Spotlight: Child Welfare is a collaborative journalism project that aims to deepen and improve reporting on B.C.’s child welfare system. Their goals are to produce in-depth, nuanced, data-driven and solutions‑oriented reporting about B.C.’s child‑welfare system, and to develop a model for collaborative journalism projects that folks can use in other regions MORE
The Raffi Foundation for Child Honouring, a charitable organization dedicated to advancing Child Honouring as a universal ethic, is pleased to announce the launch of our first online course for educators, parents, and policy makers. In collaboration with educator Kristin Wiens, this is a unique interdisciplinary course in conscious living MORE
The Canadian Labour Congress is looking for stories from women in the workforce. When Canada’s unions launched their #DoneWaiting campaign, they identified several key barriers many women face: wage inequality, violence and harassment at work, and the lack of accessible and affordable child care. Now it’s time to expand the MORE
The Society for Children and Youth launched a free Child and Youth Legal Clinic at Ray-Cam Community Centre in Vancouver. The drop-in legal clinic is for children and youth ages 9-19 and held from 3-6pm on the first Tuesday of every month starting February 5th.
The Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness is seeking presenters for the 2019 National Conference on Ending Homelessness in Edmonton, Alberta – November 4-6, 2019. They are inviting proposal submissions on a range of topics including Youth Homelessness. Apply online here.
Are you between the ages of 13 to 25 with lived experience of homelessness or housing insecurity? The Representative for Children and Youth wants to hear from you about what needs to happen to end youth homelessness in B.C. Participate in a 5 to 10 minute survey about your experiences MORE
Do you know someone who is making a difference in the lives of kids that are in or transitioning from the child welfare system? This National Award recognizes extraordinary Canadians or initiatives that have made an indelible mark on the child welfare landscape. The Children’s Aid Foundation of Canada will MORE
On July 3, 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income are invited to share their input MORE
To support the development and implementation of the Multilateral Early Learning and Child Care Framework and the Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework, the Government of Canada is creating an Expert Panel on Early Learning and Child Care. A public call for nominations is now open to interested individuals MORE
Kairos Canada is calling on Senators to support Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act. Passage of Bill C-262 will establish a legislative framework requiring the federal government to work in consultation and cooperation with First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples to develop a MORE
The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC), in partnership with the Province of British Columbia, has enhanced and expanded the ECE Bursary Program, now known as the ECE Education Support Fund. This new program contains two funding programs: The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Student Bursary Program and the new ECE MORE
Statistics Canada is conducting a consultation to gather input from Canadians to help validate how we are measuring poverty. Recently, the Government of Canada announced that the Market Basket Measure (MBM) will be used as Canada’s Official Poverty Line. Statistics Canada is currently conducting a comprehensive review of the MBM. MORE
The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence honour exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines. The committee looks for clear evidence that nominees have excelled in all of the following five areas: Digital and Creative Literacy in the Classroom, Innovative and Exemplary Teaching Practices, Support Student Success and MORE
On September 5, 2018, Health Canada launched a public consultation on potential next steps in the Canadian Drugs and Substances Strategy (CDSS). The CDSS is the federal government’s health-focused approach to substance use issues. First Call is looking for youth who are knowledgeable on substance use to participate in our submission to MORE
Plates of Possibility is an initiative of Aunt Leah’s Place, where they host a micro-grant dinner focused on youth in and from care. Chosen youth will be offered dinner as well as the chance to pitch their ideas to a crowd of community members with the chance to receive funding to MORE