kid stuff super swap

Kid Stuff Super Swap

Buy, Sell, Trade, Free Swap
Tuesday, December 7th
3 – 4pm at Mansons Hall

If you’d prefer gently loved items for the littles on your holiday list
If your big kids have things they’re ready to pass along…. for a small fee
If you have a pile of kid stuff you’ve been hoping to take to the free store
If you just want to peruse the free tables

Children’s clothes, books, toys and gear

Childminding in the playground by donation.

Drop off Free Stuff in the Pioneer Room between 2-3pm
Main Hall Table set up 2:30pm

To book your table, fill out the form below.

Holiday Smiles 2021

Help make this holiday season merry and bright for Cortes kids from low-income families!

Here are two ways to help make the holidays magical:

1. Make a tax deductible donation to the CCHA Holiday Smiles Fund. Donations can be made online, by cheque, or by e-transfer. 100% of your financial donation goes toward holidays gifts for children. Tax receipt for donations $20+. See details below.

2. Nominate a family (your family, your friend, your neighbour). Nominations are made anonymously through an online form. Confidentiality and anonymity are carefully guarded. Parents choose how to present the gifts to their children.
Just fill out the nomination form!

Donate securely online 
Choose Holiday Smile for Cortes Kids from the drop-down menu.

Write a cheque to:
Cortes Community Health Association
Note: Holiday Smiles Fund
Send to: Box 59
Manson’s Landing, BC
V0P 1K0

Send an e-transfer to:
*Note Holiday Smiles Fund in your message.

Thank you Cortes!

Parenting By Connection with Hayley Newell

Join Registered Therapeutic Counsellor Hayley Newell for a six week online parenting group exploring Hand in Hand parenting.
Wednesday Evenings on Zoom
February 24 – March 31
This approach, Parenting by Connection, focuses on building a strong parent-child connection. Research shows that regardless of background, a close parent-child connection throughout childhood and beyond is the strongest factor in preventing a variety of health and social problems.
Hand in Hand Parenting offers insight and practical strategies to the important work of raising healthy children. Helping children feel connected and joyful sets a foundation for building a better future. During our time together, we’ll explore some of the main Hand In Hand Parenting tools and strategies, including:
1) Special Time
2) How children’s emotions work
3) How to deal with tantrums
4) Healing Fears
5) Setting limits
… and more.
Attendance of the first session is foundational to the rest of the series as listening partners will be assigned (optional, but highly recommended). This is a valuable aspect of the course and will help support you over the six weeks and potentially beyond.
Hayley will be offering short one-on-one sessions to each participant to go deeper and address your most pressing challenges.
Hayley Newell  is a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor. Her therapeutic influences include Somatic Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Play Therapy, Nervous Systems Education and Clowning. Hayley taught at Cortes Island Playschool for a number of years and she has a private counselling practice online and on island.
Listen to Hayley on past FolkU Friday Cortes Radio Podcast Episodes –
Wednesday Evenings on Zoom
February 24 – March 31

Offered by the CCHA Family Support Program with the financial support of the province of British Columbia. 

We are grateful to be living and offering these programs in the ancestral and unceded territories of the Klahoose, Tla'amin, and Homalco nations.