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SD71 Partners

One of the great aspects of education is it takes a village to raise a child and here in the Comox Valley there are some truly wonderful community partners who are a vital part of that village.


ValleyChild

ValleyChild

ValleyChild is a guide to events and services for kids under 6 in the Comox Valley. It’s run by the Comox Valley Child Development Association and funded by the BC Government’s Early Years Centre program. Click to find out more about the site. We’d also […]

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DPAC Overview

DPAC Overview

Parents (through their active involvement in PACs) advocate for the best possible public education for all children in our school system. Under the School Act, PACs and DPACs have a formally recognized advisory role in the school system.

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CVCDA History

CVCDA History

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) is a non-profit society that has served children and youth with special needs since 1974. The Comox Valley Child Development Centre, later changed to Child Development Association, opened its doors in downtown Cumberland on July 12, 1974. Initially […]

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CT Jumpstart

CT Jumpstart

A Million and Counting… No kid should be left on the sidelines but in Canada 1 in 3 families cannot afford to enroll their kids in organized sports. That’s almost 750,000 kids every year who want to play, but just can’t. Jumpstart aims to change […]

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The FORCE Society

The FORCE Society

The FORCE’s mandate is to support and empower families and work collaboratively with professionals and systems in understanding and meeting the mental health needs of families.

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Mental Health Workshops

Mental Health Workshops

The total number of 12-19 year olds in Canada at risk for developing depression is a staggering 3.2 million. Mental illness is increasingly threatening the lives of our children; with Canada’s youth suicide rate the third highest in the industrialized world.

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This Is It.

This Is It.

“Pay attention, get involved and never look away,” said Coloroso. The importance of the intervention by a bystander is integral to put an end to schoolyard bullying. Since most of the bullying goes under the radar, children need to become role models of the school yard, who can become “active witnesses, standing up for their peers and speaking out against injustice,” she said.

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After School Programs that Inspire!

After School Programs that Inspire!

Cumberland Community Schools Society ~ October 2012 by Annette Bentley The 2:30pm bell rings at Cumberland Elementary but many students are not ready to begin their journey home. These students anticipate creating works of art, using up their pent-up energy in a favourite sport and […]

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Standing Up Against Bulllying

Standing Up Against Bulllying

Just being aware of what’s going on and how its happening is important. Standing up for someone is really helpful. It could stop the bully and the person you helped would be very grateful.

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The Valley Community

The Valley website is a place where your students, your teachers & your community gather to share and learn about the amazing projects, initiatives and outstanding achievements happening in our classrooms, our schools and on our fields. The saying goes ... "It takes a village..." and ours is fantastic!

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