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2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card: Where’s the accountability for children growing up in poverty in BC?

Data in the 2016 BC Child Poverty Report Card, released November 24, 2016, by First Call, highlights how growing income inequality among BC families has one in five of our children living in poverty, and how our failure to properly support youth as they leave foster care is putting many MORE


Proposed changes to Canadian maternity and parental leave – Resources online

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has created an Issue File to inform discussion about maternity and parental leave. The Canadian government has released a discussion paper and online consultation for considering two new options for eligible Canadians on leave from work to care for a newborn or a newly MORE

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Adrienne Montani: CCB is good public policy but needs to be indexed

The new Canada Child Benefit takes effect this month. Advocates are calling the CCB “one of the most significant investments in poverty reduction in a generation.” Moreover, all provinces and territories have responded to Campaign 2000’s collective call for no clawbacks and have committed to supporting full CCB for families MORE