Love & Limits — Monthly Parent Discussion Group

This is the first meeting of our Cortes monthly parenting discussion group.

Saturday October 14
Manson’s Hall
10:30am – 12:00pm
Please RSVP for childcare by donation at or 935-8558.

Dayna Davis will facilitate discussion based on questions and interests of those in attendance. Some possible areas of focus may be be discipline, screen time, play, bedtime and eating challenges, anxiety and bullying.

During this first meeting we will choose topics for subsequent meetings throughout the fall and winter.

Dayna Davis has 30 years experience working with children. She has been offering Love and Limits parenting classes for 3 years and is a student in the Facilitation Training Program at The Neufeld institiute. She brings an attachment / developmental based approach to parenting and working with children.

Sponsored by Cortes Family Support SCCA and Success by Six.

Household Disaster Preparedness

The more that residents can take care of themselves after a major emergency, the more that resources can be directed to restoring services. Learn how to help yourself, your family, your co-workers and your neighbours in the first week and beyond following a disaster.

Presented by Shaun Koopman, Strathcona Regional District Emergency Services Coordinator

Friday, September 15
Pioneer Room, Manson’s Hall

Free. Space is limited. Please pre-register.
RSVP for childcare by donation.

2017 Wellness Fair ~ Thursday, May 25

Wellness Fair
Thursday, May 25
12:30 – 3:00
Manson’s Hall

Tobacco & Vapour Reduction
Speech Language 0 – 6yo
Dental Screening Pre-Natal – 3yo
Developmental Info 0 – 12yo
3yo & 5yo Vision Screening
5yo Hearing Screening
Women’s Resources
Ambulance Tour
Cortes and SRD Emergency Social Services

For more info or to book a free table for your wellness service or product,

Lunch Talk – Including All Kids in Play


Some kids need more help than others to show up as their best selves in programs, play & recreation – sometimes appearing withdrawn or reluctant,  sometimes appearing to ‘act out’.   Join Quadra Island’s Maureen Fox for practical and proven tools and tips to include all kids in play.

Maureen Fox has worked as a Speech/Language Pathologist, an educator, and a consultant for people with neurological differences for the past 25 years.  Her passion is sharing information about the brain’s role in how we learn and grow – so that communities can celebrate diversity and find ways to support all people to reach their potential.

Friday, May 12th, 11:00 – 1:00
Pioneer Room, Mansons Hall
Bring your own lunch. 

For parents and anyone who cares for or works with children.
For more info or to RSVP for childcare contact CCHA Family Support Program:

***Also check out the CCHA’s Every Child Fund which helps to provide extra adult support for Cortes kids to attend on-island programs.

First Aid Trainings on Cortes

CCHA Family Support Program is bringing an instructor from St. John’s Ambulance to Cortes to provide First Aid training to Islanders. 

Saturday, May 6 – 2-hr non-certificate session for parents, childcare (by RSVP) will be available.

Sunday, May 7 – 9-hr certificate training which meets Canada Labour Code basic first aid requirements.

**PLEASE RSVP ASAP to ensure we have enough people to run these trainings. **

More details below.


Emergency First Aid – Community Care Certificate
Sunday, May 7, 10:30am – 7:30pm
Manson’s Hall
Cost: $120
Please register as soon as possible.


Emergency First Aid – Community Care Certificate

This fast paced one-day (9 hour) certificate course meets first aid requirements under the Ministry of Health – Community Care Licensing Branch, Canada Labour Code Basic First Aid Emergency First Aid Community Care and is suitable for anyone who provides care for infants, children and/or adults including licensed adult residential care and child care workers, federal government employees, home care providers, coaches, spectators at any amateur sporting event, parents and grandparents.

Course contents include:
• roles & responsibilities
• management of an unresponsive casualty
• management of a responsive casualty with head/spinal injuries
• adult, child, and infant resuscitation including 1 rescuer CPR and first aid for choking
• introduction to automated external defibrillation (AED)
• severe bleeding
• medical conditions
• eye injuries
• poisons
• burns
• heat and cold injuries
• secondary survey
• bone and joint injuries
• dental emergencies
• written exam


Save That Child Presentation
Saturday, May 6 – 5:30- 7:30pm
Presentation in Pioneer Room, Manson’s Hall
Childminding in Main Hall
Suggested donation $10 + $5/child for childminding.
No one turned away for lack of funds.
Please pre-register for childminding.


Save That Child Presentation

Child injuries require timely action, and the majority of child injuries result from accidents in the home.

This shortened version of the 4 hour Save That Child course is a presentation that is great for parents, grandparents, and others who care for infants or children in an informal capacity.

This non certificate presentation stresses accident prevention while also touching on first aid skills.

Learn how to effectively prevent, recognize, and respond to child emergencies in a casual and social setting.

Topics include:
• Roles and responsibilities
• Preventing childhood emergencies
• Emergency scene management
• Child and infant resuscitation (CPR and choking)
• Fever emergencies, dehydration and convulsions
• Burns
• Wounds and bleeding
• Poisons
• Concussion injuries


Please RSVP ASAP at