PeerNetBC is forming a Social Justice Bus Tour youth team to learn and share stories of social justice legacies in Vancouver this summer through to October. Contact Simran here by June 19 if interested.
Celebrate National Aboriginal Day this year (June 21) by nominating a colleague for the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society’s 2017 Child Care Recognition Award. Deadline for nominations is June 30, 2017.
Tuesday, Jun. 27, 2017 11 am–12:30 pm PDT Register now Setting the Policy Table is part one in a special national webinar series designed for and given by public health officials. Learn strategies and actions to address key issues underpinning the poor nutritional health of children. For many years First MORE
BC Poverty Reduction Coalition’s volunteer Poverty Free Action Team has released the third episode of their Talking Poverty podcast. They interview Heather McCain, executive director of Citizens for Accessible Neighbourhoods, about Sharing Our Realities: Life on Disability Assistance in British Columbia, a new report co-written with the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition. Listen MORE
July 2018 is the deadline for Canada to submit an official report on implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada. A key focus is action on the recommendations Canada received in 2012. The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children is looking for information and MORE
The Canadian government is seeking input from parents, family members, communities, early childhood educators, youth, Elders, experts and leaders about your vision for early learning and child care for Indigenous children and families so that they can build on what is working and improve for the future. Your feedback will MORE
Tuesday-Thursday, July 4-6, 2017 Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island Download the flyer Register now Registration closes Sunday, June 4, midnight Parent Support Services Society is now accepting applications for the 2017 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Family Nature Camp. Please share with kinship families or grandparents who are full time caregivers for their MORE
This special day in BC recognizes child care providers, teachers, school-age program staff, child care centre directors and staff, and all those who work with young children and are responsible for their education and care. Don’t forget to show your support, recognize their hard work and dedication, and acknowledge their MORE
The Society for Children and Youth of BC is launching a new initiative in fall 2017 called the Children and Youth Legal Centre and is seeking a lawyer to lead its set-up and operations. The centre will provide direct legal representation for children and youth in BC, primarily initially in MORE
The Indigenous Early Years (IEY) Scholarship and Bursary Program helps more than 200 additional Indigenous students living in BC to access post-secondary funding. IEY Scholarship Application (Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate) – Deadline is noon, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Download application and guidelines IEY Bursary Application (Certificate, Diploma and Associate’s Degree) MORE
Application deadline: Friday, July 7, 2017 The Federation of Youth in Care Networks’ Dream Fund supports young people in and from care to pursue their careers and achieve their goals through education and skill building. An Education Achievement Bursary and a Reach for Success Bursary are available. Apply now
Parents as First Teachers is one of a series of resource booklets available through the First Nations Health Authority to support First Nations and Métis parents in BC. The booklet stresses the value of exposing children to their First Nations or Métis language and culture during their first few years MORE
Deadline for submissions: Friday, June 2, 2017 Learn more about the call for presentations Submit a proposal The call for presentations for the 21st annual Children the Heart of the Matter conference is now open! The conference will be held on Jan. 26 and 27, 2018, in Surrey, BC. The MORE
Proposal deadline: Friday, Jun. 16, 2017 Find more info and download the application Sunshine Coast Child Care Resource and Referral is inviting workshop proposals for their annual fall conference, Exploration and Discovery, to be held Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017 at Chatelech Secondary School in Sechelt. Participants include child care providers, MORE
The late Elder Mary Thomas was a pioneer in early childhood development and championed the importance of the early years in improving the lives of young children. In her honour, each year, the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society offers one $1,000 scholarship for eligible Basic Early Childhood Education (ECE) students MORE