BBC article – “Is the Western way of raising kids weird?”

2021 February. Kelly Oakes. BBC - (news web article): "Is the Western way of raising kids weird?"Expectations for sleep, togetherness, bed time, independence are different in different cultures. The key to thinking outside the Western box might be to remember…

KF Media Release: Indigenous teen denied addiction treatment by government agencies and police

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADAwww.KidsFirstCanada.org 604-291-0088 info@KidsFirstCanada.org Media release - 440 words Indigenous teen denied addiction treatment by government agencies and police Burnaby, BC - February 11, 2021 - A mother is pleading with BC government agencies and police…

2021 February – Video interview of BC mother battling government agencies and police who refuse to allow her to access health care for her minor son who is at extreme risk due to drug addiction.

Feb 10, 2021. Mother and H. Ward. Youtube - (web video): "Interview with mother battling BC government agencies to get medical treatment for addicted teen" Kids First President Helen Ward has been assisting the family and personally witnessed the behaviour…

A leading Canadian economist, Dr Michael Baker of the University of Toronto, special lecture on proposed Universal Child Care – pros and cons

INTRO TO DR BAKER AT 11:25 - listen to questions alsoDecember 18, 2020. Cate MacLeod. University of Toronto - (web article and video): "Video | A Universal Child Care Strategy: The View From Economics | The 2020 Morley Gunderson Lecture…

“MATURE MINOR” CONSENT laws and BC Infants Act: HELP FOR PARENTS

November 24, 2020Read and adapt this redacted letter to "health care providers" who allow minors to consent to or refuse health care without parental consent. Health care providers (in the BC Infants Act) includes anyone providing any therapy or preventative…

“Looking after your own child is work, and it’s honourable work and it’s essential work and it should be regarded as such” – Helen Ward

Kids First President Helen Ward quoted: Nov. 18, 2020. Alex Ballingall. The Star - article (web): "Ottawa considering tying provincial money for child care to a new set of national standards" See Kids First PDF copy for reference here NOTE…

Canadian Daycare Research

The "You Bet I Care!" research was done for the federal government. There were 4 studies released in about 2000. They were done by top daycare lobbyists. The reports contain reliable evidence of:- high vacancy rates (study 1)- inadequate quality…

Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes

KIDS FIRST PARENT ASSOCIATION OF CANADA http://www.kidsfirstcanada.org info@kidsfirstcanada.org Media release: BC parties’ daycare promises ignore majority of families, miss opportunity to earn votes Burnaby, BC - October 15, 2020 - BC’s political parties have missed the opportunity to earn votes…