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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

Watch our November webinar on faith development and Christian postsecondary

New research shows better faith outcomes for youth from Christian families if they...

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How young adults renegotiate faith: What churches and parents need to know about new research

Major new Canadian research looks at how to help youth keep the faith after high school...

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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

Young Adult Transition Research (YATR)

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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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 Ministry in Canada Today

(45 min) An insightful discussion for parents and youth workers on the latest trends in...

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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-75 (2018): On human trafficking, obstructing clergy, child protection, abortion

This bill, if not amended, will send the message that crimes related to human trafficking, assaulting clergy and infanticide are less serious.

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Bill C-310 (2012): Trafficking in persons

Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs

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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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