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Y Nexus 2020 – Reconciliation and Community

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is bringing together Indigenous, settler and newcomers between 18 and 30 years old through Y Nexus. The program takes place February 24 to 27, 2020 at YMCA Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast. It is rooted in reconciliation and awareness of Indigenous ways of being for MORE


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Childhood and Children’s Rights in Federal Minister Mandate Letters

Last week, the Prime Minister of Canada released ministerial mandate letters to guide the work of federal cabinet ministers. UNICEF Canada analyzed the ministerial mandate letters and outlined key policy priorities that will improve child and youth well-being in Canada and around the world. To mark the start of a new parliament, a new MORE


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Early Years Indigenous Cultural Safety Resource Guide

The Province of British Columbia’s Ministry of Children and Family Development recently released an Early Years Indigenous Cultural Safety Resource Guide. The purpose of this guide is to help Early Childhood Educators who work with Indigenous children, families, and communities find appropriate and meaningful resources that will enhance their ability to MORE


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McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 New Reports

The regional reports from the McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 are being released over time. They have already posted regional reports for Northeast, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay, and Richmond. We encourage you to keep checking the website for your region’s report. In the meantime, McCreary also released the Beyond a Dreamcatcher report, a youth-led MORE


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BCACCS Resource Centre Cultural Kits

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society (BCACCS) has nine cultural kits in their Resource Centre on the topics of salmon, bear, eagle, raven, coyote, owl, canoe, drum, and cedar. In developing the kits, they chose to include a mix of resources to support teaching and learning from an Indigenous perspective, highlighting the MORE


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Representative for Children and Youth Statement on Federal Appeal of CHRT Ruling

BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, Jennifer Charlesworth, has issued a statement expressing her extreme disappointment with the federal government’s decision to appeal the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ruling that ordered compensation for First Nations children and families affected by Canada’s discriminatory on-reserve child welfare system. Read the full statement here.


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Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Indspire currently has two streams open to provide financial support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada. The Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Post-Secondary Education stream is available for full time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs. The Post-Secondary Education – Skilled Trades stream is available MORE


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BC Council for Families Workshops

The BC Council for Families offers many family life education workshops and programs throughout the year. Some new offerings include the Decolonizing Early Childhood Education: Disrupting Assumptions in Pedagogy and Practice October 26th workshop at UBC which will explore how to develop a reflective pedagogy and practice in early childhood education that respectfully incorporates Indigenous MORE


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West Coast LEAF’s New ‘Pathways in a Forest’ Report

This week, West Coast Leaf released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their MORE