Upcoming Events

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.

Visit the website

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.

Find out more

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. 

Learn more

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.

Nov 13, 2016

The Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute is offering the following in-person public workshops:

Understanding Mental Illness in Children and Youth

Nov 15, 2016

Award-winning facilitators and Co-Authors of “The Smiling Mask – Truths about Postpartum Depression
and Parenthood” and “Behind the Mask – Trust, Adjust and Transform your Life!” Carla O’Reilly and Elita Paterson provide awareness, acceptance and understanding of Postpartum difficulties. Event is free. All welcome. Door prizes.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 5:30pm-8:30pm
MNCFN Community Centre
659 New Credit Rd (Building #4) Hagersville, ON

Nov 13, 2016

EXPERIENCES CANADA 150&ME YOUTH PARTICIPANTS. If you are between the ages of 14 and 19, have a passion for Canada and want to help shape your country’s future, then Experiences Canada 150&Me is for you! 

Nov 14, 2016

National Speaker Series on Investing in Kids in partnership with the Economic Club of Canada (Toronto)
November 16th, 2016 (11:30am- 1:30pm)
November 17t, 2016 (11:30am-1:30pm)

Canada ranks 17th globally for the wellbeing of children, and drop to 27th place for child health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it. The Economic Club of Canada in partnership with Children First

Canada presents a lunch engagement to discuss this important topic.

Nov 13, 2016

"Attending to Language Barriers in Child Welfare Service Provision from the Perspective of Frontline Workers" by Dr. Sarah Maiter, York University, Toronto on November 17, 2016, 1:00 PM