Children’s First Canada has released some excellent resources to brief Canadians on some of the pressing issues facing children in Canada today. Download their election toolkit and read more about Children’s First Canada and their resources here: https://www.childrenfirstcanada.com/
The Families in Canada Conference 2019 is being held Tuesday, October 8 at the Markin MacPhail Centre, Winsport in Calgary, Alberta. This unique and inclusive conference brings together people with lived experience and diversity who study, serve and support families locally and nationally.
For more information and to register, please follow this link: Families in Canada 2019
This is a really interesting initiative that is starting at the neighbourhood level and working its way up. Some good lessons here. Please have a look at their website: https://www.edmonton.ca/programs_services/for_communities/abundant-community-edmonton.aspx
Neighbour Day is coming in Calgary next month, and the City of Calgary has a website dedicated to helping communities put together an event at the website below.
Started after the 2013 floods, Neighbour Day has evolved into an annual celebration of events and activities that draw neighbours, neighbourhoods and communities closer together. It definitely fits within the ideals and objectives of strong natural supports.
Please follow the link below to find out more information about how you can plan your Neighbour Day activity!
The Tamarack is offering some really interesting learning opportunities for people interested in community building and development. Listed below are links to learn more!
WEBINAR | Caring, Celebration and Community: https://bit.ly/2JOgXxv
April 9, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
WEBINAR | Principles and Practices of Asset-Based Community Development: https://bit.ly/2TJimoG
April 30, 2019 | 1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT
Healthy Neighbourhoods, Healthy Cities - MAY 28-30 | EDMONTON, AB
This workshop will gather together Canada’s premier community development leaders and neighbourhood practitioners to explore the use of Asset-Based Community Development (ABCD) and leading neighbourhood revitalizing techniques.
This should be a great event if you happen to be in the Calgary area.
Program and event information can be found here: https://research4kids.ucalgary.ca/child-health-research-symposium-and-achris-10th-anniversary-celebration
Wow, what a neat (and deserved) honour! Dr. Tough, one of the principal investigators of the Connections First project, was recognized by the United Nations on International Women’s Day as one of 100 women around the world whose work is being celebrated by the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition For Change (GICC).
When interviewed in New York City upon receipt of her award, Suzanne was asked about her work in helping address some of the world’s biggest problems when it comes to families and children: “When communities are thriving, nothing happens. Children are healthy and able to learn, violence and addiction are reduced, and neighborhoods are safe and supportive. In a crisis-driven world, there are obstacles for the investments that support ‘nothing happening. Our work has sought to address this by sharing compelling research with decision makers and responding to their needs for evidence.”
We’re glad you’re on the Connections First team Suzanne! Congratulations again.