritional health. This occurs by providing a greater depth of service to women earlier in pregnancy and for a longer duration postpartum. There is a focus on high risk situations, such as: isolation, family violence, alcohol and drug use, financial stress, low birth weight, food insecurity, teen pregnancy, and complex medical conditions.

North Island Community Services Society, in partnership with Island Health, provides the Promising Babies Program. This program offers   support during pregnancy and for one year following delivery.

There are free weekly drop in groups offered in Port McNeill and Port Hardy. There are casual opportunities to meet with other parents and to discuss pre and post-natal topics of interest or concern. Promising Babies offers home visits, one-on-one support and group activities.

This service includes education, information, support, and connections for women who experience prenatal and postpartum challenges.


Port Hardy

Robert Scott School—Mondays 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.—Lunch & Grocery Bag Provided

Port McNeill

Cheslakees School—Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.—Healthy Snack Provided

Also available, at no cost, are prenatal vitamins and vitamin D drops.


Community Links Programs

The Community Links Programs, funded by Community Living BC, are designed to provide support to adults living with developmental disabilities in the Mount Waddington Regional District. Our programs, including Semi-Independent Living, Community Inclusion, and Supported Employment, provide opportunities to develop daily living skills, employment skills, as well as access to recreational and leisure activities.



Our Programs Include:

Semi-Independent Living Support Program

The Semi-Independent Living Support Program provides outreach support to individuals who are living on their own. The workers assist with daily living skills such as budgeting, shopping, cooking, banking, and appointment skills that promote independence.

Community Links Day Program

The Community Links Day Program is based out of Robert Scott School in Port Hardy. Participants access the day program on their own or with assistance, Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm. All participants who attend our program have access to various scheduled activities throughout the week including: swimming, cooking, bowling, shopping, walking in the community, etc.

 Supported Employment

The Supported Employment Program assists individuals who are seeking employment, as well as those who are currently employed, through job skill development, employment matching, job coaching and shadowing, and employment counselling. The program has been successful in assisting participants gain and maintain meaningful employment at a fair wage.



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