This report was established by CATCH in 2008 Its goal is to highlight those issues effecting young children's health in the Central Okanagan.
Each issue is released annually on or near National Child Day, November 20th.
National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.
For more information on National Child Day and Canada's involvement you can go here.
For 2015 we had a community dialogue on the topic of how to influence policy to benefit families with young children.
Guest panelists were:
- Norah Bowman - OC Political Science Professor
- Michelle Kam - City of Kelowna Sustainability Coordinator (will focus on municipal government areas)
- Kelly L'Hirondelle - Executive Director - Metis Community Services Society of BC
- Menno Salverda - PhD Candidate - Community Development and former CATCH Manager
Guest Panelists were asked to speak briefly to:
- What has worked, what has not?
- How can we advocate more effectively for children and families?
- How can we improve collaboration with policy makers/government? What is our role? What is theirs?
- How do we work with/engage governments including politicians, policy makers and leaders to increase accountability?
We also had a short discussion guide on the Role of Government
modified from First Call election toolkits.
For 2013 we have a list of our sources used here.
For 2012 resources we have:
For the National Child Day video that was played at our 2010 release event you can click here. For other useful links to organisations around National Child Day click here.
- The Regional District of the Central Okanagan letter to announce National Child Day.
- The City of Kelowna contributions on how they help Early Childhood Development.
- The District of West Kelowna contributions on how they help Early Childhood Development
- The District of Peachland contributions on how they help Early Childhood Development.
- The District of Lake Country contributions on how they help Early Childhood Development.