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Webinar: Helping Syrian Refugee Children Cope

The Syrian refugee children you work with may be coping with mental health challenges as a result of trauma. This webinar provides information on how to talk to children about the difficulties they may be experiencing. Learn which symptoms may require mental health referral and which are likely to subside once a stable home and community supports are in place.


Canada 150: What is Happening in Our Programs

In honour of Canada 150, Afghan Women’s Organization in Mississauga made 150 cards for the Trillium Foundation to be distributed among the children and parents at the Pediatric Unit and Kid’z Clinic. Everyone took part in the work– from the six month old infants to the four year old preschoolers. The site supervisor then turned the art into a book. We are sure these personalized works of art brightened the lives of many families. Click here to see the finished products.

CMAS Salutes Canada 150

Our country is celebrating its 150th birthday and CMAS wants everyone join in the celebrations. For the next few months, we will be highlighting ideas for our programs and the newcomer families they serve to get involved. We will also showcase events happening around the country. If your program is doing anything special to mark the occasion, we would love to hear about it.

June 20th is World Refugee Day!

On June 20th, Canadians commemorated the strength, courage and perseverance of millions of refugees and showed support for families forced to flee in events across the country


June 27 is Canadian Multiculturalism Day

Canadian Multiculturalism Day is an opportunity to celebrate our diversity and our commitment to democracy, equality and mutual respect. We also celebrate the contributions of the various multicultural groups and communities of Canadian society. This year, to mark the 150th anniversary of Confederation, the day will be even more spectacular. There will be activities in many communities and live performances in three Canadian cities showcasing well-known artists from different cultural communities.

Developing Physical Literacy in Children

How do you help a child develop skills in physical activity? What can you do to increase their motivation, competency and confidence in this area? Like most other areas of development, physical literacy is fostered by setting up a rich, stimulating environment indoors and outdoors and being an active role model. This site will teach you how to help children develop physical literacy through active play.

Canada 150: Activity Ideas for Programs

Join the Canada 150 Play List to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday. Here is the ultimate list of physical activities to get you moving – 150 sports and pursuits that define the Canadian land and people, from sledge hockey to lacrosse to snow shoveling and more. Get out there, try as many as you can, and track your activities online to earn points and a chance to win prizes!

Webinar: New Guidelines for Introducing Peanuts to Babies

According to the latest research, early exposure to peanut products can dramatically reduce a baby’s chance of becoming allergic. In response to this research there are new guidelines on introducing peanuts to babies. To help you understand the new guidelines Food Allergy Canada hosted a webinar with Dr. Julia Upton: New Guidelines for Introducing Peanut to Babies: What do they mean?

National Aboriginal Day

Learn more about National Aboriginal Day and find ideas for celebrating!

CNC in Action: A Reggio-inspired Program

Inspiration and knowledge can come from anywhere. This is especially true at Immigrant Services Society of BC (ISSofBC), where each child is encouraged to follow their curiosities and construct their own learning through an approach to child care influenced by The Reggio Emilia Philosophy.