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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

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

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

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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

Three questions on ministry to young adults

A quick interview with youth ministries veteran Sid Koop, executive director of Truth...

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Young adult TV series now online

Love Is Moving, a TV series for young adults co-produced in 2014 by the EFC’s...

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Outgoing letters

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

Hemorrhaging Faith: Why & When Canadian Young Adults Are Leaving, Staying & Returning to the Church

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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Video gallery

Webinar: Youth and church - Five years since the Hemorrhaging Faith study

(47 min 52 sec) Why do young people leave the Church? Why do they stay? It’s been five...

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Government

Bill C-310 (2012): Trafficking in persons

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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Bill C-2 (2004): Protection of children and other vulnerable persons

Submission to the Standing Committee on Justice

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Documents

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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