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Canada lags behind rich nations in meeting SDGs for children

The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, adopted in 2016, set ambitious targets that apply to rich countries as well as poor. The most telling sign of a nation’s progress towards meeting those goals will be how well it meets the needs of its children. The June 2017 UNICEF report card, Building the Future: MORE


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New Statistics Canada data shows family models evolving

Statistics Canada is releasing the third series of data from the 2016 Census. The latest release focuses on families, households, marital status and language. The data provide a portrait of a country where diverse living arrangements have replaced the family models of the past. The 2016 Census data shows that, today, proportionally MORE


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BC211 goes province-wide

BC211, operator of the Red Book Online directory of community services, has expanded its reach from Metro Vancouver to now offer service throughout BC. In addition to phone service, BC211.ca now also offers a live web chat service with call centre staff, ready to refer callers to anything from emergency MORE


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Slack online cerebral palsy community

The Cerebral Palsy Slack Community is a place for those who have cerebral palsy and those who support them to share and discuss health, meals, equipment and other topics that help in their journey. The vision is to be the largest and most helpful online community of people with CP. Please MORE


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Free online child trauma courses

The Child Trauma Academy offers short, free online courses on topics such as brain development, childhood trauma, the cost of caring (secondary traumatic stress), and bonding and attachment in maltreated children. These courses are designed for those with an interest in the topic but who do not necessarily have a MORE


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Syrian refugee settlement patterns in Metro Vancouver – A tale of two patterns from ISSofBC report

Where did the Syrian government-assisted refugees (GARs) who arrived in Metro Vancouver set up home? The answer may surprising you. Following ISSofBC’s earlier report, Syrian Refugee Operation to BC, this new report maps the current settlement patterns of Syrian government-assisted refugees who settled in Metro Vancouver. It is a useful MORE