Dragonfly News

Thank You!!! 

A big thank you goes out to Island Savings for their continued support of Family Programs at Dragonfly. We were the lucky recipients of the GIFT (Growing Island Families Together) initiative. Check out Dragonfly’s free programs:  Parents and Babes, Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers and Dad n Me Pancake Breakfast. Watch for information about community and parent education and please contact us if you require child care.




Nu to Yu is a huge supporter of Dragonfly.  Thank you for subsidizing the recent Goddess Camp – a camp for girls 8 to 11 that was held over the spring break.  Also thank you for your aid in replacing our lighting system.  The financial contributions to Dragonfly help support families on Pender.





Enhancing Resiliency

September 30th 2018 9:30am - 4:00pm

Poets Cove Ballroom 9801 Spalding Rd

$50 Per participant/ $75 per couple 

Buffet Lunch and Snacks included

Dr. Lapointe is a registered psychologist and author of Discipline without Damage: How to get your kids to behave without messing them up, a regularly invited media guest and contributor, educator and a consultant to research projects and various organizations promoting emotional health and development.  She is known for bringing a sense of nurturing understanding and humility to all of her work.



Vegan Baking Workshop

Come learn to bake in a veagan way with friends!  Workshop led By Erin Pauch

Dec 19th 6pm to 7:30pm

Held at Dragonfly Centre  5714 Canal Rd

Please Register by December 12th at dragonflyfamilycentre@yahoo.ca


10$ per Person

(if this poses a challenge please contact Dragonfly in confidence)

This parent education workshop series is supported by the Dragonfly Family Centre and the United Way

Family Forest Program

Come join us on a family forest adventure, where we encourage connection and growth through nature, adventure and exploratory play.

Families will come together outside in nature at various Pender Island locations to celebrate our connections to each other and the world around us. Observing and sharing our individual gifts, participants will be encouraged to deepen learning through a wide range of confidence boosting and family team building activities.

Lets encourage natural wonder and potential. This is time to connect with ourselves, our families and nature.

Parenting on the Edge

Parenting on the Edge

Free Workshop for Parents of Young Children

Lunch and Limited Childcare included

Developed and Presented by Cindy Clark Med.

Parenting on the Edge speaks to those moments when we have reactions to our children that have the potential to cause emotional harm to our child, to our self, and to our relationship.  We invite you to spend an afternoon of nourishment and caring as we weave our way through some challenging parenting moments.


Saturday April 29th, 2017

Dragonfly Child Care and Family Centre

My Tween and Me

My Tween and Me parenting program will open your eyes to all the ways you can continue to influence your pre0teen's choices, values and goals.  This interactive program will give you keys to prevent risky behaviour by helping you discover your own skills and strengths as a parent.


Held Tuesdays ( and one Saturday) 6pm to 8pm

April 4th to 25th ( Sat April 22nd 10-2)

Dragonfly Centre

This program is also possible thanks to partial funding from BC Council of Families

Nobodies Perfect Parenting Course

Nobodies Perfect Parenting Course

Success x 6 and Pender Island Child Care Society is helping fund a 6 week program for parents with children ages 0-6. Nobodies Perfect Parenting will be facilitated by trained leaders, Carole Nicholson and Sarah Conley. Topics are determined by parents in a learner-centred approach. A nutritious dinner for participants along with child care will be provided. Cost is $60 per family.


This course is pre registration required.  If you are interested in attending a future session please contact: Sarah Conley

Chop n' Chat

Join Pender parents Chop n' Chat

free freezer meals for your family

An evening get together for parents to chat, cook together and take healthy meals home for their families.  Ingredients provided, thanks to the support from the First West Foundation.  This program is FREE to participate!

Contact dragonflyfamilycentre@yahoo.ca or Janet Willingham janetwillingham@gmail.com for more information.

Space is limited registration is necessary.