Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Tue, 06/02/2009 by Canadian Scholarship Trust

Boost education savings with $10,800 in government grants

Boost education savings with $10,800 in government grants

It's never too early to start planning for your child's future post-secondary education, but with the rising cost of tuition fees, it's more important than ever for parents to start saving. Thanks to a new incentive from the Québec government, getting started is much easier.

Published on Wed, 05/27/2009 by Visa Canada

Summertime offers opportunity to teach kids money management skills

Summertime offers opportunity to teach kids money management skills

As the school year winds down, parents across Canada may start to dread the endless choruses of 'I’m bored' from their kids on summer holidays. While day camps, summer school, family trips or part-time jobs may be on the agenda, the break from the classroom offers unique opportunities to talk to middle or high school students about managing personal finances. Research indicates that over half of kids who talk about money management at home with their parents are more likely to be confident about saving money than those who do not.

Published on Wed, 04/15/2009 by Kellogg Canada

Kellogg's Encourages Families to Start Their Own Culture Club

Kellogg's Encourages Families to Start Their Own Culture Club

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Up to $10 off admission at participating cultural institutions with the Kellogg's Adventure Pass

Published on Thu, 03/05/2009 by APEX Public Relations

Kids in need deserve a chance to be good sports

Kids in need deserve a chance to be good sports

One in three Canadian families cannot afford to enroll their children in an organized sports program. Olympic gold medalist and women's hockey hero Cassie Campbell is on a mission to change those odds.

Published on Tue, 03/03/2009 by World Vision Canada

From Bonavista to Vancouver Island: Canadian teens apply for World Vision Youth Ambassador program

From Bonavista to Vancouver Island: Canadian teens apply for World Vision Youth Ambassador program

Six remarkable youth to be selected to travel to Tanzania as global advocates

MISSISSAUGA, Ont. (March 3, 2009) – With less than a month to go, hundreds of Canadian youth are getting ready to submit their applications in the hope of becoming a World Vision Youth Ambassador, a youth exchange program that teaches young Canadians how to make tangible differences for their peers in developing countries.

Published on Mon, 03/02/2009 by Public Health Agency of Canada

Healthy moms and babies: Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Healthy moms and babies: Tips for a healthy pregnancy

Dr. David Butler-Jones, Chief Public Health Officer, Public Health Agency of Canada

The months leading up to and during pregnancy are critical times for fetal health and development. By taking care of yourself during pregnancy, you are laying important groundwork for your child's future health as an infant, toddler and beyond. Knowing the basics about prenatal nutrition, physical activity, alcohol and tobacco use and emotional health will help you make good decisions about how to care for yourself before, during and after pregnancy.

Published on Thu, 02/05/2009 by Canadian Food Inspection Agency

Kid-Friendly Kitchen Safety

Kid-Friendly Kitchen Safety

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Cooking with kids is a great way to spend time together as a family, but did you know that most foodborne illness results from poor food handling at home? Your kitchen could be a high risk environment. Bacteria can thrive in food that is improperly stored or handled. Teaching kids about food safety is an important first step before cooking together in the kitchen. Reduce the risks by following these tips from Canada’s food safety experts.

Published on Wed, 02/04/2009 by Cowan & Company

Small Hands Make a Big Difference in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Small Hands Make a Big Difference in Fight Against Childhood Cancer

Every school day in Canada, ten children are diagnosed with cancer. With every devastating diagnosis hundreds of family members, friends and classmates feel overwhelmed and helpless. However, the Childhood Cancer Foundation – Candlelighters Canada (CCF) wants Canadians to know "Small hands can make a big difference" and is challenging Canadians big and small to use their hands to help the more than 10,000 children across Canada currently fighting cancer.

Published on Tue, 02/03/2009 by War Amps

Key tags will be mailed inNewfoundland/Labrador starting February 9th

Key tags will be mailed inNewfoundland/Labrador starting February 9th

WAR AMPS 2009 KEY TAGS TELL STORY BEHIND THE LOGO

NEWFOUNDLAND/LABRADOR, February 9, 2009 – When Newfoundland/Labrador residents receive their 2009 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn the story behind the logo of the Association's Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

Published on Thu, 01/22/2009 by War Amps

Key tags will be mailed in B.C. starting February 2nd

Key tags will be mailed in B.C. starting February 2nd

WAR AMPS 2009 KEY TAGS TELL STORY BEHIND THE LOGO

B.C., February 2, 2009 – When British Columbia residents receive their 2009 War Amps key tags starting this week, they will also learn the story behind the logo of the Association's Child Amputee (CHAMP) Program.

With the National War Memorial as the background, the logo depicts an amputee veteran flanked by amputee children. This tells the story of CHAMP, a program which provides artificial limbs, recreational devices and annual seminars that inform parents and allow amputee children to bond with each other.

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