Resources – Local New Parents Resources

Vancouver Island Car Seat Technicians

  • Authoritative, caring, detail oriented volunteers who will help you get the information you need to select and install your baby or child’s car seat. Car seats, and safety, are their passion!

Victoria Conservatory of Music – Children’s Programs

  • Let your children discover the joy of music through music programs for infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and older children.  In Early Childhood Music classes, parents join their infants and toddlers for a special time exploring music together.  In Orff classes, children aged 3 and up can move, dance, sing and play instruments, all while developing musical skills and enjoying the company of others their age.

Kids in Victoria & Island Parent Magazine

  • KIV is a fantastic online community for parents and caregivers, with a great classified section and Island Parent Magazine is a monthly publication covering everything an Island parent needs to know!

Chatterblock

  • Updates on great family-friendly events and resources in and around Victoria.

Victoria Mom

  • A local blog.

Twins, Triplets & More

Vancouver Island Multiple Birth Association

  • Are you expecting twins, triplets or more?  Are you wondering what to expect?  What do you need?  VIMBA has been here for families with multiples for over 30 years.

Multiple Birth Canada

  • Multiple Births Canada strives to improve the quality of life for multiple-birth individuals and their families in Canada.

Twins, Triplets and More – UBC

  • A resource guide published by UBC for Multiple Pregnancy and Parenthood

LGBTQ Parenting

Queer Parents

“This is a group for parents in the area of Lekwungen Territory in Victoria, BC who identify as queer, bi, trans, lesbian, gay, two-spirit, genderqueer, or who are otherwise “othered” by their sexual and/or gender diversity. We are here to share knowledge and support one another in raising the next generation of kind & loving members of our communities.”

Queer Mamas*

“Queer Mamas* is a space for queer women, genderqueer, gender expansive, and transgender family members to connect, share, and find community. We are a resource for advice, shared experiences, and a place to find encouragement and support.”

Gender Spectacular

Gender-creative, trans, two-spirit, or non-binary kids grades 7 and under (siblings welcome) – Trans parents/caregivers with children grade 7 and under – Games, activities, resources, coffee/tea, snacks – 2nd Friday of the month, 5:30-7:30 – Quadra Village Community Centre (basement)
Contact: gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com

Support Group for Parents & Families of Trans and Gender Diverse Children and Youth

An opportunity for parents, caregivers, and families with trans and gender diverse children and youth to find support, connection, and learn about resources. *Note: that this support group is intended for adults, not for children and youth* – 3rd Wednesday, 6:30-8:30 – Upside Teen Lounge, Commonwealth Place
Contact: gendercreativetransvictoria@gmail.com

PFLAG (*many families who attend have trans children*)

3rd Sunday (Sept-June), 2pm – St. John the Divine