Talent Release Form

Early Childhood Defence Program (ECDP) project  

The ECDP project co-creates online research-based set of resources for early childhood educators, parents, family/social workers to better assist young children from military and veteran families. The programs and all teaching resources are now provided free of charge online after they were been piloted and evaluated. The programs and resources are accessed online, meaning other parents (and those who support them) who experience a parent working away (e.g. emergency workers, mining workers, transport workers) and those who experience a parent who has given their health in service (e.g. first responders/PSP) may also use the resources. Royalty-free printed storybooks are also available in Australia and will be made available in Canada.

The Canadian Insitute of Military Veteran Heath Research is working in partnership with the ECDP team to adapt the resources for Canadian families. All resources are created under a Creative Commons Licence, so there is no money involved to adapt and use the resources for royalties. Generous philanthropic funding has been given to create the resources in Australia. Similarly, Canadian funding has been given and is being sought to adapt the resources for Canadian families.

Context and purpose

This form helps you understand:

  1. why we want your talent (to assist parents and educators support young children),
  2. why we are using your talent (to enrich our resources and programs for families, educators and young children), and
  3. you will not be financially compensated for your talent (because we do not have enough funding for that)

Capturing your talent in different ways

The use of your talent may include: ideas, voice or video recording interview, voice or video recording reading, photograph or video footage, illustrative work processes and events, talent competitions, compositions, writing, editing or advising, or other forms not mentioned here.


As part of the project, the ECDP team and/or CIMVHR need to let families and other stakeholders (e.g. funding bodies, community groups, other academics) know about the work we do. Therefore, your work (or excerpts of your work) may be used for academic articles and presentations, media engagement, marketing, web and media activities including, but not limited to, advertisements, brochures, event promotions, posters, display screens, social media releases etc.