Family Centres

“Managing Money”: a workshop for parents of young children

“Managing Money”: a workshop for parents of young children on Tuesday, January 30.  9:30-11:30 with Christine Tyers, branch manager and Clare Watson, financial service advisor from Kootenay Savings.  

  • Learn about successful budgeting,
  • the idea of needs vs. wants,
  • saving for your child’s education,
  • options for goal-setting, saving and more! 

At the Kaslo Family Centre.  Childcare provided.  Registration required. 

Family Centres holiday closures

Kaslo Family Centre:

  • The evening Strong Start Parent and Child Time program in Kaslo will be closed on Tuesday, December 19th due to a school closure. 
  • Last Strong Start Parent & Child Time in Kaslo before holiday closure is Wednesday December 20th from 8:45 to 11:45.
  • The Kaslo Family Centre holiday party will be held on Wednesday, December 20th from 8:45-11:45 am. Join us for festive crafts, songs and a story! Please bring a snack to share if you are able to, along with an ingredients list. 

Making a Will: a FREE workshop for parents with Tom Humphries

Tuesday, January 16th from 9:30-11:30 at the Kaslo Family Centre. Registration is required.

Protect and plan for your child’s future.  Bring your questions! 

Childcare provided.   

Contact Barb Cyr at 250-353-7691 or   

Offered by North Kootenay Lake Community Services Society and proudly supported by Columbia Basin Trust.

Selkirk College instructor visiting Kaslo Family Centre

Jenn Lucke will be visiting the Kaslo Family Centre on Wednesday, December 6th during the Strong Start program. She is the Adult Upgrading Instructor at the Selkirk College in Kaslo.  Information about Adult Upgrading opportunities in Kaslo will be available, including pamphlets about upgrading, as well as information about other Selkirk programs.

In addition, there will be the opportunity to fill in a short survey looking to see if there are any courses that Jenn can help with and the potential to have a class with parents and their children at the Family Centre location.

Christmas Hampers

Applications for Holiday Hampers are due by 3 pm on Thursday December 7th.  You can pick up and drop off applications at: the NKLCSS office at 336 B Avenue; Kaslo Food Hub, 500 4th Street (basement of St. Andrew’s Heritage Hall – entrance off alley); Kaslo Family Centre in JVH School; or the Meadow Creek Family Centre in Jewett School.  You can also download and print the application.

Kaslo Family Centre closures

Strong Start Parent and Child Time (SSPACT) will be closed on Monday, November 13th for the Remembrance Day statutory holiday.

On Wednesday, November 15th SSPACT will close at 11:00 am for a staff training event.

Heather from Child Care Resource and Referral will be visiting us on Wednesday, November 15th from 9:00 - 11:00 am. Come meet Heather to borrow toys or resources, or to discuss your childcare needs.


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