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Manitoba Child Care Association’s Directors Conference

Participants will learn strategies for managing organizational conflict, communicating effectively, and providing feedback. They will also have an opportunity to discuss employee engagement and reflect on the importance of letting staff know that they are valued. Find out more and register now!

Canada 150: What is Happening Around Canada

The Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF) is celebrating Canada’s 150 with its 150 Stories project, publishing one story per week for 150 weeks. 150 Stories pays tribute to Canada‘s diversity, democratic principles and multiculturalism by telling the stories of remarkable Canadian individuals, organizations, initiatives and historic events. People can submit their stories-and read those selected for publication–by visiting the CRRF website.

Canada 150: Activity Ideas for Families

Not all Canada 150 activities require leaving your TV and computer. To celebrate Canada’s 150th, the History channel has unveiled a series of digital short videos titled Thank You, Canada, reflecting our historical successes, milestones and inventions–from the snowmobile to maple syrup. They’ll be rolling out from now until July 1, and they are available for viewing online. The CBC website also has a fun and educational resource on what life was like for Canadian kids 150 years ago.

Canada 150: Activity Ideas for Programs

From sensory play, to preschool activities, to crafts, live it ALL IN has created a guide to Canada 150 Activities. These activities cover most of the developmental areas and offer some great ideas to involve the children in our nation’s 150th birthday.

Helping Children Build Emotional Literacy

Children are sensitive to the world around them. Depending on situations at home or in the community, they may arrive at your program each day feeling a range of emotions—including angry, anxious or sad. These emotional states aren’t effective for learning. In this four-minute video from the Teaching Channel you’ll learn techniques used by educators to help children identify their mood, calm their body and change their state of mind.

Canada 150: What is Happening Around Canada

This year, Canada Games, our country’s largest multi-sport event for young athletes will celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. From July 28 to August 31, Winnipeg will be hosting the event, featuring 16 sports, over 250 events and a major cultural festival. The 2017 Canada Games will welcome over 4,000 athletes and coaches, and more than 20,000 visitors. Co-hosts for the games will be the Manitoba Metis Federation, whose traditional lands and waters these Games will be held upon, as well as the many Elders and Grandmothers that have provided the Host Society with cultural guidance. Find out more about this year’s event by clicking here.

Canada 150: Activity Ideas for Families

Volunteering transforms the lives of the people who volunteer and the people that benefit–it is also a great way for immigrant families to meet new people and get involved in their communities. To celebrate the 150th Anniversary of Canada, The Canada 150 for 150 Volunteer Challenge invites people across the country to give as much as 150 hours of volunteer time in 2017 in celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Sign up to track your hours, share your stories and hear about what others across the country are doing to meet the Challenge.

Canada 150: Activity Ideas for Programs

Help the newcomer families in your program plant roots in Canada with a tree. Thanks to a Tree Canada grant, Tree to our Nature, Canada 150 Legacy Program is offering community groups, families and individuals the opportunity to volunteer to plant trees! Look up local community events to find a tree planting event near you!

Canada 150: What is Happening Around Canada

Vancouver is focusing Canada 150 celebrations on inclusiveness of the indigenous people–those who have been in Canada since before any settlers set foot on the land. With direction from Vancouver’s Urban Aboriginal Peoples Advisory Committee (UAPAC), celebrations have been branded asd “Canada 150+” and will strive to represent pre-colonization history and look to the future of all communities, and present Vancouver as a City of Reconciliation that reflects and recognizes Indigenous peoples and cultures. To find out more, visit the Canada 150+ website.

Canada 150: Activity Ideas for Families

Shaw Canada’s Canada 150 initiative will grant 150 birthday wishes that celebrate the people and organizations making Canada a better place for kids. One of these initiatives is the Shaw Newcomer Pass Program. Shaw has partnered with Kids Up Front Canada to bring 20,000 new Canadians to world class events over the next two years. Kids Up Front works with a variety of registered community service agencies to distribute the tickets fairly and efficiently to tens of thousands of children each year. This program will provide unique opportunities for newcomer families by connecting them to arts, culture and sports. Contact a Kids up Front office to find out which community service agency partners are in your area and how families can take advantage of this program.