Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) is a critical component to the healthy development of young children – impacting how we process emotions, achieve goals, maintain positive relationships and make responsible decisions in our lives. The Vancouver Early Years Partnership developed the new SEL Matters website to offer early years providers and parents/caregivers MORE
The Youth Futures Education Fund provides living expenses to youth who have aged out of the foster care system and are attending a post-secondary institution on a tuition waiver. The grant assists with supplemental educational funding for expenses such as books, housing, utilities, or emergency situations. Recently the fund made news MORE
In case you missed it, UNICEF launched the Mapping the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The detailed, interactive mapping aims to reinforce, but also to move beyond, the more obvious links between the Global Goals and the Convention – such as in MORE
Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC helps Aboriginal peoples in BC understand their legal rights by providing legal information and connecting communities to legal support. Their website relaunch features five videos sharing experiences of overcoming complicated legal issues with the help of Legal Aid BC. One of these videos is Doris’s story about taking her grandchild MORE
The Métis Early Years Program is a program developed by Métis National British Columbia for Métis families with children birth to 8 years. The goal of the Métis Early Years Program is to connect Métis families to their community and culture and link them to early years programs and services in their MORE
A July 3, 2019 news release from the Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) announced a regulatory change that expands the Office’s legal mandate to allow the office to advocate for more young adults who have aged out of government care. Young adults up to their 24th birthdays who have aged MORE
Statistics Canada recently launched their Statistic on Indigenous Peoples webpage that hosts data on a variety of topics including Indigenous children, crime and victimization, and income and spending. Each topic holds dozens of research articles and reports on the breadth of research within that topic.
The Lawson Foundation released Advancing Outdoor Play and Early Childhood Education: A Discussion Paper which is a synthesis of a multi-sector symposium convened in October 2018. The discussion paper shares the major themes of the Symposium and proposes concrete actions to advance outdoor play and early childhood education.
Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, announced the Re-Imagining Community Inclusion Initiative in May 2018. It was to focus on how we envision services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 10 years, the pathway forward, and how we work together to get there. They recently MORE
The Mayor’s Task Force on Community Housing has proposed a list of 10 “Quick Start” actions intended to build momentum and engage residents in a discussion on trade-offs and solutions to improve housing affordability and accessibility. The task force will deliberate on these ideas for its final report, to be MORE
Best Start: Healthy Baby Healthy Brain launched three Playing Builds Brains videos that show parents actively engaging with their babies and toddlers in “serve & return” interactions within the context of everyday play, sensory play, and language and numbers play. It also includes links for further reading and resources.
Learn more about your Métis Early Years Navigators, who are located throughout the province and are reaching out to families with children from birth to age 8 and assisting them with enrolling in the Métis Early Years Program. The navigators will connect, support, and advocate for Métis families. Families can MORE
In April, SFU Public Square hosted the Confronting the Disinformation Age Community Summit. The summit considered how the proliferation of disinformation is impacting society and challenging our capacity to make informed decisions about our economic, social, and political lives. Two resources were created from the summit. The Youth Take Action MORE
Dylan Cohen, Fostering Change Campaign Organizer, worked with Spotlight: Child Welfare to discuss the best practices for journalists interviewing youth, parents and others with lived experience in the child welfare system. He developed tip sheets drawing on existing literature, his own experiences with media, and interviews with youth and parents MORE
At the federal level, Bill C-92 proposes major changes in the federal system of indigenous child welfare. At the same time, reform is needed at the provincial level to achieve better outcomes for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous children and to protect the rights of all children involved in child welfare. MORE