News Topics: Parent Support


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


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