Children and Youth

February 16, 2015
The Georgia Straight has published an open letter from First Call BC to BC Premiere Christy Clark and BC Minister for Children and Family Development Stephanie Cadieux. The letter responds to...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
January 12, 2015
A new report published by the Ministry of Children and Family Development has found that children in foster care are disproportionately accessing income assistance upon turning 19, according to an...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Education, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
August 18, 2014
A short documentary by David Shortt and the BC Poverty Reduction Coalition highlighting the root causes of queer and trans poverty in British Columbia. Premiering at the Vancouver Queer Film Festival...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Welfare, British Columbia
May 9, 2014
Social workers unable to access the government’s child-welfare computer system are being told to check with police to see whether there are prior safety concerns about a family, documents show. A...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
May 7, 2014
The Opposition Critic for Social Development says a major glitch in the provincial computer system is putting vulnerable children and adults at serious risk. The province’s Integrated Case Management...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Welfare, British Columbia
April 29, 2014
In a report released yesterday, independent watchdog Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond called for "targeted services and supports" for youth past the current age limit of 19. She is recommending the province...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, British Columbia
April 14, 2014
A single mother with one child receives $945 a month in income assistance or $1,242 in disability assistance. If she receives any child-support money from an ex-partner, the government reduces her...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Disability, Women, British Columbia
March 28, 2014
A recent article in The Tyee highlights the critical need for funding of youth programs in the town of Houston, British Columbia. The Dze L' K'ant Friendship Centre in Houston runs the Teen...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, British Columbia
March 24, 2014
Squamish officials backed a call for a $10-a-day B.C. child care program that would come with a $1.5 billion annual price tag. Last week, the District of Squamish became the 26th municipality to...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Family, Government Policy, British Columbia
March 3, 2014
A report entitled "Coming of Age: Reimagining the Response to Youth Homelessness in Canada," written by Stephen Gaetz, a professor at York University in Toronto, explains that Canada needs to do a...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Homelessness, British Columbia
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