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Canadian Bar Association launches Child Rights Toolkit

Inspired by the need to improve children’s access to justice in Canada, the Toolkit is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. Discover the toolkit


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Indigenous Early Years education bursary

The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) has launched a new $1 million Indigenous Early Years Scholarship and Bursary program. Made possible with the support of the Provincial Office for the Early Years, eligible program types include certificate, diploma and associate’s degree programs. For more information contact Senior Project Officer MORE


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Calls for action on Indigenous rights on anniversary of UNDRIP adoption by the UN

Thursday, September 14th marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). According to the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UNDRIP provides a crucial framework to achieve reconciliation. Such a human rights-­‐based approach is essential to address the MORE


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First Call members and advocates address early years for refugee, immigrant children

The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) publication Cultures West, Vol. 35, No. 1: Spring/Summer issue Immigrant and Refugee Children: The Early Years, features analysis by several First Call partners and advocates. In A Warm Welcome for Newcomer Families Sherry Sinclair addresses the role of Family Resource Programs (FRPs) support MORE


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Canadian Bar Association Child Rights Toolkit available

The Canadian Bar Association: Child Rights Toolkit was inspired by the need to improve children’s access to justice in Canada. It is designed for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for MORE


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StreetMessenger.ca innovation for homeless youth launched

The Vancouver Community Network (VCN) has launched StreetMessenger.ca, which leverages SMS technology to send messages to the cell phones of homeless and street-involved youth with program information, life-saving alerts and real-time updates on available shelter beds displayed on Google maps. Work on this program started in 2014 in Vancouver’s Downtown MORE


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Canada lags behind rich nations in meeting SDGs for children

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2016, set ambitious targets that apply to rich countries as well as poor. The most telling sign of a nation’s progress towards meeting those goals will be how well it meets the needs of its children. The June 2017 UNICEF report card, Building the Future: MORE


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New Statistics Canada data shows family models evolving

Statistics Canada is releasing the third series of data from the 2016 Census. The latest release focuses on families, households, marital status and language. The data provide a portrait of a country where diverse living arrangements have replaced the family models of the past. The 2016 Census data shows that, today, proportionally MORE


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BC211 goes province-wide

BC211, operator of the Red Book Online directory of community services, has expanded its reach from Metro Vancouver to now offer service throughout BC. In addition to phone service, BC211.ca now also offers a live web chat service with call centre staff, ready to refer callers to anything from emergency MORE


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Slack online cerebral palsy community

The Cerebral Palsy Slack Community is a place for those who have cerebral palsy and those who support them to share and discuss health, meals, equipment and other topics that help in their journey. The vision is to be the largest and most helpful online community of people with CP. Please MORE