Early Years Healthy Start Fairs

Some good news for Nanaimo and area families during this difficult time:

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Families:

The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership is committed to keeping our families safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result we are hosting our next Early Years Healthy Start Fair virtually on the Zoom platform on October 19th, and we are happy to invite you to come!

The first 100 participants will receive a $10 grocery gift card! (Please note: to qualify for the gift card you must live in the Greater Nanaimo area) Registration is required, but it's easy, to register please email: nanaimoearlyyears@telus.net 

In the meantime, we have been working very hard to connect Nanaimo and area families with the awesome resources and services that are available to them at this time and invite you to check out our constantly updated Resources and Services portal for more information. 

All parents and caregivers have questions when it comes to the health and wellness of their children, but with so much information available it can be overwhelming to find the answers you need. 

To help point you in the right direction, the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership (GNEYP) is proud to host Early Years Healthy Start Fairs. Our fairs are a fantastic one-stop-shop for families with children age 0-6. At all our fairs you can meet and connect with local agencies and organizations to learn more about how they can support you in raising your children. 

While you are learning and having your questions answered by our community partners, your child can participate in a variety of fun activities and games, that will introduce them to healthy habits in a positive space. 

These FREE drop in events feature games, snacks, giveaways, activities and stories, along with opportunities for vision screening and immunizations. You can also find a wealth of information on family resources, community programs and much more. 

For more information, check out Children's Health Foundation CEO blog: Improving access to health care in Nanaimo highlighting our fairs & the amazing work that is being done!

Join us at our next Early Years Healthy Start fairs:

Monday October 19th on Zoom 

Thursday November 19th on Zoom

please see our resources and services portal to check what's available for you at this time

Feb. 4, 2021, Thursday, 4-7pm @ Woodgrove Centre, 6631 Island Highway, Nanaimo,

To Be Announced March 2021

Click or tap on our short video below to get a taste of some of the excellent FREE resources available to you and your family.

The Early Years Healthy Start Fairs are hosted by the Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership with funding support offered by Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island, Success By 6, Children First and our newest partner, Coastal Community Credit Union.  For the most up to date information on upcoming fairs check back on this page or follow us on social media.

Download a PDF version of the generic poster above HERE

Download a PDF of the Virtual Fair poster for October 19th and November 19th HERE

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