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BC Government Engagement on Accessibility through Legislation

The B.C. Government is developing new laws, standards, and policies to better support people with disabilities to live with dignity and to meaningfully participate in their communities. Accessibility legislation would guide government, persons with disabilities and the broader community to work together to identify, remove and prevent barriers. There are many ways MORE


Participate in Parent Support Services of BC Focus Group

The Parent Support Services of BC (PSS) is currently undergoing a research project that they hope will directly inform social policy and practice changes and legal reform for kinship caregivers. PSS is hosting focus groups for folks aged 19+ who were raised by their grandparents or relative. They are also hosting focus groups for grandparents raising MORE


The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Early Childhood Education honor outstanding and innovative Early Childhood Educators for their leadership, exemplary early childhood education practices, and their commitment to help build the foundation children need to make the best possible start in life. Parents, colleagues, or centre director/supervisor are welcome to nominate 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.