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You have the power to influence a child's life through giving. Funds directly benefit children and youth with diverse abilities and their families in the Fraser Valley.

 

The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre (FVCDC) was founded in 1982 and is a fully accredited, registered charity governed by a volunteer board of directors. We provide opportunities and services which enhance the quality of life for children with diverse abilities and their families, supporting over 3,600 children and youth in the Fraser Valley per year.

 

The Child and Family Resource Program

Support is provided through four areas: Family Support - Family coaching (parenting/counselling), Loan Cupboard/Equipment and Family Access for barrier-free participation which includes support for families with barriers that affect their ability to access FVCDC programming or other child development specialty services. Support includes gas cards, bus tickets, cab fares and interpretation services provided through our family emergency fund.


The Family Emergency Fund

The Fraser Valley Child Development Centre expanded its Family Emergency Fund to include grocery gift cards due to the Covid-19 pandemic and concrete support needs such as grocery and gas cards, clothing, personal and medical supplies, and children’s toys due to the flooding that occurred in Fraser East. We are grateful to acknowledge the partners who helped us expand our emergency fund to provide disaster relief and support families affected by the flooding. 


The Abbotsford Community Foundation, University of the Fraser Valley, and the Abbotsford Chamber of Commerce to support families in Abbotsford affected by flooding through the Abbotsford Disaster Relief Fund.


The United Way British Columbia to support families in Fraser East affected by flooding through United Way’s BC Emergent Response and Recovery Fund.

 

 

Why we need your support

With the provision of more services we can reach more children with diverse abilities. The areas of priority with your support are:

EARLY INTERVENTION THERAPY

Early identification with supporting families

Need: Large caseload of children 0-5 years needing early intervention.

Your support will:  Enhance the ability to reach more children and group therapy interventions.

THE CALM CURRICULUM

Helping children to learn

Need: High numbers of referral of children with social emotional support needs.

Your support will:  Enhance the provision of the CALM groups for children pre-school to grade 3.

FAMILY SUPPORT

Coaching & Supporting families

Need: Families today are more complex; often with financial barriers and stressors.

Your support will: Give families direct support and help provide resources for families in need.

Legacy Dollars - Building for a future

Your support will: help us to expand services and facilities for the children and families of the Fraser Valley.

 WE BELIEVE

At FVCDC we believe in our organization. We believe in the great work we do, the great people who work here, and mostly the children and families we support. We invest in our organisation in many ways but in this case, with our payroll donations. Since 2010, FVCDC staff and board members have generously donated over $75,000 through the annual payroll campaign in support of the services provided by our centre.

THANK YOU

Most non profits excel simply because their community cares. We are thankful for our friends who have volunteered their time; donated generously to financially support our services; and those who have participated at our annual events. Our corporate and community partners - business, government agencies, services clubs, and individuals, generously support the sustainability of our services. With this support and commitment we are "Helping Kids Shine" and we can:

Reach more children with developmental needs;
Provide the best quality of care for children with abilities;
Build upon resources and adapted equipment to support a child's growth and development;
Build the capacity in the way our community cares for all children.