The Aboriginal Resources and Services Portal provides a window to vast and rich collections of resources created by or about Aboriginal peoples in Canada from private and government sources, digital copies of these works, virtual exhibitions, finding aids and other tools to locate material. A good source for background information. The site also features a directory of Aboriginal authors, artists, illustrators, newspapers, library and archival communities, and much more.
The Cultures West magazine is published in collaboration with our members and community partners. Each edition focuses on a different topic in the area of migration, immigrant settlement or diversity and inclusion. The Cultures West includes feature articles, stories and member achievements. Please note, due to funding limitations AMSSA is no longer producing the Cultures West magazine, but this link will take you to the issue archive.
The Canadian Association for Young Children (CAYC) was granted its Federal Charter in 1974. To this day, the CAYC is the only national association specifically concerned with the well being of children, birth through age nine – at home, in preschool settings and at school.
Members of this multi-disciplinary association include parents, teachers, caregivers, administrators, students and all those wishing to share ideas and participate in activities related to the education and welfare of young children.
The CICH Profile evaluates and summarizes data on the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth through graphs, tables and commentaries covering a broad range of health indicators. The online Profile is a living battery of information as well as an educational resource and vehicle for knowledge translation related to both child health and data collection and analysis.
Profiles are in the form of different topic modules which are developed and launched on a regular basis with information being updated as new data (e.g. Census, Community Health Survey) is released and made publicly available.
The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a charitable organization that is a coalition of over 50 national and provincial NGOs committed to promoting and protecting children's rights in Canada and abroad.
The CYCABC is an organization of Child and Youth Care (CYC) practitioners established to represent and promote professional practice of CYC in British Columbia and the broad spectrum of service delivery to children, youth, families and communities.
The Childwatch International Research Network is a global, non-profit, nongovernmental network of institutions that collaborate in child research for the purpose of promoting child rights and improving children’s well-being around the world. It was founded in 1993 as a response from the research community to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, an instrument for changing the focus of research and for ensuring that the perspectives of children are heard. The Convention is the basis for the Network’s common agenda.
Established in 1994, CWLC is a national, membership-based charitable organization dedicated to promoting the safety and well-being of young people and their families, especially those who are vulnerable and marginalized. We advocate for and promote legislation, policy, research, programs, and services that address the underlying causes of precarity and trauma. We convene leaders, organizations, researchers, governments, and people with lived experience to learn and improve our practices.
Families Canada is formerly known as the Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs (FRP Canada). Families Canada supports its 500+ member organizations and front-line professionals to be their best. Families Canada ensures that family support centres organizations have the tools, training and resources they need to do excellent work in a cost-effective manner.
Family Service Canada is a national not-for-profit organization that promotes learning and the exchange of expertise through the dynamic relationships between executive leaders of family serving organizations in Canada.
FICE-International was founded in 1948 under the patronage of UNESCO in Trogen (Switzerland). It maintains contacts with UNESCO, UNICEF, Council of Europe and ECOSOC. It is also a member of the UN-NGO-Group on the Rights of the Child and member of ENSACT.
First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition is a non-partisan coalition of 108 provincial and regional organizations who have united their voices to put children and youth first in BC through public education, community mobilization, and public policy advocacy.
The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) is a collaborative, interdisciplinary research network, based at the School of Population and Public Health at the University of British Columbia. HELP’s unique partnership brings together many scientific viewpoints to address complex early child development (ECD) issues. HELP connects researchers and practitioners from communities and institutions across BC, Canada and internationally.
The main objectives of ICYCN are (primarily through the internet and electronic media) – “to promote and facilitate reading, learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families in difficulty.”
The International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) is a unique hybrid organization: part non-governmental organization (NGO), part academic institution, located in Victoria, British Columbia (BC), focused on social innovation with and for children and youth.
LDAC is a national, non-profit organization founded in 1963 and incorporated in 1971. The organization works with and supports the provincial and territorial associations as the national voice for persons with learning disabilities and those who support them.
The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is the largest nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting individuals and families affected by eating disorders. NEDA supports individuals and families affected by eating disorders, and serves as a catalyst for prevention, cures and access to quality care.
Links to reports and publications from the office of Representative for Children and Youth. The Representative supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child-serving system, provides oversight to the Ministry of Children and Family Development and advocates for improvements to the child-serving system.
UNICEF’s mission is to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential. UNICEF is guided in doing this by the provisions and principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.