News - Children and youth

July 30, 2009
If you want to apply for these student loan repayment programs - Debt Reduction, Interest Relief and BC's Permanent Disabiities Loan Forgiveness - that will end after July 31, 2009, Debt 101 has the...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, British Columbia
July 17, 2009
A study from UBC and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that kids who grow up in poverty are more likely to have health problems such as heart disease, stroke...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
March 30, 2009
A couple of reports have looked at the links between income, women, and childcare in Canada. Stats Canada just released a report that shows that a sizeable earnings gap exists between Canadian women...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Women, All of Canada
December 5, 2008
The Ontario government has released their Poverty Reduction Strategy with a plan to reduce the number of children living in poverty by 25 per cent over the next 5 years.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Ontario
December 4, 2008
GTA Children’s Aid Societies and the Social Planning Network released a report on child poverty that shows a huge increase in the number of children living in poverty. The report shows that lack of...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Ontario
November 22, 2008
Campaign 2000 has released the 2008 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty, revealing that 19 years after the 1989 resolution that Canada would resolve child poverty by 2000, one in nine children...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 22, 2008
A report issued by First Call, a BC child and youth advocate coalition says that: BC had the highest child poverty rate in Canada for the 5th year in a row at 21.9% Average incomes for both female...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia
November 22, 2008
The Edmonton Social Planning Council released a report that shows 1 in 10 children in Alberta live in poverty and this increases to 1 in 8 children in Calgary, 1 in 6 in Edmonton. Children with lone...
Keywords: Alberta, Children and Youth, Poverty Research
February 21, 2008
PIVOT Legal Society has released a report, Broken Promises: Parents Speak out About B.C.’s Child Welfare System (in PDF), that finds children are all too often apprehended as the first form of...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, British Columbia
February 21, 2008
According to research presented at the American Association for the Advancement of Science, "poverty in early childhood poisons the brain." According to the research, children growing up in very poor...
Keywords: Children and Youth, United States
August 10, 2007
As the new fiscal year approaches the BC Liberal Government must decide where they will put their surplus. The moment of truth approaches - will the take the easy way out and put the money into tax...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, British Columbia
July 16, 2007
The Ontario Campaign 2000, a campaign to reduce child poverty has released a report called: A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario (in PDF) that calls on all Ontario political parties to committ to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Ontario
April 16, 2007
The American National Gay and Lesbian Task Force released a report about lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender homeless youth. Of the estimated 1.6 million homeless American youth, between 20 and 40...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, United States
March 26, 2007
The Ontario government promised that the 2007 Ontario Budget would tackle child poverty. This budget introduces the new Ontario Child Benefit which is suppose to help Ontario families with lower...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Welfare, Ontario
March 8, 2007
A report by Campaign 2000, Child poverty in Ontario: Promises to keep (available on the site in PDF in English and in French), has found one in six children in Ontario live in poverty. Read more in a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Ontario
February 17, 2007
Code Blue for Child Care, a national campaign to protect child care is accusing the Conservative government of abandoning child care. Code Blue has issued Harper and his government an "F" in three...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Organizing, British Columbia, All of Canada
January 7, 2007
The BC Association of Social Workers has called on the BC Government to respect a court ruling on youth with disabilities. The Appeal Court decision means that cutting off services to youth at age 19...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, British Columbia
January 7, 2007
The Tyee has an interesting article, "Child Poverty is Down. No, it's Up," about two reports issued in the last couple months about child poverty. One report issued by the Fraser Institute claims...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
November 8, 2006
The Hands Off Campaign has been working to stop the clawback of child benefits for those on social assistance. In Ontario, the provincial government clawbacks the majority of the federal tax benefit...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, Welfare, Ontario
September 5, 2006
From September 26-29, a National Youth Homelessness Conference (Link removed - No longer exists) will be taking place in St. John's. The title of the conference is Beyond the Street: Youth and...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, All of Canada
