237 3rd Street, Courtenay BC V9N 1E1

Phone: 250-338-4288   Fax: 250-338-9326

Email:   Website:

Hours: Monday to Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

Mission Statement:

The Comox Valley Child Development Association (CVCDA) is committed to the support of children, youth and young adults, their families, and caregivers so that the lives of children, parents, staff and the child care community are enriched educationally, emotionally, socially and physically.

Population Served:  Children from birth to 19 years, and young adults, residing from Mud Bay to Oyster River.    

  • The Aboriginal Supported Child Development Program (ASCDP) 

Helps each child involved in the program to successfully participate in the childcare setting of their family’s choice while ensuring cultural safety and cultural sensitivity for First Nations, Metis, and Inuit children and families. 

  • The Autism Program

Provides services to children and youth with autism and their families – individualized intervention, behavioural plans and strategies – small groups and one on one.

  • The CYSN Family Support Program

Provides individualized support to families that have children or youth with disabilities. A CYSN Family Support Worker meets with families in their homes and in the community and provides assistance in the form of information, advocacy, planning, guidance, and problem-solving. This program uses a family-centered, strengths-based approach and aims to increase the well-being of families.


  • Community Integration Program

For youth with special needs – offers afterschool and evening social and recreational activities.

  • Early Years Community Outreach

The goal of our program is to make it easier for Comox Valley families with young children (0-6yrs) to access information, resources and supports.

  • Early Years Wellness Program 

Aims to help families encourage good mental health and wellness in their children. We support parent-child relationships while providing positive parenting tools. Funding for our services are covered through the A Pathway to Hope initiative.

  • Early Intervention Therapy Program

Occupational therapy, physiotherapy and speech-language pathology provides assessment, treatment and intervention strategies for children from birth to school age who need extra support.

  • Infant Development Program

A home-based program which offers support to families with infants, from birth to 3 years who have or who are at risk for a developmental delay.

  • Pathways to Healing Partnership (PTHP) 

A team which works to support the needs of vulnerable moms and families who have a history of adversity/toxic stress, and may be pregnant or currently caring for young children who are living with the outcomes of developmental trauma.

  • Pacific Child Care Resource and Referral Program

Assists parents in finding child care and provides support and education to caregivers to promote quality care of children.

  • JumpStart Preschool

Licensed Preschool for 3 to 5 year olds at Courtenay Elementary School –  a partnership with School District 71.

  • Project Inclusion

Supporting young adults living with a disability to pursue individual goals for learning, working, socializing and community living.

  • Friendship Project

Helping young adults with diverse abilities to achieve their goal of forming and keeping friends with community members living without disability.

Join Our Community Support Groups!



For Parent Support – 
Mothers for Recovery Group
Island Dads Group
Grandparents Raising Grandchildren
Touchpoints Parenting Program
Circle Of Security Parenting Series
Preemie Support Group

For Early Years:
Infant Massage Group
Infant Playgroup

Comox Valley Autism Support Groups

Playgroup for children with Down Syndrome