News Topics: Youth employment


5th Health and Wellbeing in Children, Youth and Adults Developmental Disabilities Conference: Moving from Diagnosis to Practical Strategies – November 16-18

November 16-18, 2016 Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites Find more info Check out the brochure Early bird deadline Friday, September 23 Children, youth and adults with developmental disabilities including intellectual disabilities, autism spectrum, fetal alcohol spectrum and genetic syndromes are vulnerable to high rates of general health and mental health MORE

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Federal budget 2016 takes aim at child poverty, misses mark on early childhood

First Call Coalition members were looking for a 2016 federal budget that put Canada’s children and youth first and that ensured that BC’s children and youth have the resources they need to thrive. We were heartened by a number of new commitments for families with young children, especially the Canada MORE


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Powell River Peak: Panel experts call for action on child poverty The business of the living wage Tyee: BC Libs Ruin Disability Rates Increase with Insulting Transit Clawback Tyee: Poor BC Families Pay Twice the Tax as Alberta, Quebec ‘For the Moment,’ Minister Says Terrace Standard: Poverty simply costs MORE

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Coalition calls on MLA candidates to review Employment Standards Act

Ahead of the provincial by-election February 2, the B.C. Employment Standards Coalition called on the candidates to declare their support for an independent and comprehensive public review of the Employment Standards Act. There are reforms that should be made immediately in three areas: minimum wages, child labour protections and migrant MORE


YouthSpeak Survey for Youth in and from care 14 to 24

Survey deadline: Sunday, February 14, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Youth who complete the survey can choose to be entered in a draw to win 1 of 10 $100 Visa gift cards. The YouthSpeak survey project captures feedback and insights from youth in and from government care in BC between the MORE