Children and Youth

February 12, 2014
A Newswire article argues that the 2014 Federal Budget has no clear strategies to address Canada's 14.3% child poverty rate and is out of step with Canadian values of caring about our neighbours'...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, All of Canada
February 12, 2014
"Recessions are always harder on young workers, but we are nearly five years out from the end of the last recession and there is still no recovery in sight for young workers. For a comparison on the...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Unemployment, All of Canada
January 23, 2014
According to an article in the Vancouver Sun, former foster children in B.C. will soon have access to a $200,000 fund that will help pay for non-tuition expenses if they cannot afford to attend post-...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Education, British Columbia
January 17, 2014
Last year, 45 people in Nunavut took their own lives, the highest level of suicides ever recorded in the territory. Nunavut has had a suicide crisis since becoming a territory in 1999. Lynn Ryan...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Indigenous, Nunavut
January 15, 2014
A group of health-care professionals is urging the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage to $14 from $10.25 an hour, saying poverty is a real health issue, especially for children. Doctors,...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Government Policy, Health, Ontario
Child Report Card
November 27, 2013
Yesterday Campaign 2000 along with their provincial partners including First Call BC, released their annual child poverty report cards. 1 in 7 children in Canada are poor, and the rate is actually...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, British Columbia, All of Canada
September 12, 2013
The Tyee's Pieta Woolley has been writing about the reasons why many graduates of the provincial foster care and child protection system become homeless as young adults. As 620,000 B.C. children and...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, British Columbia
September 10, 2013
The Healthy Aboriginal Network creates posters, multimedia and comic books on health and social issues for and with indigenous youth. Check out their YouTube channel to see how they focus group-test...
Keywords: Online Resource , Art and Culture, Children and Youth, health, Indigenous, indigenous, literacy, native youth, wellness, British Columbia, Multimedia
August 7, 2013
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
July 8, 2013
The child poverty rate in British Columbia is back to being the worst in Canada. It rose from 10.5 percent in 2010 to 11.3 percent in 2011, according to newly-released figures from Statistics Canada...
Keywords: Article , Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia
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