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Income inequality continues to rise: CPA

Income inequality continues to rise, notes a new report from the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada. Recent OECD data show the top 1% of Canadians hold more than 15% of overall wealth in the country, and in 2012 the richest 20% of Canadian households held 67% of the country’s net MORE


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


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


Film project competition for youth to combat Islamophobia

The Michaëlle Jean Foundation, partnered with the Silk Road Institute, Fresh Voices – Vancouver foundation, and National Council of Canadian Muslims, is offering an opportunity for Muslim youth to share their knowledge and recommendations to raise public awareness about local and national strategies for combating Islamophobia in Canada. Muslim youth are invited to submit a proposal for a film MORE


BCACCS Mary Thomas Memorial Scholarship

The late Elder Mary Thomas was a pioneer in early childhood development and championed the importance of the early years in improving the lives of young children. In her honour, each year, BCACCS offers one $1000 scholarship for eligible Basic ECE students and one $1500 scholarship for eligible Post-Basic ECE MORE


Housing Matters book project

The Housing Matters Media Project is recruiting participants for a community engaged art book project. The project is seeking Greater Vancouver area youth between the ages of 16-24 who have experienced government care, and who are interested in learning photography and interview skills. Check out their website to learn about the project MORE


#ReducePoverty youth contest

Did you know that poverty during childhood can have a lifetime impact? Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos challenges youth across the country aged 12-24, by means of written or audio-visual works, media or art, to answer one complex question: How can we reduce poverty in Canada? MORE