Inclusion BC invites BC artists with intellectual disabilities to submit visual artwork and photography for their annual 2018 conference, which takes place in Kelowna from May 24 – 26, 2018. This year’s theme is Rise Up as a reminder that communities across BC are changing to reflect our increasingly diverse MORE
The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is welcoming manuscripts from academics, researchers, community partners and young people that address the broad theme of Children’s Rights and Environments. The Editors encourage a variety of contributions including scholarly essays, original research articles, comparative analyses, critical reviews, advocacy and policy articles as well MORE
Youth in Care Canada is administering this scholarship program in partnership with Ken Dryden for youth who are or were in the child welfare/protection system. Each scholarship covers up to $3,000 or 80% of the cost of tuition and fees, whichever is less, and is renewable annually, based on reasonable MORE
The KidsRight Foundation has made a call for nominations for the International Children’s Peace Prize. If you know a child whose actions and strong commitment have made a difference in improving children’s rights, then you can nominate this person to be recognized for their achievements. More information can be found on MORE
The Province of BC has a funding opportunity for licensed group child care providers to receive up to $2,000 per facility (per physical address, not per licence). The funding can be used for: • Emergency upgrades or repairs to existing facilities • Emergency replacement of furnishings and equipment necessary to MORE
SPARC BC will hold three community meetings impacting the development of B.C’s first Poverty Reduction Strategy in Richmond and Surrey within the next week. For all the meetings below, supports are available to support participation in the community meeting, including transportation, child care, and health supports. RICHMOND Richmond’s community meeting MORE
Métis Nation BC has released a survey addressing Indigenous physical activity programs that are Métis-inclusive. To access the survey click here.
IndigenEYEZ is joining forces with the Fraser Region Aboriginal Friendship Centre Association to present IndigenEYEZ Leadership Skills: SPARK! Session Two, a 2-day experiential workshop targeting facilitation skills. The session will run on January 30 and 31 at 13969 108th Ave, Surrey BC. To register and find more information check here.
Planning for Valentine’s Day? How about making it meaningful by participating in the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society Have a Heart Day. Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event that brings together Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need MORE
The province is holding a consultation on how to prevent sexual violence on post-secondary campuses. Feedback will help determine whether government can do more to ensure, informed, safe and healthy post-secondary campuses. Post-secondary students are asked to review their institution’s sexual violence and misconduct policy and then complete an online MORE
The federal government has launched a consultation on budget 2018 consisting of four online surveys called #yourbudget2018. The four surveys, on the progress for the middle class, the economy of tomorrow, lifelong learning and gender equality, are now available online. Access the federal surveys here. Read First Call’s submission to the MORE
Application forms for 2018 BC Aboriginal Student Awards and BC Aboriginal Teacher Education Awards are now available through the Irving K. Barber BC Scholarship Society. For more information and instructions on how to apply click here.
The Minerva Foundation’s Combining Our Strength™ Indigenous Roots, a unique outdoor leadership program for 25 girls aged 13 to 19, is now open for 2018 nominations. Over the course of a year, participants increased their confidence through culturally-relevant leadership development and experiential outdoor learning. Also includes 5 day retreat and MORE
Join the Richmond Youth Service Agency of BC for a Foster Care Youth Holiday Party on December 21, 2017 from 4-5pm for an afternoon of holiday cheer and community connections. For more info please contact Ning Huang.
Catch a collaborative community photo exhibit by young people from care showcasing the importance of long term supportive relationships at the Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre on Monday, December 18, 2017, from 6-9pm. This event is free of charge and open to the community. RSVP to the exhibit