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Celebrating BC's Family Champions

Posted by Cheryn on April 16, 2012

Big or small, old or young, brand new or been around the block, the BC Council for Families want to hear about them all! It's time again for the BC Council for Families' Distinguished Service to Families Awards, and they are asking you -- members and supporters -- to tell them about the hardworking family champions in your communities! They will  honour one organization and one individual with a Distinguished Service to Families Award this spring, at their Annual General Meeting in Vancouver. Download the information package here.

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Put Yourself on the Map - the EYCDI Map!

Posted by Cheryn on April 15, 2012

Two weeks left to win a prize! The EYCDI website hosts a map of Early Years Community Developers across British Columbia, as well as our colleagues across Alberta. This map allows you, and others, to connect with each other and also provides a strong visual of how wide the early years community development web has spread. Put yourself on the map and win a prize. 

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New Business Leaders Video Series Launched

Posted by Cheryn on April 15, 2012

Warren Beach, CFO of Sierra Systems, is interviewed in the first of five videos outlining why provincial business leaders have become concerned about work life conflict among parents with young children. This theme is central in Paul Kershaw's research concerning family policy and his New Deal for Families policy recommendations. Watch the video (4:47) here. Visit Dr. Kershaw’s A New Deal for Canadian Families blog to learn more about his research including Generation Squeeze and his family policy recommendations.


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Surrey Board of Trade Wants a New Deal for Families

Posted by Cheryn on April 15, 2012

The Surrey Board of Trade has released the Business and Families Position Paper, asking provincial and federal governments for a New Deal for Families.  A New Deal is necessary because UNICEF ranks Canada among the worst industrialized countries for adapting policy to the declining standard of living for the generations raising young children. 

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This Issue File of the Child Care Resource and Research Unit collects information on how early childhood education and care (ECEC) is addressed in the 2012 provincial/territorial budgets across Canada. Each section features government budget documents, media coverage, and responses from NGOs when available.

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