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Syrian refugee settlement patterns in Metro Vancouver – A tale of two patterns from ISSofBC report

Where did the Syrian government-assisted refugees (GARs) who arrived in Metro Vancouver set up home? The answer may surprising you. Following ISSofBC’s earlier report, Syrian Refugee Operation to BC, this new report maps the current settlement patterns of Syrian government-assisted refugees who settled in Metro Vancouver. It is a useful MORE


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Election 2017 party responses to First Call coalition questions

On behalf of our 101 member organizations, First Call sent questions from our 2017 Provincial Election Toolkit to each of the three main parties in this election. All three parties have responded, and we encourage everyone to read their answers to our questions about putting the interests of children, youth MORE


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Free online child trauma courses

The Child Trauma Academy offers short, free online courses on topics such as brain development, childhood trauma, the cost of caring (secondary traumatic stress), and bonding and attachment in maltreated children. These courses are designed for those with an interest in the topic but who do not necessarily have a MORE


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CRCRC federal budget 2017 analysis children and families

We have big gaps to fill with smarter policies, services and investments to boost lagging child well-being outcomes, says the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children in response to the 2017 federal budget. The CCRC’s analysis includes excellent detail on what’s new in the budget for children and youth MORE


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UNICEF submission on RCY Act review

UNICEF Canada has made a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth’s recent review of the Representative for Children and Youth Act. Entitled The Legislated Functions of the Representative Can’t Be Phased Out: The Rights and Interests of British Columbia Children and Youth Depend on It, the MORE


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Two Your Education Matters video clips

Watch Sandra Mathison, executive director of the Institute for Public Education BC, on the changes needed in public education policy. (3 min.). First Call’s Adrienne Montani is on the board of directors of the institute. Watch the latest video from Your Education Matters Broad View with Jason Ellis and Alex MORE