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Children and Youth - Bible for Children and Youth A young person’s decisions and spiritual formation can shape the rest of their lives. Their energy and growing understanding provide exciting opportunities for learning, growing in spiritual awareness and faith, and living out that faith. However, children and youth are particularly vulnerable to mistreatment and exploitation by peers, family members and those in positions of responsibility.

Children and youth are a gift entrusted to the care of parents, supported by their extended family and surrounding community. Parents, caregivers and church communities have the privilege of leading children and youth to know God, and to understand and navigate the world around them. Children and youth can be more vulnerable because of their age and stage of development, so it is especially important to care for them and promote their well-being.
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Media releases

Launch of Young Adult Transition Research Study

A major new Canadian study is now underway looking at Christian young adults&rsquo...

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EFC Launches Innovative Youth-Focused "Love Is Moving" Ministry

RICHMOND HILL, ON – The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC) welcomes the...

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Articles

Protect children from pornography: Experts on Bill S-203

A Senate committee held its first meeting to review Bill S-203 on April 21. The bill...

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Conversion therapy ban - Three questions on Bill C-6

Bill C-6 passed its second vote in the House of Commons and was then studied by a...

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Podcasts

Not Done Yet: Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults - Part 1 Interview

The EFC Virtual Book Club discusses Beth Seversen's book Not Done Yet: Reaching and...

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Beth Seversen on Reaching and Keeping Unchurched Emerging Adults Part 2

The EFC Virtual Book Club discusses Beth Seversen&#39;s book <em>Not Done Yet...

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Outgoing letters

In support of Bill C-219 penalty for sexual exploitation

The EFC supports this bill to increase the penalty for sexual exploitation of a young...

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Letter to Ontario Minister of Children and Youth Services

Bill 89 became law June 1, 2017. This letter expressed concern about how it changes...

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Research

Canadian Evangelical Family Faith Formation Study

Children and youth can be more vulnerable because of their age and stage of development, so it is especially important to care for them and promote their well-being.

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Renegotiating Faith: Young Adult Transition Research

Children and youth can be more vulnerable because of their age and stage of development, so it is especially important to care for them and promote their well-being.

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Videos

A prayer for Christian leaders | By youth & youth leaders

Youth and youth leaders across Canada pray for Christian leaders of denominations...

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Government

Submission on Pornography Platform Accountability

Porn sites that profit from sexual abuse and exploitation must be held accountable. Feb. 2021 submission to the Parliamentary Ethics Committee.

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Bill C-6 to Ban Conversion Therapy

The government bill to ban conversion therapy proposes an overly broad definition that needs to be amended. It's now to be studied by a Senate committee.

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Documents

Hands Up! Identifying Parents’ Rights in the Education System

An EFC Discussion Paper on Understanding the Rights and Responsibilities of Parents, Children, Education Institutions and Government

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Ontario Child Welfare - Fact Sheet on Bill 89

Ontario’s Bill 89, Supporting Children, Youth and Families Act, is an overhaul of Ontario’s child welfare system passed in June 2017.

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