News Topics: Parent Support


resources

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


opportunities

Applications open for GRG Family Nature Camp

Tuesday-Thursday, July 4-6, 2017 Bodega Ridge, Galiano Island Download the flyer Register now Registration closes Sunday, June 4, midnight Parent Support Services Society is now accepting applications for the 2017 Grandparents Raising Grandchildren Family Nature Camp. Please share with kinship families or grandparents who are full time caregivers for their MORE


research

BCCF: How grandparents’ roles are changing

According to Statistics Canada the number of grandparents in Canada is growing faster than the general population with a 1.4 million increase between 2001 and 2011. Today’s grandparents provide child care and financial support, and are more likely to live with the grandchildren than they used to. Read more from MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Op-ed: Time to make investing in B.C. families our top priority

In an op-ed published by the Vancouver Sun on Family Day, Feb. 11, 2017, four advocates call on British Columbians and the BC government to invest in children and families. “As investments in child, family and community supports have lagged, our most vulnerable families, children and individuals have suffered,” write MORE


research

New BC family infographics from BCCF

The BC Council for Families has partnered with SPARC BC to produce a series of infographics about family demographics in regional districts across BC using the results of their 2015 Let’s Talk Families BC! survey. There are four sets of infographics which show the average household types, the average number MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Inclusion BC: Thousands wait for early childhood intervention after BC’s decade of neglect

Families and agency leaders and professionals who provide early childhood intervention (ECI) for children with developmental challenges have an urgent message: #KidsCantWait! That’s the same message captured in two new reports. The first report, Kids Can’t Wait, identifies seven key challenges in BC’s ECI sector along with practical and strategic MORE