May is Child Care Month
We recognize and celebrate the hard work, dedication, care and love from our Educators. With Gratitude, Respect and Love for all the Educators at Frog Hollow Neighbourhood House, ANHBC and across the world!
May is a special month for children and families in British Columbia because it’s when we celebrate Child Care Month. It’s a time to recognize and appreciate the vital role that high-quality child care plays in our communities
Child Care Month was first proclaimed by the BC government in 1992, and since then, it has become an annual tradition. The Child Care Provider Appreciation Day, which is observed annually on the 2nd Friday in May, is also celebrated throughout the month of May, providing an opportunity for us to acknowledge the significant role our hardworking Child Care Educators play, as they go above and beyond to provide children with personalized support and opportunities.
Throughout the month, we take the time to acknowledge the tireless work of child care providers, educators, and advocates who support families and ensure that children have access to safe, nurturing, and enriching environments in which to learn and grow.
So whether you’re a parent, a child care provider, or simply someone who cares about the well-being of children and families in our community, we invite you to join us in celebrating Child Care Month and all the wonderful work that’s being done to support our youngest ones.
Waacus Salee Frog Spirit Initiative
Started as a partnership project in 2019, Waacus Salee Frog Spirit Project is dedicated to building bridges between cultures & people through the lens of Indigenous principles and leadership. Anchored in Waacus Salee Frog Spirit’s vision, we continue to find ways to adopt Indigenous approaches to our programming and promote cultural understanding and sharing. We will continue creating space within the community to dialogue on decolonization and the importance of connecting with the land. Learn more>>
Recent update on Waacus Salee:
A multi-year collaboration project, “Belonging in Unceded Territory” with the Centre on Migration Studies of UBC, AMSSA and ISSofBC. Learn more >>
About Coronavirus Disease (COVID 19)
A new coronavirus is the cause of an outbreak of respiratory infections, now known as COVID-19. The number of cases worldwide is changing quickly. We want to inform you about how we are protecting the health and safety of our participants, staff and local community. We are working diligently to mitigate any potential impact to our programs and services, realizing that many in our community rely our programs and services every day.
British Columbia’s health system has activated an advanced response plan to contain and manage COVID-19. We are acting upon information and recommendations from reliable and knowledgeable sources, including the Office of the Provincial Health Officer, Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health, BC Centre for Disease Control and Public Health Agency of Canada.
please stay safe and follow the guidelines provided by the above sources for the prevention of spreading covid-19.
For more information on COVID-19:
Our Statement on Anti-racism
Frog Hollow is committed to fighting for social justice and, especially with the egregious examples of racism that have been appearing in Canada, the US and around the world, we stand together with those suffering from racism. The Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC (ANHBC), of which Frog Hollow is part, has prepared the attached anti-racism statement and support it. We need to work harder every day to counter racism at individual and systemic levels, in all aspects of our lives.
The following statement is a prelude by ANHBC to the anti-racism statement:
“On behalf of the Association of Neighbourhood Houses of BC Board of Directors and Senior Leadership Team. As an organization that has navigated over 125 years of Canadian history, we recognize the importance of standing in solidarity with our community members fighting for their rights, and the rights of others.
We commit to looking at our complicity in the oppression of Indigenous people as part of our own 125 year old story, and to change the practices and policies built from colonization that we continue to benefit from today.”
Our Statement on the Discovery at Tk’emlups te Secwepemc First Nation
The discovery of 215 children’s bodies on the grounds of Kamloops Indian Residential School is both heartbreaking and shameful. The impact of this news is being deeply felt across ANHBC—in our houses, camps and in the communities we belong to. There are no words that feel appropriate for the pain and suffering of affected families and their communities and of residential school survivors broadly, particularly when their lives and futures have been so horrifically altered. And although it isn’t enough, our thoughts and hearts are with Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation, and all Indigenous communities across Canada.
Please click here to read the complete statement
COVID-19 Financial Supports
Follow the link below to access up-to-date information on financial resources available.
Frames Film Program
Programs & Services
Drive Youth Employment Services
Community Connections Blog