First Call’s 2014 BC Child Poverty Report Card

First Call has released BC’s annual report card on child poverty. It found that one in five BC children live in poverty. Disappointingly, this is the same rate as when First Call started tracking child poverty rates nearly two decades ago. In fact, since 1989, there has been an increase in BC’s child poverty rate […]

Nurturing Resilience across Cultures and Contexts

When treating children, youth and families who have experienced poverty, violence, marginalization, or psychological trauma, the focus is often too narrowly placed on individual complex needs and problems. This workshop, which will be held on February 20th from 8:30AM – 4:00PM at the Shadbolt Centre, will present a strengths-focused model of intervention that draws on the potential […]

Stay Safe from Online Sexual Exploitation: A Guide for Young People

All children and young people, regardless of their background or where they live, can be at risk of online sexual exploitation. Although there are various ways children and young people can be abused and exploited, this guide focuses on online commercial sexual exploitation. To better inform children and young people about online sexual exploitation, ECPAT […]