Child Car Seats Available for Low-Income Families

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Thanks to the generosity of BCAA and United Way (Lower Mainland), low-income families on Cortes Island can apply to receive a free child car seat through the Cortes Community Health Association Family Support Program.
No proof of income is required. According to 2015 census data, many families of young children on Cortes have a household income well below the poverty line. 2015 Median Income for 2 parent families on Cortes Island: $47,616 gross compared to $111,736 BC median. 2015 Median Income for lone-parent families on Cortes Island: $32,683 gross compared to $51,056 BC Median.
To apply for a child car seat for your family, please complete this short application form.

Standard First Aid + CPR-C

TRAINING IS NOW FULL
If you would like to be put on the waitlist to attend this date and/or to hear first about a possible second date at a rate similar to what you would pay in town, please contact cortesfsc@gmail.com

First Aid Training
Standard + CPR-C
June 15 +16
Limited Space Available

-Red Cross First Aid Instructor
-Comprehensive two-day certificate course
-Content meets worker safety requirements
-Saturday 10am – 5pm + Sunday – 9am – 4pm
-At Linnaea Farm Education Centre
-Bring lunch, water and snacks

Course/Materials: $70 Adult / $50 TeenSzene

To register contact: cortesfsc@gmail.com

Mental Health First Aid Training

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If I sprain my ankle, chances are you’ll know what to do.
If I have a panic attack, chances are you won’t.


If you’ve taken an emergency first aid course, you’ve learned the skills needed to help someone experiencing a sudden illness or injury. People can also experience mental health crises, and it is important that more of us know how to provide help.

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) is a training course designed to give health professionals and members 
of the public the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. MHFA is an interactive, 12 hour workshop, offered over 2 days and is being offered to health professionals and members of the public on Cortes Island. It will teach participants to recognize the signs that a person may be developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis and how 
to provide initial help and guide the person to appropriate professional resources.

What you can expect from this course:
– Gain the confidence and skills to engage someone with an emerging mental health problem or in a mental health crisis;
– Greater recognition of mental health problems;
– Decreased stigma; and
– Improved mental health for yourself.

MHFA does not teach participants to become therapists or counsellors. Rather, it provides the skills, knowledge, and attitudes 
that allow someone to offer effective first aid intervention.

Friday, June 7 & Saturday, June 8, 2019
8:30 am to 4:00 pm

Klahoose Multipurpose Building
1790 Tork Road, Squirrel Cove
Cost: FREE

Registration deadline is May 30, 2019. Complete registration form HERE or contact cortesfsc@gmail.com, or call 250-935-8558.