News Topics: Provincial


BC Aboriginal Child Care Society call for proposals                

The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society invites workshop proposals for their 21st Annual Provincial Training Conference taking place on November 1-3, 2018. This year’s conference theme is Our Time, Our Stories, Our Children. Workshops this year will encourage educators to explore what it means to support the children and families that are the heart MORE

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BC Coroners Death Review Panel: Review of MCFD-Involved Youth Transitioning to Independence

The BC Coroners Service convened a death review panel in December 2017 to review the circumstances of young people who died while transitioning to independence from government child services between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2016. The report found high rates of suicide, mental health issues, drug overdose deaths and a MORE

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ICBC response to Coroner’s recommendation to review BC’s graduated driver’s licensing program

The Child Death Review Panel on Young Driver Deaths (Feb 2015) found that 106 young drivers died in crashes from 2004-2013. Since the introduction of British Columbia’s Graduated Licensing Program (GLP) in 1998, there has been a reduction in the number of young driver deaths. However, motor vehicle crashes remain the leading MORE


Gender identity resource for parents

Caring for Kids has released a resource for parents to understand how gender identity develops in children and how parents and caregivers can best promote healthy gender development in children. The resource outlines useful terms, explains how gender identity develops, discusses expression of gender identity, and answers other frequently asked questions in MORE


Early childhood education and care in Canada report

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has published the 11th data-based report of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Canada. The resource includes a portrait of each province and territory’s ECEC programs and services, as well as those falling under federal jurisdiction. The British Columbia-specific information outlines the number of kids in child MORE


Promoting Mental Well-Being Through Social-Emotional Learning in Schools: Examples from British Columbia

This research points to the importance of school-led social and emotional learning in promoting positive mental health. The paper highlights the multi-faceted approach undertaken in British Columbia over the past decade to promote positive mental health through social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools. SEL has been implemented in school curriculum, recently in MORE

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Bill S-228 (Child Health Protection Act): amend the Food and Drugs Act

The rate of childhood obesity in Canada has been rising steadily in recent decades and being overweight or obese impacts the mental health and well-being of children, as well as other aspects of their lives. There is unequivocal evidence that the marketing of unhealthy foods and sugar-sweetened beverages has a negative impact MORE