South Vancouver Island Each child is a special gift from the Creator. The Aboriginal Infant Development
Aboriginal Infant Program’s Mission is to honor this gift by supporting the development of
Aboriginal children within the context of family, community, and culture, and by
Development Program offering access to culturally appropriate early intervention programming.
The first three years of life are the Program at a Glance
most important time in a child’s growth The AIDP supports families by offering:
and development. Sometimes babies • Home visits.
need extra support during the early • Activity planning to support infant growth
years. and development.
The Aboriginal Infant Development Aboriginal Infant Development • Developmental screening and
Program (AIDP) works with families in Program is: assessment.
respectful ways to support families • culturally sensitive • Resource information.
• voluntary and family centered • Referrals to community agencies and
and their infants through their early
• for children birth to 3 years health services as needed.
• Service coordination to support
AIDP provides support to families
where there is a child from birth to age
• A lending library that includes books,
three years who is showing develop-
videos, and toys.
mental delays or is at risk of develop-
mental concerns. For these children, The AIDP supports communities by offering
intervention and support can be the • Parenting talks.
most effective when it is begun as • And by participating in or implementing
early as possible. local play groups.
South Vancouver Island South Vancouver Island
Aboriginal Infant Develop- Aboriginal Infant Development Pro-
The South Vancouver Island Aboriginal
Infant Development Program serves
Aboriginal families from across the region
who have children from birth to three
years of age.
In these early years children bond with
others, they learn how to communicate
and they learn how to explore their
Contact the AIDP if you would like to
know more about: The South Vancouver Island Aboriginal
Infant Development Program is funded by VICTORIA NATIVE
• Parenting ideas the Ministry for Children and Family FRIENDSHIP CENTRE
• Your child’s development Development and administered by the
• Play and learning Victoria Native Friendship Centre. The
• Challenging behaviour program is also guided by a Local Over 33 years of
• Support for a child with special needs Advisory Committee made up of
• Community resources representatives from all the First Nations Victoria
and Urban Aboriginal communities in the
231 Regina Ave. South Vancouver Island
Victoria BC, V8Z 1J6
Phone: 250-384-3211 Development
Every child is a unique Fax: 250-384-1586 Program
gift from the Creator.
Logo Created and Donated by Leslie McGarry, Culture
& Community Relations
– United Way Member Agency –