Mother speaking to her daughter
January 5, 2022

After almost two years of living in a pandemic, research is showing record high levels of stress and anxiety in nearly all populations, including school-aged children. With another delayed return to school amid ongoing COVID-19 concerns, parents and caregivers are being encouraged to help...

Family making holiday cookies together
December 20, 2021

This holiday season many were looking forward to finally embracing the opportunity to gather with friends, family, and loved ones in celebration – especially after last year’s social gathering restrictions limited in-person get togethers. But with the rapid spread of the Omicron variant, BC’s...

Child receiving vaccine
December 7, 2021

After months of anticipation, BC children aged 5 to 11 are now able to receive their COVID-19 vaccination. While one-third of all eligible children have already been registered, some families are still hesitant, taking a wait-and-see approach. Here’s what parents and caregivers should know about...

Get Your Flu Shot
October 26, 2021

With the province in for what’s predicted to be a bad flu season, British Columbians are strongly encouraged to protect themselves and those around them by getting a flu shot – in fact this year it’s more vital than ever.

The public health measures put in place last year to protect us...

Wearing a mask on public transit
October 7, 2021

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, a significant percentage of the population has experienced feelings of anxiety and depression. One poll by Mental Health Research Canada (MHRC) showed that two-in-ten Canadians have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder or depression and overall, anxiety...