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CWP Poverty Progress Profile on BC

Michele Bliss of Canada without Poverty writes in the Huffington Post: “British Columbia is likely the province most cited as failing on ending poverty. In a review of our Poverty Progress Profile on BC, statistics illustrate the stark reality across the province. One in five children in the province live MORE


Study: low socioeconomic status linked to higher mortality and years of life lost

This new study, published in the Lancet, compares the contribution of socioeconomic status to mortality and years-of-life-lost with that of conventional risk factors (high alcohol intake, physical inactivity, current smoking, hypertension, diabetes and obesity) currently considered in global health strategies. The study’s results showed, “The association between low socioeconomic status MORE


New BC family infographics from BCCF

The BC Council for Families has partnered with SPARC BC to produce a series of infographics about family demographics in regional districts across BC using the results of their 2015 Let’s Talk Families BC! survey. There are four sets of infographics which show the average household types, the average number MORE


Antipsychotics and children diagnosed with ADHD

A new study has found that a high percentage of Ontario children and youth with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) were prescribed antipsychotic drugs even though few of them were diagnosed with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or psychosis. The Globe and Mail reports: “One in 20 children and young adults in MORE


Webinar series: How Fracking & Natural Gas Impact Maternal Health

Many of the chemicals associated with gas extraction and development have been connected with acute and chronic health problems in children and women, including respiratory, neurological, reproductive and developmental impacts. For parents and health professionals, this six-part webinar series focuses on our current understanding of possible impacts and how we MORE


BCCF: Helping teens manage stress

Today’s teens are reporting higher stress levels than teens were two years ago, according to a study by the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. Researchers found that 34% of students in grades seven to 12 were reporting moderate to serious psychological distress compared to 24% in 2013 – an MORE


Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights articles re: indigenous children

Volume 3, No. 1 (2016) of the Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is devoted to Indigenous children’s rights. “Reconciliation: The Kids Are Here!” “Language, Culture, and Early Childhood: Indigenous Children’s Rights in a Time of Transformation” Table of Contents

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Food Banks Canada: Hunger Count 2016

Released November 2016, this comprehensive report on hunger and food bank use in Canada includes detailed national and provincial findings, community profiles and recommendations for change. Find more info Download the complete report See also: Huffington Post Canada: Canadian Food Bank Use Is on the Rise: Report CBC: Extensive coverage