March 1 - April 2 - I Spy the Alphabet community event
Visit various businesses in Downtown Quesnel (14 letters), West Quesnel (6 letters), and South Quesnel (6 letters) to find upper- and lower- case wooden letters. Scan the QR code and enter your child’s name, phone number, age and a selfie with the letter(s) you find for a chance to win!
February 2024 - ERASE Parent Sessions on Youth Substance Use
The Ministry of Education and Child Care, in partnership with adolescent Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Hayley Watson, will be hosting free virtual sessions on youth substance use for parents/guardians, caregivers and caring adults. Dr. Watson will provide valuable insights, practical tips, and resources to equip participants with the tools needed to guide their children and youth toward making positive choices when it comes to substance use.
Key Takeaways for Participants:
- Learn why children/teenagers are drawn to substances.
- Understand what causes and maintains substance use disorder and needs.
- Increase your child’s ability to make positive choices about substances.
- Acquire practical conversation tools for discussing substances in the home
Session dates include:
ERASE Family Sessions
The Ministry of Education and Child Care ERASE (Expect Respect & A Safe Education) Program is hosting a free online education sessions for families.
The Establishing Safe, Caring, & Respectful Digital Communities session is recommended for Parents/Caregivers/Grandparents and youth aged 10 and up as a way to facilitate the conversation of safe and caring use of technology at home and in the community.
Available training dates include:
Youth 4 Youth Contest
Northern Health's Youth 4 Youth Campaign is aiming to encourage talking about ways you support mental wellness. The campaign includes a chance to win Apple AirPods! Follow the link for contest details. Deadline is November 10.