Canada is part of the NASA-led Lunar Gateway program, and the Junior Astronauts campaign will allow Canadian youth to test their skills and knowledge, understand how they can play a role in this important endeavour and get excited about space and science. Activities that are designed for youth in grades MORE
The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is bringing together Indigenous, settler and newcomers between 18 and 30 years old through Y Nexus. The program takes place February 24 to 27, 2020 at YMCA Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast. It is rooted in reconciliation and awareness of Indigenous ways of being for MORE
Each year at the Parent Education Conference and Annual General Meeting, the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) present awards to individuals who have been nominated by their peers for the dedication and work they have achieved. There are three awards that are currently accepting submissions: Bev Hosker Motivational Award honours a MORE
The BC Child and Youth in Care Week Committee is hiring a youth artist or graphic designer to create a new logo in honour of BC Child and Youth in Care Week’s 10th Anniversary! Send your completed application form and samples of your existing work and/or concept sketch by January 15, 2020 to Stephanie Thompson. MORE
The idea behind a Community of Practice is that through the process of sharing experiences and knowledge with others, they enable dialogue among members and begin to explore new possibilities and new ways of doing something. This Community of Practice is for those who guide, nurture and inspire children in child care MORE
In March 2019, the Province of BC released their poverty reduction strategy: TogetherBC: British Columbia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy. The intent of the Poverty Reduction Planning & Action program is to support local governments in taking actions that reduce poverty at the local level and to support the Province’s poverty reduction strategy. The Province MORE
The Province of BC is asking parents to share their experience with child care BC programs, along with how they access child care services. The survey topics include awareness about government’s child care plan, engagement with the new initiatives, access to services, and knowledge of education and training for child care providers. Contributions MORE
Future Bright is a free Elizabeth Fry Society of Greater Vancouver (EFry) program that helps families access up to $3,200 for a child’s education through the Canada Learning Bond and BC Training and Education Savings Grant. EFry will work with families to secure these funds and you can contact EFry for more information.
The LEX Group, a Montreal-based law firm, has launched a national class action against the Federal government of Canada on behalf of all persons who did not receive the Canada Child Benefit for the reasons listed in their action. Visit their website for more information.
West Coal LEAF’s Indigenous Advisory is seeking new relations to join them for their first two year cycle of their Indigenous Advisory, who will guide and support the organization in its reconciliation and decolonization commitments. The advisory is a two-year commitment from January 2020-December 2022. They will meet four times MORE
The Ministry of Education has recently published new resources: The revised Early Learning Framework and Play Today: B.C. Handbook. The Ministry of Education will provide a copy of these new publications to school districts, elementary schools, StrongStart BC Centres, First Nations schools, Aboriginal Head Start On Reserve programs, libraries, Child MORE
The Oxfam Summit gathers activists, community leaders and passionate individuals from across Canada to Ottawa (unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory) for two and a half days packed full of workshops, inspiring speakers, and break-out sessions. The Day of Action follows the Summit where participants take all they’ve learned and put MORE
The B.C. Government is developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities. Accessibility legislation would guide government, persons with disabilities and the broader community to work together to identify, remove and prevent barriers. There are many ways MORE
McCreary Centre Society’s Youth Research Academy is conducting a study on youth transitioning out of care in BC. If you are an 18-year-old in care, or an alternative to government care (e.g. Youth Agreement), and would like to take the anonymous and confidential survey, click here. If you work with MORE
Parents Empowering Neurodiverse Kids is an online parenting program designed to help families manage mild to moderate challenging behaviours in their children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. They are currently recruiting parents of kids to participate in a study to develop a new online parenting program designed to help parents deal with challenging behaviours.