Research & Advocacy

See below for further information on Research & Advocacy services.

Success by 6®

Success By 6® is an early childhood development initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps to ensure that children ages 0 to 6 develop the emotional, social, cognitive, and physical skills they need as they enter school. Funded programs include literacy, nutrition, children's play, parenting and family skills development.

Website: http://www.successby6bc.ca

Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers (HOP)

Funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, the goal of this project is to implement and evaluate an environment-based physical activity and motor development intervention for family child care called Healthy Opportunities for Preschoolers (HOP).

Website: http://education2.uvic.ca/Faculty/temple/pages/ho.htm

BC Council for Families

The BC Council for Families works to strengthen and support family relationships, whatever they look like. By strengthening and supporting families through information, education, research and advocacy, we believe we can reduce the risks for families and prevent problems before they start.

Website: www.bccf.bc.ca

Centre for Early Childhood Research and Policy – University of Victoria

The aim of REACH is to contribute new knowledge about biological and ecological determinants of the survival, development, and well-being of infants and young children in diverse geographical, social and cultural contexts. REACH is affiliated with the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP).

Website: www.reach.uvic.ca

First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition

A non-partisan, province-wide coalition of individuals and organizations who come together to mobilize British Columbians to work together to ensure our children and youth have the rights, opportunities and resources required to achieve their full potential. We believe all children and youth in BC should have first call on society’s resources.

Website: www.firstcallbc.org

Representative for Children and Youth

The representative for Children and Youth supports children, youth and families who need help in dealing with the child welfare system, and advocates for changes to the system itself.

Phone toll free: 1-800-476-3933
Website: www.rcybc.ca

Society for Children and Youth of BC (SCY)

The Society for Children and Youth of BC is a unique provincial non-profit advocacy organization dedicated to improving the well-being of children and youth. Using the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) as a foundation, SCY has a track record of creating and delivering programs that have motivated change in legislation, policy, and practice in Canada.

Website: www.scyofbc.org

PCEC "1000 X 5" Children’s Book Recycling Project
The PCEC “1000 X 5” Children’s Book Recycling Project was started in April 2008. Through this initiative, gently-used children’s picture books are collected from the community. The books are delivered to our collection depot where they are screened for suitability, counted, labelled, sorted, and bagged for distribution to young children (birth-5 years) and their families.

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