News Topics: Parent Support

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


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


Proposed changes to Canadian maternity and parental leave – Resources online

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has created an Issue File to inform discussion about maternity and parental leave. The Canadian government has released a discussion paper and online consultation for considering two new options for eligible Canadians on leave from work to care for a newborn or a newly MORE


Call for Proposals – 2nd Canadian National Fatherhood Conference – Winnipeg, Mar. 1-2, 2017

Mar. 1-2, 2017 Winnipeg MB Submission deadline: Oct. 31, 2016 Find more info and apply This conference brings together workers, clinicians, practitioners, managers and researchers from across Canada to present and share their work with fathers. Proposals are welcome in French or English for 90-minute workshops and for poster presentations. MORE


2016 Family Focus Conference – Richmond, October 21-23 – Early bird registration til September 26

The Value of One, The Power of Many Friday-Sunday, October 21-23, 2016 Find more info Register online Early bird registration extended to Monday, September 26 A conference “for families by families” Family Focus has nearly 30 years of providing inspiration, information and support to families who have sons and daughters MORE


Psychology Foundation parent handouts: Every Mind Matters

The Psychology Foundation of Canada has a series of Every Mind Matters parent resources available to download. Topics cover early years to teens and include Discipline Tips, Extremely Challenging Behaviour, Stress and Your Child, Talking to Teens and Helping Kids Get Enough Sleep. Source: Tri-Cities ECD News Alert