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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 »

MCF Newsletter Vol 1 Apr 09

MCF Newsletter Vol 1 Apr 09

Hi everyone! For those of you I haven't yet met, I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and give you an update on Make Children First. I will be completing quarterly newsletters like this to keep you all up to date.

My husband and I moved to Kamloops from Alberta two years ago and I have been looking for work like this ever since. I have a broad educational base in health and physical education and a social/health research background. My community development experience comes largely from my volunteer commitments working to increase the opportunities for girls and women to be physically active throughout the province of Alberta.

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