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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

The lollipop problem - fighting international child pornography

Injustices against our neighbours, including online sexual exploitation of children...

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Three questions on Instagram and sexual exploitation

We asked Glendyne Gerrard of Defend Dignity to explain their latest campaign.

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Podcasts

Love Is Moving magazine: The editors talk

Ilana Reimer and Katie Pezzutto, the creative forces behind Love Is Moving magazine...

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Youth Ministry in COVID-19

What does youth ministry look like during COVID-19? Sid Koop helps us tackle the big...

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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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Government

Bill C-6 to Ban Conversion Therapy

The government bill to ban conversion therapy proposes an overly broad definition that needs to be amended. Use our sample letter to contact your MP.

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Bill S-211: Against Forced Labour

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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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