Welcome to the Family Action Network

Your hub for family resources in the Lower Columbia

The Family Action Network, your hub for Family Resources in the Lower Columbia Region, respectfully acknowledges that we live, work, learn and play on the traditional unceded territory of the Sinixt (Sngaytskstx), Syilx (Okanagan), Ktunaxa and Secwepemc Peoples and give our gratitude to the ancestors and keepers of this land who have walked here before us.  We also acknowledge the many Metis and Inuit families who make this region their home today.

Beyond Behaviours - When is it More? Ages 4-8

Join us June 3 at 6PM for this free virtual event. In this video conversation, a parent and counsellor talk about the developmental stages of children who are 4-8 years old to better understand if our kids are on track, going through a phase, as opposed to struggling with something more.

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Latest News & Events For Children And Families

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Lower Columbia Summer Programs

Lower Columbia Summer Programs

A quick list of summer camp offerings in the Lower Columbia Region for 2024. Do you have plans for your kiddos this summer? Maybe a day or a week at Trail Martial Arts is in order to burn some energy, or a few days at Trail Gymnastics. Art Camps are always a hit, and...

Teddy Bear Picnic

Teddy Bear Picnic

June 12th! If you go down in the woods today, you're sure of a big surprise If you go down in the woods today, you'd better go in disguise For every bear that ever there was Will gather there for certain because June 12ths the day the teddy bears have their...

Upcoming Family Events

Upcoming Events

Jun
20
Thu
2024
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Jun 20 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) - Fruitvale @ Fruitvale Elementary School | Fruitvale | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? StrongStart is a free, school-based Early Learning Program located at Fruitvale Elementary school. For children aged 0-5 years and their parent/caregiver.  8:30am to 11:30am Monday to Friday following the school[...]
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Jun 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Strong Start will be starting up on Monday September 18 at 9 am. Parents will be required to fill out a bit of paperwork on your first day and if[...]
10:00 am Building Beautiful Babies (Prena... @ Trail United Church
Building Beautiful Babies (Prena... @ Trail United Church
Jun 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Building Beautiful Babies (Prenatal-12 Months) - Trail @ Trail United Church | Trail | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? A DROP IN pregnancy outreach program that offers support, information and resources for pregnant women, new mothers (with babies up to 12 months) and families. Weekly groups with lunch and guest[...]
2:45 pm Toonie Gym (Ages 5-12) -Rossland @ Rossland Arena
Toonie Gym (Ages 5-12) -Rossland @ Rossland Arena
Jun 20 @ 2:45 pm – 4:45 pm
Toonie Gym (Ages 5-12) -Rossland @ Rossland Arena
What is it? Floor hockey, basketball, soccer, dodgeball, etc. For ages 5-12. Drop in at the Rossland Arena. $2.00! When: Thursdays 2.45-4.45 pm Where it Happens: Rossland Arena, dry ice surface Ages: 5-12 years Cost: $2[...]
Jun
21
Fri
2024
8:30 am Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years... @ Fruitvale Elementary School
Jun 21 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am
Fruitvale StrongStart (0-5 years) - Fruitvale @ Fruitvale Elementary School | Fruitvale | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? StrongStart is a free, school-based Early Learning Program located at Fruitvale Elementary school. For children aged 0-5 years and their parent/caregiver.  8:30am to 11:30am Monday to Friday following the school[...]
9:00 am Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years)... @ Rossland Summit School
Jun 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rossland StrongStart (0-5 years) - Rossland @ Rossland Summit School | Rossland | British Columbia | Canada
Event Info What is it? Strong Start will be starting up on Monday September 18 at 9 am. Parents will be required to fill out a bit of paperwork on your first day and if[...]
10:00 am National Indigenous People’s Day... @ Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
National Indigenous People’s Day... @ Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
Jun 21 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
National Indigenous People's Day (All Ages) - Rossland @ Rossland Museum & Discovery Centre
Event Info What is it? Drop by the Museum – we’re open by donation all day! Check out our discovery kit about Indigenous basketry of the region, listen to recordings of oral history stories from[...]
11:00 am Books & Babies (0-30 months) -Ro... @ Rossland Library
Books & Babies (0-30 months) -Ro... @ Rossland Library
Jun 21 @ 11:00 am – 11:30 am
Books & Babies (0-30 months) -Rossland @ Rossland Library
What is it? Books and Babies is back at the Rossland Public Library! Join Lynn for stories and songs for your little ones from 11:00am to 11:30am every Friday starting October 22nd! We have been[...]

Family Action Network Newsletter

Stay up to date on what’s happening for families in the Lower Columbia region of beautiful British Columbia. We now have more specific newsletter lists that are tailored towards the different Ages & Stages of your child for you to choose from. Sign up today!

 

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“Working hard to make our region the best place to raise a child.”

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Check Early Check Often

Early Childhood Development Screening for All Children 0-6

The early years (from birth to age 6) are an important time in your child’s life. How your child plays, learns, speaks and acts provides important clues about their development. As a parent or caregiver, you are the ‘expert’ about your child, as you spend the most time with them and understand them. When you know what typical milestones are for a child at a certain age, you have a way to track their development and recognize whether there are any concerns.

The Family Action Network (FAN) has produced this video, featuring the voices of parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders to give information on the importance of checking your child’s development ‘early and often’ through the early years period.

 

Check Early Check Often

Early Childhood Development Screening for All Children 0-6

The early years (from birth to age 6) are an important time in your child’s life. How your child plays, learns, speaks and acts provides important clues about their development. As a parent or caregiver, you are the ‘expert’ about your child, as you spend the most time with them and understand them. When you know what typical milestones are for a child at a certain age, you have a way to track their development and recognize whether there are any concerns.

The Family Action Network (FAN) has produced this video, featuring the voices of parents, early childhood professionals and community leaders to give information on the importance of checking your child’s development ‘early and often’ through the early years period.

 

Ages and Stages Clinic

Come and check your child’s development at an upcoming spring or fall Ages and Stages Clinic. Early childhood professionals are available for free during the event. The spring clinic is drop in, parent led. No appointment necessary.  For more information, call FAN at 1-855-368-3707.

Next Clinic: April 12, 2024 in Trail BC, 9am until 4pm at the Memorial Centre's McIntyre Room

Children develop at their own pace. Information provided here is a guide. If you have concerns about your child’s development, talk to your health care provider, Public Health Nurse or call the Family Action Network at 1-855-368-3707.

Family Action Newsletter

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