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
The Society for Children and Youth of BC (SCYBC) has launched a pilot Urban Explorers educational program within the Vancouver School District (SD39). With a focus on children’s rights to participate in decisions that affect their lives, Urban Explorers invites elementary and high-school students to explore their community, identify community assets, MORE
The Society for Children and Youth of BC’s new Child and Youth Legal Centre now has services available. The Child and Youth Legal Centre is committed to improving the well-being of children and youth in British Columbia through the advancement of their legal rights. The role of the Centre is MORE
All across BC, hundreds of children and youth are denied the opportunity to participate in amateur sports due to lack of funds, but Athletics 4 Kids (A4K) is helping. The charity is focused on helping families bear the expense of having their children participate in organized sports because all kids should have MORE
Next year, the Canadian government will submit a report to the United Nations on its compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Organizations across Canada, including the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), will submit alternative reports to the UN review committee. The MORE
TransLink has released a survey within the Transit Fare Review Phase 3 process, asking for input on a range of options for reforms to the current fare system and cost structure. Access a discussion guide to the survey and fare review options here. Fill out the full survey here.
According to UNICEF, millions of children and youth across Canada are falling through the cracks and not reaching their full potential. One Youth is the first-of-its-kind initiative to make Canada the best country in the world to grow up in by 2030. One Youth will work with children and partners MORE
Vancouver Coastal Health is offering funding between $500 and $700 for youth-run or youth-focused tobacco reduction initiatives. A tobacco reduction initiative is any sort of project, event or activity that increases youth leadership and engagement in preventing youth from starting to smoke, helping youth to quit smoking, or protecting youth MORE
Raise the Rates will launch the 6th annual welfare food challenge starting on November 1, 2017. Participants will try to survive on $19 a week for food. The Challenge seeks participants who are keen to blog and share their experience throughout the week. Could this be you? Participants are asked to MORE
Financial Literacy Month is coming up in November, and there are some excellent resources available to plan for events and participation through-out November. First Call coalition member Family Services of Greater Vancouver provides multiple financial skills programs for different groups, including youth with their Dollar$ and $ense youth financial literacy MORE
Until 5pm, October 16, the BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) is surveying stakeholders on their work for Indigenous children, families and communities. Data collected will be kept confidential and the survey takes about 10 minutes to complete. Take the survey
The McConnell Foundation has launched a Student Wellbeing for Systems Change Fund, through which school districts, groups of schools, and organizations working within the education system are invited to apply for projects dedicated to both improving student social and emotional wellbeing and addressing barriers to longer-term, deeper impact. Grants awarded MORE
The Budget Consultation Paper is a way for anyone in BC to share ideas with the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government services regarding Budget 2018 and the three-year fiscal plan from 2018-19 to 2020-21. The government has provided key questions to guide preparations: What are your top priorities to help MORE
The PRC is partnering with Raise the Rates BC to host a strategy session next Friday called Let’s Take on the Roots of Poverty Together. The session is for youth living in Surrey who want to take action against poverty. Youth, teachers, parents and community members are welcome to join the session on Friday September MORE