News Topics: Child Care


Campaigns and Issues

$10aDay Campaign: Urge Government to Continue Moving Forward

The newest petition launched by the $10aDay Campaign expresses appreciation for the BC government’s bold steps to address the child care situation in BC. The government is lowering parent fees, raising educator wages and education, and creating more licensed spaces. $10aDay Campaign thanks everyone who has participated in the campaign MORE


Campaigns and Issues

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


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


research

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


resources

Nanaimo State of the Child

The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership released their third State of the Child Report that supports investments in the first years of a child’s life and highlights how the community supports the positive development of young people. It provides an overview of the situations of family and economic wellbeing, health and wellness, MORE


opportunities

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


Child and Youth News of the Week

Times Colonist: Victoria council backs campaign for ‘living wage’ StarMetro Vancouver: Ontario’s cancellation of basic income pilot is seen as a setback by B.C. proponents Vancouver Sun: Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school Vancouver Sun: Judy Darcy: Overdose emergency: Unprecedented crisis demands unprecedented action StarMetro Vancouver: Peer-led overdose response MORE


opportunities

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


opportunities

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


opportunities

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