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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

Episode 3 - From Western Europe

Our guest Ruslan Maliuta, who helped launch the charity World Without Orphans, is...

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Gen-Z and evangelism

​Definitions and approaches to evangelism are changing. In this episode, Lindsay speaks...

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Outgoing letters

Letter of support on bill to replace child pornography wording (C-291)

Bill C-291 would change the wording from “child pornography” to &rdquo...

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Letter of support on verifying age and consent in pornography bill C-270

The EFC supports adding a legal requirement that the age and consent of every person...

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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

Bill C-291 would clarify criminal laws on child abuse and exploitation

Change references to "child pornography" in the Criminal Code to the more accurate term "child sexual abuse material." Learn more and take action.

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Bill C-270 would require verified age and consent in pornography

Bill C-270 would require those making or distributing pornographic material for a commercial purpose to verify the age and consent of each person depicted.

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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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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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