FVCDC COVID-19 RESPONSE

To continue to support our clients under direction from the Provincial Health Officer, FVCDC developed a COVID response.  Aligned with the BC government’s restart plan, FVCDC’s COVID response is a phased approach to gradually and safely reintroduce in-person services for our clients. 

On June 15 we began Phase 2. Health and safety remain at the forefront. During Phase 2, a small number of in-person services are being provided in our Abbotsford and Chilliwack offices, and in safe, outdoor spaces where physical distancing can be maintained.  The majority of our services will continue to be delivered virtually and by phone.  Please see the occupational Health and Safety Plan below.

COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Plan

It is important for children, youth, and their families to stay connected in this unprecedented time. We are committed to supporting connection in creative ways tailored for each family and community. In response to COVID-19 we are adapting services in the following ways:

Health and safety remain at the forefront, a small number of in-person services are being provided in our Abbotsford and Chilliwack offices, and in safe, outdoor spaces where physical distancing can be maintained. The majority of our services will continue to be delivered virtually and by phone. Rigorous safety measures are in place and will be monitored and evaluated as we continue to follow Provincial Health Officer and WorkSafeBC guidelines. If you are contacted about a potential in-person visit, your consultant or therapist will talk with you in advance about what you can expect when attending an appointment in person.

Infant Development, Supported Child Development, and Infant/Child Development

  • Our staff are providing consultation via phone and technology platforms for families, daycares, pediatric specialists, and schools
  • Program Support Workers are delivering childcare for essential service providers, with rigorous measures in place to protect the safety of clients and staff
  • Our staff are creating online resources for parents and Early Years groups
  • A small number of in-person services are being provided

Family Services: Clinical Counselling, Key Worker, and Family Enrichment

  • We offer therapeutic counselling by phone, at adjusted hours, to support families in crisis
  • Our Key Workers connect with families by phone and provide online education to schools
  • Our Behavioural Interventionists are supporting families via technology platforms
  • A small number of in-person services are being provided

Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, and Speech Language Therapy

  • Our Occupational Therapists and Physiotherapists are supporting families, schools, and community agencies by phone and via email and virtual platforms
  • Our Speech Language Pathologists and Assistants are providing many services virtually and by phone, and resources for families at home. We are working to find ways to deliver full assessments online
  • A small number of in-person services are being provided

We thank you for your patience in these unprecedented times. We look forward to seeing you again.

If you have any questions, concerns, or require more information about service delivery please contact the relevant Department Head listed below. 

SERVICE CONTACT INFORMATION
Infant and Child Development

Stacey Barfoot sbarfoot@fvcdc.org or
Kiran Sidhu ksidhu@fvcdc.org

Family Services Wendy Bruzzese wbruzzese@fvcdc.org
Occupational Therapy

Erwin Schellingerhout eschellingerhout@fvcdc.org

Speech Language Therapy Lauren Pegg lpegg@fvcdc.org
Physiotherapy Yvette Jollet yjollet@fvcdc.org

If you have any general questions please reach out to info@fvcdc.org

Useful Websites:

BC Ministry of Health
BC Centre for Disease Control