Community Action Toward Children's Health
"Working together for the healthy development of children in their early years in the Central Okanagan."

Upcoming CATCH events

27 Jan 2015 7:00 PM • Rotary Centre, 421 Cawston Avenue, Kelowna
19 Feb 2015 9:30 AM • TBA, Kelowna BC
25 Feb 2015 11:30 AM • Coast Capri Hotel ballroom, 1171 Harvey Avenue, Kelowna, BC
26 Feb 2015 9:00 AM • Siya Room, Westbank First Nation Community Services, 1900 Quail Lane, Westbank

Interior Savings Unplug and Play Week

Free CATCH speaker presentation:

January 27th, 2015

Darren Laur: Internet and Social Media Safety

Public 7 pm evening event

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Professional Development 

(10 am daytime event)

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You will receive a confirmation email if successful.

(As always, these events have no charge, 
donations of baby food or diapers gratefully accepted for the Food Bank)

Unplug and Play Week community schedule is here!  Click the poster below for your own copy.

Free Train the Trainer Workshop: My Dad Matters: Engaging Men Raising the Next Generation

Brian Russell from Dad Central in Ontario will be here on Feb. 19, 2015 to ​present a Train-the-Trainer workshop based on a brand new community development toolkit called My Dad Matters: Engaging Men Raising the Next Generation.

Workshop details:

  • February 19, 2015 - from 9:30 am - 4:30 pm.
  • Venue to be announced.
  • Free, CATCH will be covering all costs for this training.
  • Lunch will be provided.
  • You will receive a free hard copy of the tool kit at the training.

The training event will:

  • Guide you in developing a Father Involvement action plan that you can begin to implement immediately.

  • Provide an overview of issues facing fathers today.

  • Offer opportunity to build a community-wide Father Involvement strategy.

  • Provide tools you can use to assess your work with fathers on an on-going basis.

  • Highlight best practices and effective measures for reaching men.

  • Offer resources available through Dad Central, My Dad Matters, BC Father Involvement Network, and the BC Council for Families.

  • Increase your awareness of other programs and services currently available to fathers.

About the trainer:

Brian Russell is the Provincial Coordinator for Dad Central Ontario, which is devoted to promoting responsible father involvement in Ontario and has acted as a catalyst for other provinces and territories within Canada to form their own regional father initiatives.

Brian Russell Professional Development workshop

Saw us in Okanagan Parent Magazine? 

Try your luck with this Kids and Technology Quiz:

State of the Child Report:Central Okanagan 2013

2014 update one page infographic is now available.  Click the image below for the poster.


What makes your neighbourhood good for young children (ages 0-6)?

Is there a great park in your neighbourhood that you and your young children enjoy? Is there a special pathway or bench, meeting place or café that is special to your family? Are there events in your neighbourhood that bring young children and their families together? If you have an example or a story to share, we want to hear from you. We are collecting and showcasing stories to demonstrate the livability of our community for young children. Whether your neighbourhood is older or brand new, in the country or downtown, single or multi-family, or anything in between, we want to hear your story. If you want to share your experiences, your stories, or your favourite places within your neighbourhood, post them here or contact Eve at 250-863-9532, or 




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