On January 17, 2017, Council endorsed the Squamish Children’s Charter, created by the children of Squamish, outlining their rights as children and citizens. The Children’s Charter is a call to the community and decision‐makers to support the well being and unique needs of children. Thank you to all the groups who contributed to this effort: agencies working at the Sea to Sky Putting Children’s First planning table, including Sea to Sky Community Services Society, the Early Years Centre, Early Learning Centre, Child Care Resource and Referral, Vancouver Coastal Health, School District 48 and Squamish Nation. Funding support for this project was provided by Vancouver Coastal Health, as well as the United Way of the Lower Mainland.
Squamish Children's Charter - Rights Statement
As a first step, the Charter will be integrated within Squamish2040, the Official Community Plan update, to apply a child and family lens to municipal policies, programs and practices to ensure that decisions are made in best interests of children and youth, and that children have a voice in the decisions that are relevant and impact them.
The Squamish Children's Charter of Rights was created in the fall of 2016 with the help of hundreds of children.
April 21, 2017
District of Squamish Stage 1 water restrictions go into effect Monday, May 1
The snow has melted, the flowers are blooming, and growing season is right around the corner.
April 21, 2017
Spring-cleaning Squamish: Annual Pitch-In Week returns April 22-29
Gather a group, get outside and “pitch-in” to do your part when Canada’s largest environmental improvement campaign, Pitch-In Week, gets...