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opportunities

New Indigenous early years scholarship and bursary – June application deadlines

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


opportunities

Call for presentations: BCACCS 20th Annual Provincial Conference – Richmond, Oct. 27-29

It Takes a Village: Coming together for children and families Proposal deadline: Friday, Jun. 9, 2017, 4 pm Find more info Download the application form Workshops will encourage participants to create environments and curricula in their early childhood development programs to inspire learning opportunities for young children, promote strategies for MORE


events

Partnerships Project – Newly Revised FASD Facilitator Training – Fort St. John CDC, June 5-7

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Find more info and download the Facilitator Training Application form Deadline to register: Sunday, May 21, 2017 Free. Training material and food provided The Partnerships Project of the Aboriginal Supported Child Development Programs of BC is offering facilitator training in the newly revised Fetal Alcohol Spectrum MORE


resources

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


Campaigns and Issues

Xyolhemeylh DAA staff march to improve services to children and families – Come show your support – Surrey, Apr. 22

Saturday, Apr. 22 12:30 – 2 pm Meet at the yellow BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) tent at the corner of 31st Avenue and Croydon Drive in Surrey (plenty of street parking can be found on Croydon Drive). Then join the march to Minister of Children and Families MORE


events

UBC Summer Institute: Supporting Aboriginal Families of Young Children with Disabilities, July 8-15 – Register by May 26

Respect, Healing, Dignity and Care Saturday-Saturday, July 8-15, 2017 Register by May 26 Find more info Download the poster Register now This summer institute will bring together Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal professionals to discuss their work in relation to Aboriginal families, and how the TRC recommendations will enrich work practices and MORE


Campaigns and Issues

News from the Representative’s Office: Report on underfunding of DAAs

BC’s representative for children and youth, Bernard Richard, recently released a new report: Delegated Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects service delivery. This report finds that underfunding of Delegated Aboriginal Agencies means that some Indigenous children are being removed from their homes and placed in care simply because the funds are MORE