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Plenty of Threads Program

The Connecting Community to Surrey Youth Aging Out of Care project brings you the Plenty of Threads program that connects the education and employment community to youth from care. Youth in or from care aged 19-27 are invited to attend and have one-one-one coffee meetings with folks working in jobs, education programs MORE


Indigenize the Senate 2019

For the fourth year in arrow, Canadian Senators are asking Canadians from across the country to nominate Indigenous youth leaders from their communities so they can share their experiences and ideas with the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples during an official public hearing. This activity is part of Youth Indigenize MORE

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Responses to Federal Budget 2019

Two days ago, the Federal Government announced Budget 2019. It outlines both continuing and new financial investments for initiatives across the country. While Budget 2019 proposes some important investments, it misses the mark on bold investments on areas like poverty reduction, child care and pharmacare. Many national organizations weighed in MORE


How Inuit Parents Teach Kids to Control Their Anger

Michaeleen Doucleff recently published an article through the NPR based on conversations with Inuit families and researchers like Jean Briggs. Michaeleen found that traditional Inuit parenting is incredibly nurturing and tender. The culture views scolding — or even speaking to children in an angry voice — as inappropriate. Instead, they use role MORE


New Specialized Sitter Training

BC Association for Child Development and Intervention created the Specialized Sitter Training to assist individuals to further develop their knowledge, understanding, skills and attitude so they are better prepared to participate in the child specific training provided by the child’s family. The course includes 7 modules and the first training MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Tyee: What BC’s Youth Are Saying about Their Health Vancouver Sun: Ian Mulgrew: Victims of children’s ministry scandal step forward Global News: B.C. government rolling privately-run home support services into health authorities CBC News: Grand chief who lost son to opioid crisis calls on B.C. to call a public inquiry Star Vancouver: B.C. legal aid MORE


Media Release: BC’s Poverty Action Strategy

Media Release For immediate release March 18, 2019 BC Poverty Reduction Strategy Offers Initiatives That Will Help Lift Families Out of Poverty (Vancouver) Today, government released BC’s first ever poverty reduction strategy TogetherBC setting out a number of strategies and initiatives aimed at meeting legislated poverty reduction targets including a MORE