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PIRS Pop-up Childminding Social Enterprise

Pacific Immigrant Resources Society is launching a social enterprise called Pop Up Child Care. The intention is to train and employ immigrant women to work as childminders in childminding and childcare settings. If you are running a program that needs quality childminding set up to support the program, give their MORE


A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada Report

The Vanier Institute recently released A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada, which explores the evolving relationships between families and food in Canada, including research and statistics about family meals, eating patterns, nutrition, food security and more. Some of the highlights from the report include: More than 6 in 10 MORE


Y Nexus 2020 – Reconciliation and Community

The YMCA of Greater Vancouver is bringing together Indigenous, settler and newcomers between 18 and 30 years old through Y Nexus. The program takes place February 24 to 27, 2020 at YMCA Camp Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast. It is rooted in reconciliation and awareness of Indigenous ways of being for MORE


BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils Awards

Each year at the Parent Education Conference and Annual General Meeting, the BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils (BCCPAC) present awards to individuals who have been nominated by their peers for the dedication and work they have achieved. There are three awards that are currently accepting submissions: Bev Hosker Motivational Award honours a MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Vancouver Sun: Adrienne Montani: Minimum-wage work shouldn’t be a ticket to poverty for B.C. families Georgia Straight: Child poverty in B.C. still as high as ever The Tyee: One in Five Children Still Live in Poverty in BC. Can We Ever Improve? Vancouver Sun: Another generation of B.C. children has grown up in poverty: MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Childhood and Children’s Rights in Federal Minister Mandate Letters

Last week, the Prime Minister of Canada released ministerial mandate letters to guide the work of federal cabinet ministers. UNICEF Canada analyzed the ministerial mandate letters and outlined key policy priorities that will improve child and youth well-being in Canada and around the world. To mark the start of a new parliament, a new MORE


Child Care Search Portal

FASTFORWARD Child Care is a recent project of Canadian Union of Postal Workers and is managed by Westcoast Child Care Resource Centre. It provides a web portal for people to find all licensed and registered child care and preschool programs where they live. The web portal also includes resources on supporting MORE