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The Oxfam Summit and the Day of Action

The Oxfam Summit gathers activists, community leaders and passionate individuals from across Canada to Ottawa (unceded and unsurrendered Algonquin Territory) for two and a half days packed full of workshops, inspiring speakers, and break-out sessions. The Day of Action follows the Summit where participants take all they’ve learned and put MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

VIU News: Teachers-in-Training Help Communities CBC News: Ottawa in court this week over First Nations child-welfare compensation order APTN National News: Coalition asks federal justice minister to drop First Nations child welfare challenge CTV News: Indigenous groups rally as feds fight multi-billion-dollar compensation order Times Colonist: Les Leyne: Court win MORE


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National Child Day

Yesterday was National Child Day, also known as World Children’s Day. National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children, and this year we are also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child MORE


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Early Intervention Vision Services

Vision Loss Rehabilitation British Columbia​ serves people of all ages and all types of vision loss – from low vision to total blindness – on referral from ophthalmologists, optometrists and other health care professionals. They now provide Early Intervention Vision Services to support children who are blind or have partial MORE


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What Teens Gain When They Contribute to Their Social Groups

Earlier this year, a Greater Good Magazine article outlined research that suggests adolescents thrive when they can make a meaningful difference in their communities. Research suggests that kind and helpful behavior toward others actually increases from childhood through adolescence—making the stereotype of the self-absorbed teen a myth. Most importantly, contributing provides adolescents the experiences MORE


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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


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Parents Empowering Neurodiverse Kids Study Recruitment Open

Parents Empowering Neurodiverse Kids is an online parenting program designed to help families manage mild to moderate challenging behaviours in their children with neurodevelopmental disabilities. They are currently recruiting parents of kids to participate in a study to develop a new online parenting program designed to help parents deal with challenging behaviours.


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Child and Youth News of the Week

CTV News: Adoption centre closes despite effort to save it; B.C. left with two agencies Times Colonist: Les Leyne: She cited the law but that wasn’t good enough for B.C. government BC Local News: Disturbing sexual, criminal trends with Greater Victoria youth on the rise BC Local News: UBC Okanagan, RCMP collab for study MORE