News Topics: Aboriginal


BC Aboriginal Child Care Society call for proposals                

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society invites workshop proposals for their 21st Annual Provincial Training Conference taking place on November 1-3, 2018. This year’s conference theme is Our Time, Our Stories, Our Children. Workshops this year will encourage educators to explore what it means to support the children and families that are the heart MORE


Final report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness

The federal Advisory Committee on Homelessness was announced in June 2017 with a mandate to provide context for homelessness in Canada and outline recommendations. In their most recent report, the committee notes specific recommendations for sub-populations at risk of homelessness. Youth homelessness was an area of specific concern for the Committee due to MORE

Child and Youth New of the Week

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Amendments to BC Child Protection legislation and commentary

On April 24th Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy introduced the Child, Family and Community Service Amendment Act, 2018 (Bill 26). According to the government news release, the proposed changes are intended to facilitate greater involvement in child-welfare decisions by Indigenous communities to help keep their children out MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

Policy Note: Mobility pricing: An idea whose time has come? CCPA: BC government decision to continue excluding farm workers from minimum wage protection very disappointing CBC News: Province says new legislation will keep Indigenous communities involved in children’s welfare Yukon News: Yukon delegation visits First Nations-led child welfare agencies in B.C. StarMetro Vancouver: For B.C.’s MORE