Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program

Aboriginal Supported Child Development (ASCD) is a Provincial program, funded by the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD) that is designed to specifically meet the needs of children with special needs. ASCD recognizes that inclusion and providing intervention and support in child care settings during the early stages of development is important. ASCD programs are developed with cultural values, beliefs and traditions in mind.


Aboriginal children newborn up to and including age twelve who require extra support in a child care setting due to a development delay or disability in one of four areas:

  • physical
  • cognitive
  • communication
  • social/emotional/behavioral


Families can include birth, extended, adopted and foster families. Aboriginal families can be living on or off reserve. There is no cost for this service.


  • Headstart programs and Preschool settings
  • Group child care, Family child care or Out of School care


  • Support and consultation to the family and childcare program
  • Short-term or partial additional staffing to support the child in their centre
  • One-to-one or shared support in the Childcare Centre


  • assistance in finding child care
  • support and consultation with families and child care programs
  • individual planning
  • training and support for families and childcare providers
  • assistance accessing other community resources
  • development screening and assessment at the request of the family
  • toy and equipment lending library.

Additional Information

For more information call Annette or Maylene at (250) 286-3430:

Annette Vivier @ extension 132
Maylene Inrig @ extension 131

Address / Contact Info

Laichwiltach Family Life Society
441 4th Ave Campbell River, BCV9W 3W7
Contact name: Annette Vivier

Phone Numbers

Phone : (250) 286-3430 ext. 132
Toll-free : 1-877-777-8222
Fax : (250) 286-3483

Hours of Operation

Regular hours: Mon-Fri, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM; Closed weekends and Stat holidays.

Web Links

Location Map

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Aboriginal Infant Development Program Services Provides culturally sensitive support for Aboriginal families and infants who are at risk or have developmental delays.
Aboriginal Speech/Language Therapy Program The speech / language pathologist at Laichwiltach Family Life Society provides services to aboriginal children from birth to school entry (0-5 years).
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Family Support Program Provides support, assistance, and advocacy services to people of Aboriginal ancestry and their families.
Family Therapy Program The Family Therapy Service provides holistic and client centered counselling to children, youth, adults, couples, and families. Service is provided to people of Aboriginal descent and their families in Campbell River and Comox Valley.
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Little Fry Group Care and Toddler Centre Program Licensed daycare for Toddlers 18 to 36 months and Group Care for children 30 months to school age.
Occupational Therapy Program Occupational therapists work with children to target problem areas through playful interactions, grading the activities so that the child can succeed. Treatment is geared toward increase in social participation, self-regulation and motor skilled acquisition.
Rekindling the Spirit of Our Elders Program The Elders Program is open designed to help reduce feelings of isolation; it is open to status, non-status and Métis people.
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This program was last updated on 08 Nov 2015.