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.
Just in time for Father’s Day: A new StatsCan survey of two-parent families shows that while the number of fathers doing chores and their time spent doing them has increased since 1986, mothers still contribute the most time to unpaid housework and child care. Source: CSRL E-news
Government consultations are now in progress to develop an Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework, one that will reflect the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis children across Canada. Make your submission before July 21, 2017, or read about the Framework here Source: Success by MORE
“The benefits to child care are shared between the federal and provincial governments—that’s why Ottawa and BC need to work together to implement universal child care,” says Janet Austin, CEO of YWCA Metro Vancouver, sponsor of the Child Care Now campaign which launched this week. In calling for a universal MORE
On June 12 the federal government announced its framework to invest federal funding to increase quality, accessibility, affordability, flexibility, and inclusivity in an early learning and care system in Canada with an investment of $7.5 billion over the next 11 years. This funding is intended to build on existing investments 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
Celebrate Child Care Month with BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS)! From Seed to Cedar is an awareness campaign to support the creation of a National Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) framework. This framework will provide for the unique cultures and needs of First Nations, Inuit and Métis 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
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
Early Childhood Development Roundtable First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition United Way of the Lower Mainland, 4543 Canada Way, Burnaby Wednesday, May 17, 2017 – 9:30 am to 12:00 pm AGENDA 1. Welcome and agenda Introductions, regrets Adoption of the agenda 2. Review of previous meeting minutes – March 15, MORE
Saturday, May 6, 2017 10:30 am–1 pm Find more info Start at the Roundhouse Community Centre with family-friendly activities then proceed up Davie street, ending up at Emery Barnes Park at noon for a picnic lunch (bring your picnic lunch and blanket).
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
The following is a selection of election toolkits from First Call coalition members. Members are welcome to send in your own election toolkit for us to circulate in this newsletter. Download the FIRST CALL 2017 PROVINCIAL ELECTION TOOLKIT $10ADAY CHILD CARE PLAN: CHILD CARE CHALLENGE TO POLITICAL PARTIES This MORE
The BC government’s own public reports show that they haven’t spent the minimal funds they committed to child care over the last four years. Child care underspending totals almost $100 million, with $48 million underspent last year alone. Sharon Gregson, spokesperson for the $10aDay Child Care Plan, calls the underspending MORE
Thursday-Friday, April 27-28, 2017 University of Victoria Register online This two-day conference explores the depth of the child and youth care field nationally and internationally. Practitioners and researchers will discover multiple real-world and theoretical challenges to embrace in their everyday working lives.