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BCCF: How grandparents’ roles are changing

According to Statistics Canada the number of grandparents in Canada is growing faster than the general population with a 1.4 million increase between 2001 and 2011. Today’s grandparents provide child care and financial support, and are more likely to live with the grandchildren than they used to. Read more from MORE


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BCACCS study with recommendations on increasing access to traditional Indigenous foods

The Population and Public Health program of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the BC Aboriginal Childcare Society (BCACCS) have released a new report, Increasing Indigenous Children’s Access to Traditional Foods in Early Childhood Programs. The report summarizes food safety barriers and facilitators to providing non-market, high-protein, traditional foods in MORE


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BC worst economy for younger generations

When the economy squeezes the generations raising young children, it risks squeezing the kids that they raise, according to a new study by Generation Squeeze. #CodeRed: B.C. is the worst performing economy in Canada for younger generations looks at how the economy performs for younger generations (under age 45). The MORE


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New resource: Report on Indigenous children’s access to traditional foods

Population and Public Health program of Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and the BC Aboriginal Childcare Society (BCACCS) have released a new report, Increasing Indigenous Children’s Access to Traditional Foods in Early Childhood Programs. The report summarizes food safety barriers and facilitators to providing non-market, high-protein, traditional foods in early MORE


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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


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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


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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