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CIBC and CAW honoured for supporting vulnerable children
Canadian Feed The Children
Canadian Feed The Children recognizes CIBC and CAW union members on June 6, 2010 at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto from 6:30 to 9 pm for their support of vulnerable children.
Educational Survey Findings: Canadian parents ensure summer learning
Kumon Math & Reading Centres
A recent Ipsos-Reid survey found that Canadian parents are promoting summer learning activities that can be done as a family. Includes the top-five activities parents encourage with tips from educatio...
Educational Survey Findings: Reading -- The number one summer educational activity
Kumon Math & Reading Centres
A recent Ipsos-Reid survey found that reading is the top summer learning activity of families with high achieving children. Includes tips from educational specialist, Dr. Donna McGhie-Richmond, on how...
Educational Survey Findings: Social responsibility linked to good grades
Kumon Math & Reading Centres
A recent Ipsos-Reid educational survey has found a link between social responsibility and good grades for children in Canada.
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
Little Mosque stars stand up for children at Toronto Elvis fest
Canadian Feed The Children
'Little Mosque' stars Sheila McCarthy and Debra McGrath host a Tribute to Elvis fundraiser Friday, November 13 for Canadian Feed The Children in Toronto. Tickets are $100 per person and include a full...
Sex Information and Education Council of Canada Launches New Website
SIECCAN, The Sex Information and Education Council of Canada
Sex Information and Education Council of Canada Launches New Website
Smooth Transition from Summer to School
Colette Robicheau -- Organizing Consultant and Coach
Tips and techniques to make the back to school transition easier.

Sources Select Resources

Baby remains found in mass grave at ex-Irish orphanage
Al Jazeera
Remains of children ranging from new-born to three-years-old discovered in the sewers of a former children's home run by the Roman Catholic Church.
Children & Youth Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to children and youth in the Sources directory for the media.
Connexions Library: Education, Children Focus
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on education and children.
Criminalizing First-Graders
Arrested and Handcuffed for Tantrums
Brauchli, Christopher
All across the nation, schools have adopted draconian zero-tolerance policies that treat children like criminals and turn schools into prison-like environments.
The Decline of Play and Rise in Children's Mental Disorders
Gray, Peter
Psychology Today
Rates of depression and anxiety among young people in America have been increasing steadily for the past 50 to 70 years. Today, by at least some estimates, five to eight times as many high school and ...
Education Academics & Children Topic Index in Sources Directory of Experts
Spokespersons, Experts, and Resources
A subject guide to experts and spokespersons on topics related to education, academics, and children in the Sources directory for the media.
Web portal with sources of information about education and academia, including articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and imp...
John Holt: Homeschooling Pioneer and Visionary Progressive
Nall, Jeffrey
Toward Freedom
The stereotype of homeschooling as the haven for conservative, religious ideologues overshadows the movement's radically progressive roots. One of the movement's foremost pioneers, John Holt, was an e...
Legalizing Same-Sex Marriage: What is at Stake?
Spritzler, John
New Democracy
There are good people on either side of the same-sex marriage debate. Unfortunately, however, it has been one of the most divisive issues in society. Opponents of same-sex marriage perceive the other ...
Neill, A. S.
Connexipedia Article
Scottish progressive educator, author and founder of Summerhill school. (1883-1973).
On Handcuffed and Felonious Children
McElroy, Wendy
Arresting young children for a crayon drawing, not unlike the games of hangman we once all played, is the ultimate meaning and logic of Zero Tolerance. Zero tolerance involves the application of law i...
The other side of Gaza: Swimming, canoeing and 'trying' to be a child
Dekker, Stefanie
Al Jazeera
Here in Gaza, I want to tell this story. To show our audience a piece of a normal life, away from Hamas, or Israel's "terror" rhetoric, away from the diplomatic efforts, the political bargaining, away...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - September 10, 2016
Back to School
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Education - about the world, and about social change in particular - is a key element in the work that Connexions does. In this issue of Other Voices, we explore a few aspects of the ways in which edu...
Profit motives behind sexualization of 'tween girls
The sexualization of 'tween girls - those between the ages of 8 and 12 -- in pop culture and advertising is a growing problem fueled by marketers' efforts to create cradle-to-grave consumers.
Psychotherapist out of touch
Diemer, Ulli
Ulli Diemer
Touching and hugging are natural behaviour all over the world among people who like or love each other.
Sexuality and capitalism
The Italian Renaissance
Wilson, Colin
International Socialist Review
Revolutionary struggles against capitalism have raised, time and again, the issue of sexual liberation. Right at the start of capitalism, the English revolution of the 1640s and 1650s involved what hi...
Turning Children Into Consumers
Beder, Sharon
Children are naïve about advertising and can easily be manipulated and exploited by marketers to want and demand their products. Corporate marketers believe that over time they can be shaped into life...

