ECEBC and CCCF National Conference Keynote Speakers Webinar
Date(s) - Jun 8, 2019
9:30 am - 11:30 am
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The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) and the Canadian Child Care Federation are partnering with Child Care Resource and Referral Programs of BC (CCRR) to bring you this exciting training where you will have the opportunity to view the recordings of keynote speakers Dr. Cindy Blackstock and Tove Mogstad Slinde from the ECEBC and CCCR National conference.
Spirit Bear’s Plan and Jordan’s Principle
Since confederation, public services for First Nations children and families have fallen significantly short of what other Canadians receive. This injustice needs to end and Spirit Bear’s Plan will do just that.
Jordan River Anderson from Norway House Cree Nation in Manitoba was born with multiple disabilities and stayed in the hospital from birth leaving his family in limbo while the provincial and federal governments argued about which branch should pay for his at-home care. Jordan stayed in the hospital until he passed away at the age of 5.
The House of Commons passed Jordan’s Principle in memory of Jordan. Jordan’s Principle is a legal obligation, which means it has no end date. It’s a commitment that First Nations children will receive the products, services and supports they need when they need them. – Dr. Cindy Blackstock
Learning from Norway
Norway has a universal system of learning and child care for all children and families. They have policies to better reach vulnerable children and increase social diversity in ECEC. Government policies are in place for social equity, access, affordability and reducing cultural barriers to participation in ECEC. How did Norway do it? What does it look like today? What have the challenges been? And what lessons can Canada learn?
- Administration and Communication
- Child Growth and Development
- Child Health and Wellbeing
- Curriculum/Program Development
- Early Care and Education
- Family Support
- Professional Ethics & Practice
Suitable for all early learning professionals.
Professional Development Certificate
Professional Development Certificate Credit Hours
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Registration Contact Phone Number
604-931-3400 ext. 0
Dr. Cindy Blackstock and Tove Mogstad Slinde
Dr. Cindy Blackstock is the executive director of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and professor in the School of Social Work, McGill University. Tove Mogstad Slinde is a senior adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of Education and Research in the Department of Kindergartens and Schools. From 2012 to 2018 she has been chair of the Network on Early Childhood Education Care in Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).