Add your voice
Collectively, Canadians have the power to influence government decisions and improve the lives of children.
CHSF is pleased to support the advocacy of Children First Canada
Urging the Government of Canada to act without delay to protect the rights of children. Please join our efforts by signing the Raising Canada Call to Action.
Sign the Raising Canada Call to Action to urge the federal government to tackle the top 10 threats to childhood and mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on children.
Learn More: https://childrenfirstcanada.org/
We call on Canadians to join our efforts by signing the Raising Canada Call to Action at childrenfirstcanada.org
Together, we can make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up.
WE NEED A DEDICATED SCHOOL FUND TO
#NOURISH KIDS NOW
INVEST IN SCHOOL FOOD
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed that school food is an essential public good, just like K-12 education and healthcare. Everyone needs access to good food to be healthy, particularly children and youth, and we need strong and resilient food systems to keep us safe.
Invest in school food is a grassroots campaign that is calling on the federal government to make a cost-shared investment in healthy, universal school food programs, which would build on the investments of our provinces, municipalities and communities.
Add you voice and tell your local Member of Parliament (MP), Prime Minister Trudeau, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Freeland, that school food is important, and dedicated funding is needed now.
The Canadian Home and School Federation
Every day in education settings, teachers and school staff positively impact the lives of millions of children every day, and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
Teacher / Staff Appreciation Week (TSAW) was initiated by the Canadian Home and School Federation in 1988.
The purpose of this week is to encourage parents and the wider community to recognize the personal and professional contributions that our teachers and school staff make to children and their education.
Every school has dedicated staff members. TSAW lets them know they are appreciated and that parents want to work with them on the same team!
Learn more about Teacher and Staff Appreciation Week by visiting the TSAW page here...... link
2021 TSAW Resources
Poster Remind everyone about TSAW by using our promotional flyer.
Certificate Have the Home and School/Parent Group President sign and present our ready-made appreciation certificate.
Resources for Families
Talking to Kids About the Coronavirus
By the Child Mind Institute
News of COVID-19 is everywhere, from the front page of all the papers to the playground at school. Many parents are wondering how to bring up the epidemic in a way that will be reassuring and not make kids more worried than they already may be. Here is some advice from the experts at the Child Mind Institute.
How to Talk to Kids and Teens About the Coronavirus
By Psychology Today
Even if children and teens don’t appear to be following COVID-19 news carefully, it is likely that they are absorbing the information and stress from adults. They are hearing about it from friends and making their own inferences about what it all means. Rather than leave this education up to siblings, the media, or friends, you play an important role in helping children and teens better understand what’s happening and help them manage their own related worries or anxiety.
The Canadian Home and School Federation (CHSF) is a national organization representing provincial Home and School Federations and parent groups including provincial school council associations. As such is the only organization linking provincial parent groups across Canada on issues of common national interest in public education.
The Canadian Home and School Federation is a national, non-profit and non-partisan umbrella organization for provincial affiliates, Home and School Federations, representing parents committed to improving the quality of education available to their children.
Vision: Excellence in public education of all Canadian children and youth.
Mission: The Canadian Home and School Federation, the national voice of parents, promotes excellence in public education as well as the social well being of children and youth.
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