News Topics: Child Care


BC Child Care Grant Applications Open

The Government of BC has two child care grant applications open. For both grants, funding is subject to approval and availability of funds and applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Child Care BC Maintenance Fund grant is available to support eligible organizations to address emergencies, make necessary repairs, MORE


Child Care Awards 2018 – Deadline Extended

The biennial Child Care Awards of Excellence honor the outstanding achievements of individuals, organizations and local governments who provide or support the delivery of exceptional early care and learning (ECL) services in B.C. The Ministry of Children and Family Development has extended the award nomination period to account for providers’ limited capacity MORE


Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre Workshops

The Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre has announced their upcoming Vancouver-based workshops for this summer. Reconciliation and Indigenous Place (Wednesday July 4th) will discuss how to introduce social justice issues to young children and decolonize early childhood practices. Engaging Plural Identities (Wednesday July 11th)  unpacks the idea of plural and multiple identities for children. Click MORE


Tri-Cities Charter and the Action Plan

The Tri-Cities Children’s Charter of Rights and Action Plan was recently launched and includes 12 Rights that collaboratively fosters places where children feel heard, make friends, feel loved, are safe, feel included and get engaged in exploring their creativity and intellect. They have identified 4 Rights that could use focused 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

Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: ‘Urgency’ needed to meet Gladue requirements in B.C. for Indigenous offenders CBC News: Shadows and promises in Attawapiskat The Peak: Is universal basic income an effective social policy? Times Colonist: Bikers rumble up to courthouse, ready to help abused children CBC News: Students with specific learning needs suffering after court ruling on MORE