This Saturday-morning program with facilitator Matt features special dad times either together as a group or one-on-one upon request. Call us at LRCA to register: 250-245-3079.
What is the Purpose of the Program?
To offer dads a chance to practice new ways of relating to their children, to meet other new dads, and to share information about fathering and parenting in a very low-pressure format.
What are the vision and assumptions informing the Program?
The Dads' Drop-in Program was started in the belief that skilled father involvement improves outcomes for children, and provides valuable support for mothers, whatever the relationship between mother and father currently is.
We believe that fathers can learn the skills needed to nurture their children effectively, and that a father’s interaction with a child often has a different style that is complementary to the style of care a mother gives.
Who Sponsors and Funds the Program?
The Ladysmith Dads' Drop-in Program is funded by the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association, the Town of Ladysmith Grants-In-Aid, Province of BC Gaming and the United Way. The LRCA is very grateful for their support.
It all began early in 1992 at a meeting of the Ladysmith Inter-Agency Liaison Committee, a group of representatives from the government-mandated agencies formed in the early 1970s to maximize cooperation among the agencies while minimizing the duplication of services.
In 1992, this group pooled some of their own money and decided to form a non-profit association to try to deal with these recurring situations. This became the foundation of the Ladysmith Resources Centre Association.
Read more about our history HERE (PDF).