Sources Bookshelf

Childhood Under Siege
How Big Business Ruthlessly Targets Children
Bakan, Joel
An exploration of the corporate manipulation and exploitation of children and childhood and society's (lack of) response.
Children, Adolescents and the Media
Strasburger, Victor C.; Wilson, Barbara J.; Jordan Amy B.
Provides comprehensive, research-oriented background to the developmental impact of the varied interactions children and adolescents have with the modern media.
Connexions Annual 1994
A Sourcebook of Social and Environmental Alternatives
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
Simultaneously a reference book and an introduction to the world of social and environmental alternatives. The bulk of the Annual is devoted to listings of grassroots groups. It also contains a series...
Social Determinants of Health
Canadian Perspectives
Raphael, Dennis (ed.)
The social determinants of health are summarized and analyzed by over 30 medical and social academics.


Calgary's Child
News and information about issues, classes, activities and support for families in Calgary and surrounding communities.
Capital Parent Newspaper
News for Ottawa-area parents.
For school-age children 6 to 9. Science, nature, stories, games, puzzles, comics.
Puzzles, games, stories for children 2 to 6.
City Parent (Oakville/Burlington)
Geared to parents of children up to 12 years. Advice, new products, arts and entertainment, travel, events listings, and features.
Fuel Magazine
General interest magazine for teen boys.
Green Teacher
For parents and teachers wanting to promote environmental awareness with young people.
Homemaker's Magazine
Recipes, health, and social issues.
Island Parent Magazine
To honour and support parents on Vancouver Island by providing a forum for the exchange of information, ideas and opinions.
J'aime Lire
Stories, games and comics for school-age children.
For parents with children from 5 to 12.
Kayak: Canada's History Magazine For Kids. Geared to 7-12 year olds. Includes comics, short articles, original games and jokes, designed to make discovering Canada and its stories fun and memorable.
Kids Creations
For children's clothes manufacturers and retailers.
Kids Tribute
Movie promotion magazine for children.
Children's entertainment.
kidsworld Magazine
An in-school Canadian magazine for students aged 9-12. Topics include: current events, Canadiana, science, popular culture, books, technology and puzzles.
A bilingual journal holding no rigid position on the definition of labour. The editorial board hopes to foster imaginative approaches to both teaching and research in labour studies through an open ex...
The Magazine
Entertainment for kids and teens. 132 page digest, filled with contests, comics, movies, TV, music, interviews, surveys and more.
Mon B‚b‚
Baby care information for new mothers.
Mon Enfant
Child care, development and parenting for children up to age 3.
New Internationalist
New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
Owl - Discovery Magazine for Kids
Educational and fun magazine for children from 2-14 years old. Science, facts, fiction, current events, puzzles, games, jokes, etc.
Paediatrics & Child Health
Official Journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society.
Pomme d'api Qu‚bec
For pre-schoolers.
Resource Links
The review and evaluation of Canadian resources for children and young adults. Includes news about award winning books, announcements about literary events, conferences & contests along with feature c...
Animation in all its forms with programming for pre-schoolers, kids, teens and families.
Today's Parent
Written for parents of young children.
Today's Parent Baby and Toddler
Child care, development and parenting for children up to age 3.
Today's Parent Newborn
A comprehensive guide for the first months with baby. Today's Parent Newborn encourages, supports and inspires those beginning the journey as parents of an infant. With how-to information and reassuri...
Treehouse TV
Commercial-free programming dedicated to pre-school kids and their caregivers. An interactive environment of songs, crafts and entertainment. Programming from Canada and around the world. Broadcast fr...
An entertainment network that provides a range of programming geared to young viewers. Includes cartoons, sitcoms, original productions, and dramas.
What's Up Kids?
Provides articles and information on safety, health, and literacy.
Whoa! Magazine
An offbeat entertainment magazine for kids including articles, games, jokes, contests and more.
YTV Canada
YTV's schedule is primarily children's programming, with target audiences ranging from pre-schoolers to young adults. While it produces or commissions a substantial portion of its programming, YTV als...

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