February 11, 2006
A report provides evidence of Ontario children being humiliated if unable to pay their school fees. The report argues that these fees are not only difficult on low income families, but are also...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ontario
February 8, 2006
Aboriginal children, on and off reserves are not doing nearly as well as non-Aboriginal children. Over half of Aboriginal children live in poverty. Twice as many Aboriginal babies will be born...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, Violence, All of Canada
December 7, 2005
Child poverty in Nova Scotia has increased for the fourth year running and now stands at 20.7 percent, according to a report released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Read the CCPA's...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Nova Scotia
December 7, 2005
In 2003, the incidence of child poverty in Canada was 17.6 percent. In Saskatchewan, 18.3 percent or 40,000 children lived in poverty. Read the Social Policy Research Unit Faculty of Social Work...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Saskatchewan
December 7, 2005
Child poverty continues to be a problem in Canada. Immigrant families, in particular, are living in poverty, due largely to the failure of the Canadian government to recognize their credentials. Not...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
The National Anti-Poverty Organization (NAPO) has launched a Youth Poverty Initiative (Link removed - No longer exists) that seeks to engage youth in doing research, telling their stories through...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, United States
October 3, 2005
Campaign 2000's brief to the Standing Committee on Finance pre-Budget consultation urges changes to the child tax credit, the minimum wage, early childhood education, and post-secondary education...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, All of Canada
October 3, 2005
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) that surveyed public school students raises concerns that BC’s employment regulations are leaving children and youth without...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
June 30, 2005
Justice for Girls, a Vancouver-based advocacy group for girls in poverty, released preliminary results from a multi-year study on girls’ experiences in prisons in Western Canada entitled Locking Them...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Prisoners' Rights, Women, British Columbia
March 12, 2005
A group in Halifax are running a program to help homeless youth. The goal of the "Hope Project" is to love the youth they mentor and hopefully create a support network for the homeless youth.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Nova Scotia
March 12, 2005
Phoenix Print Shop provides homeless and at risk youth with training and employment in the printing and graphics industry. Many of their graduates are employed in their fields and one of them one a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Unemployment, Ontario
December 3, 2004
Campaign 2000 has released the 2004 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada. Entitled One Million Too Many: Implementing Solutions to Child Poverty in Canada (in PDF), this 12 page report states: "On...
Keywords: Children and Youth, All of Canada
December 3, 2004
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA) Nova Scotia has released a report card specific to Nova Scotia. The Nova Scotia Child Poverty Report Card 2004 (in PDF) provides information on Canada’...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Nova Scotia
September 4, 2004
Substance use and homelessness are factors associated with death among street youth in Montreal, according to a study in the August 4 issue of JAMA, the Journal of the American Medical Association, a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Violence, Québec
January 5, 2004
Manitoba will stop clawing back the National Child Benefit Supplement from individuals on social assistance. The changes, including details of improvements in basic income assistance rates, were...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Welfare, Manitoba
November 25, 2003
It's estimated more than one million Canadian children are living in poverty. The percentage is highest in Manitoba, where more than 22.5 per cent of children live below the poverty line. See a news...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
August 27, 2003
The Equity and Fairness report (Link removed - No longer exists) from the University of Victoria presents the findings and recommendations of the Panel that conducted a review of the structures,...
Keywords: Children and Youth, British Columbia
August 27, 2003
The Social Planning and Research Council of BC has produced a report on child and family poverty in BC for the B.C. Federation of Labour. The report A Path to Poverty: A Review of Child and Family...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Poverty Research, British Columbia
July 21, 2003
"The number of children living in poverty in Toronto increased by 21,800 in the past eight years..." states a report by Campaign 2000. On top of illustrating a general increase in child poverty, this...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Ontario
April 25, 2003
"Premier Bernard Landry had poverty on his election campaign agenda Monday, saying his government has one of the best records of fighting poverty in North America." Charest's party would cut $1...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Québec