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Examining the Difference Between Adverse Childhood Experiences and Childhood Trauma

A resource from Child Trends explains that childhood adversity is widely recognized as posing risks to individual health and well-being. Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) are a subset of childhood adversities. While there are a variety of childhood adversity categories, the finite list of categories often overlooks social disadvantage and is therefore likely MORE


Indspire’s Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards

Indspire currently has two streams open to provide financial support for First Nations, Inuit and Métis students across Canada. The Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards for Post-Secondary Education stream is available for full time studies in college, university, skilled trades, apprenticeships, and technology programs. The Post-Secondary Education – Skilled Trades stream is available MORE


BC Council for Families Workshops

The BC Council for Families offers many family life education workshops and programs throughout the year. Some new offerings include the Decolonizing Early Childhood Education: Disrupting Assumptions in Pedagogy and Practice October 26th workshop at UBC which will explore how to develop a reflective pedagogy and practice in early childhood education that respectfully incorporates Indigenous MORE


BCSTH Annual Training Forum

The BC Society of Transition Houses (BCSTH) is excited to announce that their Annual Training Forum will be take place on October 23-25, 2019. The theme this year is Strength in Solidarity: Coming Together to Share Promising Practices. In 2019, BCSTH is honouring the dynamic work of their membership and the wider anti-violence sector. The MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Vancouver Sun: Former youth in care call for improvements to support system Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News: Cost of living drops for families in Tofino and Ucluelet The Star: More needs to be done to eliminate poverty CBC News: Trudeau government seeks judicial review of tribunal decision to compensate First Nations kids Global News: There are stark MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Fundraising Gala Speaker Announcement

We are so excited to announce Dr. Melissa Lem as the keynote speaker for our First Call Fundraising Gala on February 27, 2020. She is a board member of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment, strategic advisor to the BC Parks Foundation, journalist for various media outlines, was a resident MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Employment Standards Act Consultation for Paid Leave for Domestic and Sexual Violence

The BC Government currently has a consultation open to discuss making leave paid for employees fleeing violent relationships or domestic violence and/or who have experienced sexual violence, instead of its currently unpaid model. Organizations and individuals can provide feedback on how future changes could impact you as an employer, an employee, MORE


West Coast LEAF’s New ‘Pathways in a Forest’ Report

This week, West Coast Leaf released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their MORE