News Topics: Environment


Children’s Rights and Environments: 2018 Call for Manuscripts

The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is welcoming manuscripts from academics, researchers, community partners and young people that address the broad theme of Children’s Rights and Environments. The Editors encourage a variety of contributions including scholarly essays, original research articles, comparative analyses, critical reviews, advocacy and policy articles as well MORE


Election 2017 party responses to First Call coalition questions

On behalf of our 101 member organizations, First Call sent questions from our 2017 Provincial Election Toolkit to each of the three main parties in this election. All three parties have responded, and we encourage everyone to read their answers to our questions about putting the interests of children, youth MORE


C&NN International Conference 2017 – Apr. 18-21 – #CNC2017

Kids Need Nature, Nature Needs Kids Tuesday-Friday, Apr. 18-21 Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Find more info Join the Children & Nature Network International Conference for inspiring keynotes, workshops, field trips and action labs designed to support and advance the work you do to connect children, families and communities to nature.


Children and nature conference – Vancouver, Apr. 18-21

April 18–21, 2017 Westin Bayshore, Vancouver Find more info Register Don’t miss this top international gathering of leaders, advocates and activists from the children and nature movement. The overall conference consists of an evening reception, a one-day summit (Nature for an Urban World) and a day-and-a-half conference (Kids Need Nature, MORE


Webinar series: How Fracking & Natural Gas Impact Maternal Health

Many of the chemicals associated with gas extraction and development have been connected with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive and developmental impacts. For parents and health professionals, this six-part webinar series focuses on our current understanding of possible impacts and how we MORE


Evidence: Children in nature – Teacher resource

The David Suzuki Foundations’ 30X30 challenge encourages you to #lovenature. According to 30× “For children, studies show that time outdoors, especially unstructured time in more natural settings, can increase curiosity, creativity and problem solving ability. It also improves their physical fitness and coordination and reduces symptoms associated with attention deficit MORE