Healthy children

School Active Travel Planning

The School Active Travel Planning program seeks to encourage and promote walking and cycling to school.

Here is a list of free information, tools, and resources to help you raise happy, healthy, and active children.

Vancouver Coastal Health

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) offers a wide range of heath services for infants, children, and youth - along with their families and caregivers. They also offer services for parents, including postpartum support.

BC Ministry of Health

The Province of BC's "Best Chance" website is filled with up-to-date and practical information, useful tools, and resources, for women, expectant parents, and families with babies and toddlers up to three years old.

Healthy Families BC

Healthy Families BC is the province's online resource for health and wellness information. The site will give you the necessary tools and information to help you make better choices when it comes to managing your - and your family's - health.

HealthLink BC

The province's HealthLink BC website helps teens - and parents of children and teens - to learn more about topics that affect their health and well-being.

Active & Safe Routes to School

Walking and cycling to school is part of a healthy lifestyle. It is good for the environment and it makes children happier. Active & Safe Routes to School promotes and celebrates children's active school travel in Canada.

VPL Kids

The Vancouver Public Library has one of the largest collections of materials specifically for children and families in BC.

Find the help you need

BC211 BC211

BC211's "Redbook" is a complete online directory of programs and services in the Vancouver area for parents and children.

Red Book Online

Need help finding childcare?

westcoast-childcare-resourcesWestcoast Child Care Resource Centre

The Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre keeps online listings of all of the licensed, registered childcare facilities in the city.

Get the childcare list