News - Children and youth

January 17, 2003
In 2001 Louise Gosselin challenged a cut to the welfare rate in Quebec for "employable" persons between the ages of 18 and 30 from $470 a month to $170 a month. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Welfare, All of Canada
January 17, 2003
Campaign 2000 has released the 2002 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada (in PDF) and has called on the federal government to adopt three main recommendations as priorities for a social investment...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
September 1, 2002
Thousands of poor families and children have to make due with far less money since the Campbell Liberals took power in British Columbia. A report released last month by End Legislated Poverty studied...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Welfare, British Columbia
June 9, 2002
Young people raised in the poorest neighbourhoods of Canada's biggest city fare about the same as those from suburban, middle-class neighbourhoods in terms of income and education, a new federal...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Ontario
May 18, 2002
Butterfly 208 (Link removed - No longer exists) is an art and essay contest for Canadian youth to step up, speak out and take action against poverty and other major development issues affecting young...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, All of Canada
December 6, 2001
Training wage protestors on the steps of the B.C. Legislature B.C.'s first job training wage of $6 an hour took effect November 15 much to the dismay of the Federation of Labour and the Canadian...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Workers' Rights, British Columbia
November 11, 2001
The Office of the Child, Youth and Family Advocate urges the British Columbia government to get on with the implementation of the promises they made to children and youth of the province. In an...
Keywords: Children and Youth, British Columbia
April 13, 2001
About 25,000 more children in low-income families qualify for full basic dental and optical care coverage due to changes to the BC Healthy Kids program. With this change, all children whose families...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, British Columbia