Families, Parenting and Children

Published on Wed, 02/04/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Will you be my green Valentine?

Will you be my green Valentine?

Have roses, boxed sweets and fancy dinners not been doing much for your latest attempts to woo your love? With glaring reminders of cupid’s day at every retailer in sight, it is easy to lose sight of Valentine’s true meaning and “buy” your way through whole ordeal. But if you (or your loved one) beg to differ from the usual fare, try adding some creativity to your celebrations. Here are three non-clichéd ideas to celebrate your Valentine’s Day:

For the love of birds

Published on Tue, 02/03/2015 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

Research aims to help young women diagnosed with breast cancer

(CIHR) Alicia Tait was among the 22,700 Canadian women who were diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009. Two years ago, Alicia sat in a meeting room with a group of funders and researchers and shared her experience of being diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 23.  She hoped to provide them with a better understanding of what women like her experience.

Published on Fri, 01/23/2015 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Celebrate Family Literacy Day this January

Celebrate Family Literacy Day this January

Family Literacy Day is a national awareness initiative created by ABC Life Literacy Canada in 1999 and held annually on January 27th to raise awareness of the importance of reading and engaging in other literacy-related activities as a family.

Published on Mon, 01/12/2015 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature

Beat the New Year blues by taking time for nature       

Published on Wed, 12/10/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

Spend Less and Give More This Holiday Season

3 ways to spend less and give more this holiday season

Published on Tue, 11/25/2014 by Canadian Institutes of Health Research

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

C.A.R.E. for Dementia Caregivers

A growing number of Canada’s ageing baby boomers are providing care for a spouse or parent with dementia. But these family caregivers often lack the support they need to avoid becoming patients themselves.

Published on Wed, 10/29/2014 by Nature Conservancy of Canada - English

Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species

Have a fearless Halloween this year by shedding light on nature’s spooky species

With Halloween in our midst, it’s hard to miss the décor, costumes and embellishments that use spiders to evoke a spooky aesthetic.  But does the spider truly deserve this creepy reputation? You may have caught wind of a viral YouTube prank that captures a pint-sized dog wearing a realistic spider costume as it chases spooked prankees away.  Many cited the mutant-like spider-dog as “cute” and he quickly become an internet sensation.

Published on Tue, 10/14/2014 by ABC Life Literacy Canada

Family Fun for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween

Family Fun for a SPOOK-tacular Halloween

(Toronto, ON – October 14, 2014) – Halloween isn’t just about dressing up and trick-or-treating – it’s also a great opportunity to learn together as a family!

Kids love Halloween and spooky things. ABC Life Literacy Canada offers these tips, tricks and treats for the whole family to enjoy in the days leading up to Halloween.

Published on Tue, 09/16/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Talking to your teen about smoking

Talking to your teen about smoking

September 16, 2014

Make no mistake about it – cigarettes are a deadly and highly addictive drug. The fact that they are also legal makes them all the more dangerous. Technically, it is illegal in many regions for anyone under 19 to buy cigarettes, but this doesn’t stop many teens from getting hold of cigarettes. Your best defence is to understand the roots of teenage smoking and be an informed and positive role model.

Tips and tools you can use

Published on Wed, 09/10/2014 by Shepell·fgi (E)

Bullying: tips to prevent and how to help

Bullying: tips to prevent and how to help

September 10, 2014

Whether you are concerned about bullying in the workplace or want to combat bullying in schools, there are some creative and effective tactics you can use. These include preventive measures to reduce the likelihood of bullying behaviour, to defend against the actions of established bullies, and to help to heal the scars caused by bullying.

Tips to prevent bullying

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