News Topics: Aboriginal


Ta Saantii Best Strategic Practices Guide

Métis Nation British Columbia developed this guide as result of the findings from the Ta Saantii- Healthy Métis Communities Project. The survey details Métis participation in sports and physical activity in BC, and informs best practices for encouraging Métis participation. The study found that communities that hosted child-friendly events attracted families versus MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

Kelowna Daily Courier: B.C. budget committee hears plea for provincial funds for youth recovery house Columbia Valley Pioneer: B.C. advocacy groups aim for new federal autism funding Globe and Mail: B.C. cancer patient’s case exposes gaps in care for homeless people, advocates say The Tyee: Health Minister Reflects on BC’s ‘Big Challenge’: Fighting Poverty MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

Globe and Mail Limited screen time, adequate physical activity and sleep associated with improved cognition for kids: study Times Colonist: Comment: Are private schools better than public schools? Perception versus reality Huffington Post: Canada Needs A ‘Children’s Charter’ To Protect Kids’ Rights Georgia Straight: Melanie Mark: Provincial tuition waiver program helps young people formerly MORE

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Federal Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care Framework Announced

Co-developed by the federal government with the Assembly of First Nations, Inuit Tapirit Kanatami and the Métis National Council, this newly-announced IELCC Framework includes 3 frameworks (First Nations, Inuit and Métis Nation). Also announced was up to $1.7 billion over 10 years to support the autonomous, community-driven and nation-based governance of Inuit, MORE


Indigenous Knowledge Portal

The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society recently launched their Indigenous Knowledge Portal, a searchable database with links that provide access to a variety of annotated literature reviews, reports, guides, films, booklets, studies, journal articles and presentations related to Aboriginal children and families in Canada

Child and youth news of the week

The Province: Province partners with Union of B.C. Municipalities to create child-care spaces Clearwater Times: New Indigenous child care opening in Clearwater CTV News: Indigenous families struggled for health care before Jordan’s Principle: summit Benzinga: First Nations-Driven Implementation Essential, Says AFN National Chief on Federal Investment in Early Learning and MORE


Supporting Indigenous families in the Cree territory: lessons from the  Mashkûpímâtsît Awash initiative

 Mashkûpímâtsît Awash (AMA) aims to enhance the health and well-being of pregnant mothers, young children, and their families by providing intensive interdisciplinary care and follow-up. It emphasizes the role of local female Indigenous family support workers in providing culturally safe outreach services in the form of home visits. The article MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

Global News: Victoria daycare operator says she’s got the space, but can’t find staff to open National Post: Children with disabilities need better access to sport Vancouver Sun: Jordan Westfall: Getting us out of the overdose epidemic will require bold action from government StarMetro Vancouver: A B.C. reserve has been MORE


Foster Youth-Led Organizing and Resources in the U.S.

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization that works to raise awareness and remove policy barriers for children without families. 10 current and former foster youth in the Foster Youth Internship Program recently released their recommendations in a policy report titled Tools for Transformation: Building a Compassionate MORE


Child Care Recognition Award

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) invites nominations for the Child Care Recognition Awards. The award will recognize outstanding early childhood educator (ECE) role models who support First Nations and/or Métis language, culture, and traditions. Award recipients can be recognized for a variety of accomplishments, including advocacy work, training development, MORE

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What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship

A new, two-part study from the Angus Reid Institute examines the state of poverty in Canada by looking at lived experiences instead of income. The first chapter looks at four groups of poverty: Struggling, On the Edge, Recently Comfortable, and Always Comfortable. Respondents who are Struggling were most likely to be Indigenous, MORE