Upcoming Events

Mar 14, 2017

Hosted by the Canadian Centre on Substance Abuse, in partnership with the CYCC Network, the Wisdom2Action event: "Substance Abuse: Sharing Promising Practices to Engage Youth in Services to Prevent and Treat Substance Abuse” will take place March 27th from 9 am to 4:30 in Halifiax, NS at Dalhousie University. Join in sharing knowledge and learn from others about what works to address the needs of Canadian youth at risk of harm from substance use.

Mar 13, 2017

The Children and Nature Network is holding an international conference on April 18th-21st, 2017 in Vancouver, BC for inspiring keynotes, expertly-curated workshops, field trips and action labs designed to support and advance the work you do to connect children, families and communities to nature. 

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Mar 10, 2017

The Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation, in partnership with The Jimmy Pratt Foundation, will be hosting the first ever Institute on Early Childhood Education in the Atlantic Provinces in Halifax this summer on August 24th and 25th.

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Mar 7, 2017

The Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada) is hosting their Biennial Conference in London, Ontario on September 25th-27th. This year's theme is the Power of Play. Early bird registration is open now until April 30th

For details, visit the event page.

Feb 14, 2017

The Best Start Resource Centre is conducting this needs assessment to help the Public Health Agency of Canada plan potential health promotion materials and strategies to increase public awareness about the importance of taking folic acid to reduce the risk of birth defects. They would like to hear from anyone whose work is related to preconception and pregnancy. The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete; answers will be anonymous. Surveys completed before March 10 will be entered to win a $50 gift certificate.

Feb 13, 2017

Side-by-Side: Strategies for Working with Vulnerable Fathers will bring together practitioners, service providers, researchers, and dads to discuss the things that increase vulnerability in fatherhood and lead men to be somewhat marginalized as parents, with a focus on Indigenous fathers, incarcerated fathers, domestic violence issues, young dads, and more. The conference will be hosted by Dad Central Canada in Winnipeg on March 1st & 2nd, 2017.

Feb 3, 2017

The Best Start Resource Centre is developing an online, searchable, bilingual directory of prenatal education programs in Ontario to help providers and individuals find services that meet their needs. An online survey is being used to gather information about prenatal programs.

If you would like your prenatal education programs listed in this directory, please complete this survery.

Jan 31, 2017

This is a natioal program led by Easter Seals Canada. It offers robust information on the critical importance of the first years of a child's development, illuminating the progressive milestones in each phase.

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Jan 31, 2017

The CYCC Network and its local partners are hosting Wisdom2Action on March 24th, 2017. This outreach event will bring together diverse groups in addressing sexual violence experienced by Canadian youth.

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Jan 30, 2017

On April 6th, the Sandbox Summit will bring together stakeholders from all corners to facilitate cross-sectoral knowledge sharing and connection building across the child and youth serving sector.

Register for this interactive event now.

Jan 18, 2017

Celebrate the 20th annual Children the Heart of the Matter Conference! The conference will take place on February 17-18, 2017 at the Sheraton Guildford Hotel in Surrey, BC. A great lineup of keynote speakers and workshop presenters will be included. 

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Jan 18, 2017

The Canadian Conference on Promoting Healthy Relationships for Youths: Breaking Down the Silos in Addressing Mental Health & Violence will be February 15th-17th in London, Ontario.

Register now.

Jan 18, 2017

The Society for Children and Youth of BC presents Youth Art for Change: A Collective Showcase. Come celebrate the voices of youth on Wednesday, January 25th at The Beaumont Studios in Vancouver, BC.

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Dec 15, 2016

The Youth Ambassadors for Children First Canada have submitted a report to the Student Budget Consultation, calling on Minister Morneau and the federal government to invest in Canada's kids.

See the report


Nov 29, 2016

Canadian Pediatric Society is endorsing Reach Out and Read (ROAR), hosted by First Book Canada, to give 10,000 vulnerable kids 40,000+ books. Encourages Canadians to vote for funding.


Nov 28, 2016

Public Health Agency of Canada will have a list of upcoming events to celebrate the day and other kits and resources.
For more information go to:  http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/ncd-jne/index-eng.php

Nov 25, 2016

Girls Action Foundation presents Dreams to Reality: National Career Day

The National Career Day events will take place from November 14th to 30th, 2016.

Contact Karima Kadmiri, Local Programs Manager, at karima@girlsactionfoundation.ca or 1.888.948.1112

Nov 16, 2016

ECEBC (Early Childhood Educators BC) presents upcoming events: Positive Guidance (online course)

November 10-23

Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults

November 16-18

“Best Choices Ethics” Training

November 19th

Best Choices Modules 1,2

November 26t

LAM Program- Leadership, Administration, Managements Skills Program

Nov 13, 2016

Health Nexus Sante presents
Physical Activity and Early Childhood Online Training Module Testing

The Best Start Resource Centre is seeking individuals to review 2 online training modules related to physical activity for children 0-6.

The modules should take approximately an hour to complete followed by a 20 minute survey. Individuals who complete the field test will receive a $25 gift card. The field test will take place November 8-18, 2016.