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News Category: Youth

Spring break camps combine fun and learning

February 1, 2018

Know any kids looking for something fun to do this spring break? The BC SPCA has the answer. Spring break camps will be held at multiple BC SPCA locations, including Vancouver, Surrey, Maple Ridge, Nanaimo, Victoria and Cowichan (Duncan). These week-long camps give participants the chance to learn about pet care, wildlife and issues that affect …

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Animals as teachers: How BC SPCA school programs create kind classrooms

Children's hands caress and pet red border collie dog
November 1, 2017

Patience. Responsibility. Unconditional love. Reflect for a moment, and you can undoubtedly recall an important life skill or two that you learned from having pets as a child. “Animals make great teachers,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager for the BC SPCA. “But not all children have the opportunity to learn about animals at home.” …

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BC SPCA summer camp season a success, new youth events coming in October

September 13, 2017

  After eight successful weeks of summer camps, with a record total of 1627 campers at 21 locations, BC SPCA summer camp season is complete for another year. The next event opportunity for young animal lovers at the BC SPCA will be Pro-D Day workshops beginning in October. Summer campers aged six to 11 received …

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Inside the BC SPCA

September 6, 2016

If you missed it, it’s not too late to view the half-hour special on the BC SPCA produced by our media partner CTV. The special aired during the evening news hour on Monday, Sept. 5 and featured SPCA initiatives such as: Our SPCA Certified farm labeling program; a behind-the-scenes look at Wild ARC, the BC …

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BC SPCA school programs: Humane education resources for teachers

January 1, 2015

As a new year begins, the BC SPCA is encouraging educators to incorporate animal welfare learning into classroom and extra-curricular activities. “The BC SPCA offers a wide range of resources for teachers,” says Paula Neuman, humane education manager for the BC SPCA. “Our goal is to support them in educating students about animal welfare issues …

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