News Topics: Child and Youth-Friendly Places


Success by 6 profiled for Aboriginal ECD work

In a profile of the provincial Success by 6 initiative, the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health recognized the impact their work has in communities throughout BC, on social determinants that include healthy child development, education and literacy, social and physical environments and culture, as well as the initiative’s MORE


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


Webinar series: How Fracking & Natural Gas Impact Maternal Health

Many of the chemicals associated with gas extraction and development have been connected with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive and developmental impacts. For parents and health professionals, this six-part webinar series focuses on our current understanding of possible impacts and how we MORE


New McCreary report: Connections and Companionship: The health of BC youth with pets

More than half of youth aged 12–19 who completed McCreary Centre Society’s 2013 BC Adolescent Health Survey and 2014 Homeless and Street-Involved Youth Survey had a pet. Connections and Companionship is the first report examining the relationship between BC youth and their companion animals. This report identifies benefits of pet MORE


New guide for teachers helps students deal with Islamophobia in the classroom

Just in time for the new school year, the National Council of Canadian Muslims, the Islamic Social Services Association and the Canadian Human Rights Commission has released a new guide for teachers to address the effects of Islamophobia on Muslim children. Find more info The guide is available for free MORE


Volunteer opportunity for youth @QMUNITY

QMUNITY is hiring new PrideSpeaks facilitators.  QMUNITY volunteer Pridespeaks peer facilitators lead fun and educational workshops on LGBTQ+ issues, sexism, gender identity, sterotypes and tools for allyship and combatting discrimination in schools. PrideSpeaks are usually delivered in teams of two in schools across Metro Vancouver and surrounding areas and provide MORE