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ParticipACTION releases 24-hour guidelines for kids 0-5

ParticipACTION has released new 24-hour movement guidelines for kids 0-5. According to the website, ParticipACTION “works with partners across the public, private and not-for-profit world, to offer programs of all kinds that support and enable behaviour change.” ParticipACTION focuses on changing attitudes, public opinion, and physical literacy, with programs pushing MORE


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UNICEF focuses on child rights online, impact of digital technology on kids

UNICEF is focusing on identifying both the benefits and risks to child safety online. In December 2017, the UNICEF China country office hosted Safeguarding the Future: Online Protection of Underage Users, a special session of the Fourth World Internet Conference in the East China town of Wuzhen.  The UN has been addressing MORE


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Living Wage releases video aimed at employers

The Living Wage for Families Campaign has released a new video featuring One Stop Shop Cards and Games owner Andrea Robertson. “It’s about fairness,” said Andrea Robertson, co-owner of One Stop Shop Cards and Games. “How can we ask our employees to support and represent our family business if we MORE


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Canadian Bar Association launches Child Rights Toolkit

Inspired by the need to improve children’s access to justice in Canada, the Toolkit is for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for children. Discover the toolkit


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Indigenous Early Years education bursary

The New Relationship Trust Foundation (NRT Foundation) has launched a new $1 million Indigenous Early Years Scholarship and Bursary program. Made possible with the support of the Provincial Office for the Early Years, eligible program types include certificate, diploma and associate’s degree programs. For more information contact Senior Project Officer MORE


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Calls for action on Indigenous rights on anniversary of UNDRIP adoption by the UN

Thursday, September 14th marks the 10th anniversary of the adoption by the United Nations of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP). According to the Coalition for the Human Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the UNDRIP provides a crucial framework to achieve reconciliation. Such a human rights-­‐based approach is essential to address the MORE


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First Call members and advocates address early years for refugee, immigrant children

The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA) publication Cultures West, Vol. 35, No. 1: Spring/Summer issue Immigrant and Refugee Children: The Early Years, features analysis by several First Call partners and advocates. In A Warm Welcome for Newcomer Families Sherry Sinclair addresses the role of Family Resource Programs (FRPs) support MORE


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Canadian Bar Association Child Rights Toolkit available

The Canadian Bar Association: Child Rights Toolkit was inspired by the need to improve children’s access to justice in Canada. It is designed for professionals working in legal and administrative decision-making who want to better understand and implement a child rights based approach in practice and strengthen their advocacy for MORE


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StreetMessenger.ca innovation for homeless youth launched

The Vancouver Community Network (VCN) has launched StreetMessenger.ca, which leverages SMS technology to send messages to the cell phones of homeless and street-involved youth with program information, life-saving alerts and real-time updates on available shelter beds displayed on Google maps. Work on this program started in 2014 in Vancouver’s Downtown MORE