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MCF Newsletter Vol 5 June 2010

MCF Newsletter Vol 5 (Jun 2010)

The children of Kamloops are important to everyone… 

The work to develop a Children’s Charter of Rights is well underway and our goal of launching the community Charter on International Children’s Day (Nov 20) will be attained! Submissions from children expressing their rights in words or pictures have been collected from schools, and submissions from other groups are being collected over the first part of the summer. Thanks to our enthusiastic advisory committee and valued partners, the process has been a fast and exciting one. In the words of a 6 year old from Lloyd George Elementary, every child needs “love and carrots, grapes and water...and strawberries too.”

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Posted On: June 21, 2010 | Read full post »

MCF Newsletter Vol 4 March 2010

MCF Newsletter Vol 4 (Mar 2010)

2010...up and running:

Hi everyone, 2010 is well underway and spring is here already! We have already accomplished a lot this year and have some great new projects in the works. Read on for more information on how we launched our year and for some of the exciting things yet to come.

We try hard to find new ways for parents and caregivers to get the information they need and to stay informed about all the things going on in our community. To do this better, we’ve relaunched our website with a whole new look. If you haven’t already, check it out at for up to date information. If you notice anything missing or out of date, please contact Sue Lissel to make changes. We’re also on Twitter! Follow us at www.twitter/mcfkamloops. This is the place where we post links to other websites, current events going on in Kamloops and other good information we think might be useful...

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Posted On: March 21, 2010 | Read full post »

MCF Newsletter Vol 3 Dec 09

MCF Newsletter Vol 3 Dec 09

A Year in Review:

Hi everyone, what a productive year! We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of our committee members for their contribution towards making our community a great place to grow up. We are a community driven initiative and our members' dedication, time and efforts make our work possible. Thank you everyone. We look forward to continuing with our work on behalf of young children and their families in 2010 in new and innovative ways. ...

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Posted On: December 21, 2009 | Read full post »

MCF Newsletter Vol 2 Sept 09

MCF Newsletter Vol 2 Sept 09

Summer Update:

Hi everyone! We hope you enjoyed the hot summer weather and were able to take a little time off to rejuvenate yourselves! Summer is definitely a bit quieter around the Make Children First office with many of our committees on hiatus, which gives us some extra time toget organized for an exciting and busy Fall that is almost upon us. Check out the list of events we've been planning for.

Upcoming Events:

  • Sept 12—Children's Art Festival
  • Sept 15—KIB Health Fair
  • Sept 20—Healthy Living Expo
  • Sept 23—Raise A Reader Campaign Day
  • Oct 15-16—Healthy Living in Smaller Communities Workshop
  • Oct 15-17—Starting Out Right Early Conference—Nelson
  • Oct 22-23—Cities Fit for Children Conference—Langley BC
  • Nov 16-18—Pan Canadian Conference of Children's Development —Winnipeg
  • Nov 13 & 14—Gabor Mate—When The Body Says No Workshops
  • Nov 20—International Children's Day
Posted On: September 21, 2009 | Read full post »

The Business of Kids - Globe & Mail Article

On Mon. June 29, 2009 an article in the Globe and Mail was published titled "The Business of Kids Inc." by Daniel Trefler which discusses the ROI (return on investment) when investing in Kids. The results of one clinical trial gave a ROI of 9.0%. Trefler goes on to point out that despite these incredible returns the Canadian Government "simply doesn't appreciate the value of investing in children" with only 0.2% of its GDP going to early childhood initiatives. Trefler also discusses the common arguments against spending on kids and disputes these arguments with references to other studies.

To read the full article go to: The Business of Kids Inc.

Posted On: August 14, 2009 | Read full post »