• Events
    Full Moon Grandmother Zoom

    Please join us for this month’s Full Moon Grandmother Zoom on Monday, November 27. Hosted by Kinwa Bluesky, this Moon’s teachings will be about the Whitefish Moon (Adikameg-kìzis).

  • Data in Action
    Cross-Sector Collaborations Create Early Years Programming to Support Rocky Mountain Transitions into Kindergarten

    Learn about how Child Development Monitoring System data are useful sources of information to support cross-sector early learning discussions and partnerships.

  • News
    HELP Researchers Launch New Online Tool to Assist Teachers in Taking Their Classes Outdoors

    BC Children’s Hospital is launching a new online Outdoor Play and Learning tool today, to help parents, caregivers and educators gain the skills and confidence to support outdoor play and learning in elementary schools from kindergarten through Grade 7.

  • Indigenous
    HELP Celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Aboriginal Steering Committee

    Over the past two decades, the Aboriginal Steering Committee (ASC) at HELP has continued to support a deeper understanding of the social, environmental, and cultural determinants of First Nation, Inuit, and Métis children’s health and wellbeing.

  • News
    Register for CIFAR’s event: Building Children’s Resilient Brains & Bodies In A Rapidly Changing World

    On October 16th, CIFAR’s Child and Development Program, will host an event inspired by Clyde Hertzman, founder of HELP. An internationally renowned scientist and child advocate, Hertzman revolutionized our understanding of how societal forces influence growing brains and bodies.

  • Events
    MDI Data Trends & Exploring the New Data Dashboard

    Join Dr. Eva Oberle, scientific lead for the Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI), and others from the MDI team, as they share highlights from the latest MDI data collection (2022-23 school year) from over 47,000 children in grades 4 through 8 in BC.

  • News
    Introducing the MDI Data Dashboard: Unlocking Insights into Children’s Well-Being

    The Human Early Learning Partnership is delighted to announce the launch of our Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) Data Dashboard — a new tool for exploring MDI data from participating BC school districts and independent schools over the past five years.

  • News
    Dr. Christine Voss Joins HELP as Faculty Member

    Dr. Voss is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and is primarily based at the UBC Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Management on the UBC Okanagan (UBCO) campus in Kelowna. She is also an Investigator with the British Columbia Children’s Hospital Research Institute and an Affiliate Investigator with Interior Health.

  • Data in Action
    Data & Connection Series: Community-Led Research in Comox Valley

    In an effort to address concerns about rising EDI vulnerability rates in the region, the Building Connections for Valley Families initiative was launched in 2019 to collectively inform and engage with communities with the goal of enhancing early years supports and services for children (conception to age 8), their families, and the Comox Valley.

  • News
    Q&A with Kinwa Bluesky: Our Stories are Our Laws

    This month, we sat down with Kinwa Bluesky (Senior Manager, Indigenous Initiatives) to learn more about her journey to HELP, her current research as a PhD candidate with the University of Victoria’s Faculty of Law, as well as her hopes for Indigenous families and children, both in BC and beyond.