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Xyolhemeylh DAA staff march to improve services to children and families – Come show your support – Surrey, Apr. 22

Saturday, Apr. 22 12:30 – 2 pm Meet at the yellow BC Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) tent at the corner of 31st Avenue and Croydon Drive in Surrey (plenty of street parking can be found on Croydon Drive). Then join the march to Minister of Children and Families MORE


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


Free online child trauma courses

The Child Trauma Academy offers short, free online courses on topics such as brain development, childhood trauma, the cost of caring (secondary traumatic stress), and bonding and attachment in maltreated children. These courses are designed for those with an interest in the topic but who do not necessarily have a MORE


Child and youth news of the week

Tyee: What’s in Store for the Next Two Generations of BC School Kids? Tyee: Young Voters Need a Reason to Believe Their Vote Matters CBC News: Child welfare, environment among top election issues for B.C. First Nations Vancouver Courier: Should welfare rates be raised in B.C.? Bowen Island Undercurrent: Childcare MORE


Global Poverty and Youth – Vancouver, May 27

Challenges, Misperceptions and Responses That Make a Difference Saturday, May 27, 2017 St. George’s School 4175 West 29th Avenue, Vancouver Find more info Register now Join Khalil Shariff of the Aga Khan Foundation, Kevin McCort of the Vancouver Foundation and Adrienne Montani of First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Despite growing child care crisis, BC Liberal government underspends child care budget by $100 million

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