News Category: News


CHILD AND YOUTH NEWS OF THE WEEK

Vancouver is Awesome: ‘Period Promise’: Vulnerable B.C. women get access to free tampons and pads Cloverdale Reporter: Surrey council unanimously approves ‘deeply’ affordable housing project The Georgia Straight: B.C.’s first urgent response centre for mental health and substance use launches in Surrey The Ubyssey: ‘More than just tuition and books’: Provincial government announces additional MORE


CHILD AND YOUTH NEWS OF THE WEEK

The Globe and Mail: Coroner’s inquest into teen’s death highlights lack of treatment for opioid-addicted youth CBC News: ‘She might not have died’: Mother calls for Vernon OD prevention site Child Care Canada NOW: Online early childhood education: Not remotely what’s needed The Tyee: Undone: A Newcomer’s Story CBC News: Study shows ’empirical’ link between MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Penticton Western News: City of Penticton supports $10aDay Child Care program CTV News: B.C. ‘struggling’ to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor APTN National News: Language and child welfare bills pass as MPs head home for the summer APTN National News: B.C. CFS moves in to seize 90-minute-old baby on report MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

APTN National News: Federal Indigenous child welfare reform bill one step closer to becoming law The Globe and Mail: Cornered: Canadian schools reach a turning point in use of seclusion rooms for children with disabilities CBC News: City orders closure of unregistered recovery home sheltering dozens of patients CBC News: MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Indo-Canadian Voice: Majority oppose providing taxpayer funds for private schools in B.C. The Tyee: Most British Columbians Want End to Private School Subsidies, Poll Finds News 1130: Poll finds most in B.C. don’t want tax dollars going to private schools Kamloops Matters: Class size and teacher shortages top list of B.C. education gripes The MORE


Child and youth news of the week

The Globe and Mail: From the streets to the halls of justice: Former foster child, teen mom overcomes adversity to graduate from UBC law school APTN: Children’s representative says ministry is ‘fundamentally responsible’ for sex assault victim in RCMP video Energetic City: Committee holds meeting on children and youth with MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: Former foster kids reclaim Indigenous culture through fashion Kimberley Bulletin: B.C. program to help foster kids enter adulthood a mixed bag of experiences CTV News: ‘It’s not an expense, it’s an investment’: Oxfam Canada demands universal childcare The Vancouver Sun: Halena Seiferling: B.C. child-care spending shows the power MORE


Child and youth news of the week

National Observer: ‘No act of reconciliation is too small,’ says BC advanced education minister Voice Online: Report says BC’s child care investments have major impact on 2019 living wage My Bulkley Lakes Now: Get a job they said: Province dishes out millions in compensation for youth workers BC Local News: MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: People forced to stand in cold and rain outside Abbotsford welfare office waiting room Times Colonist: B.C. expands bursary program to attract early childhood educators Vancouver Sun: One of B.C.’s three adoption agencies, the only one on Vancouver Island, to close at end of May The Globe and MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

Tyee: What BC’s Youth Are Saying about Their Health Vancouver Sun: Ian Mulgrew: Victims of children’s ministry scandal step forward Global News: B.C. government rolling privately-run home support services into health authorities CBC News: Grand chief who lost son to opioid crisis calls on B.C. to call a public inquiry Star Vancouver: B.C. legal aid MORE


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Media Release: BC’s Poverty Action Strategy

Media Release For immediate release March 18, 2019 BC Poverty Reduction Strategy Offers Initiatives That Will Help Lift Families Out of Poverty (Vancouver) Today, government released BC’s first ever poverty reduction strategy TogetherBC setting out a number of strategies and initiatives aimed at meeting legislated poverty reduction targets including a MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: B.C. introduces sick days as part of proposed employment law changes APTN News: B.C. social worker accused of punishing Indigenous youth for sexual assault while in foster care Vancouver Sun: Number of B.C. teens struggling with anxiety up in 2018: study CBC News: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action MORE


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First Call’s Statement on the 2019 BC Budget Announcement

  The big news for families with children is that starting in October 2020 a new B.C. Child Opportunity Benefit will replace the Early Childhood Tax benefit. In our annual Child Poverty Report Card we have been calling for improvements to this benefit for years. BC is the only province MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CHEK: West Coast LEAF says further progress is needed for B.C. to meet international women’s rights obligations Tri-City News: PoMo council wants free transit for youth APTN National News: ’A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott The Tyee: Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare MORE