News Category: News


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Child and Youth News of the Week

Vancouver Sun: Adrienne Montani: Minimum-wage work shouldn’t be a ticket to poverty for B.C. families Georgia Straight: Child poverty in B.C. still as high as ever The Tyee: One in Five Children Still Live in Poverty in BC. Can We Ever Improve? Vancouver Sun: Another generation of B.C. children has grown up in poverty: MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: ‘A mother should never ever have to be put in this position’: Chilliwack mom on brink of homelessness Globe Newswire: $600,000 now available to former BC youth in care, from Youth Futures Education Fund Hope Standard: Free Rein Associates about to embark on poverty reduction plan for Hope The Star: No good MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

CTV News: ‘No parent should have to bury their child’: Grieving families call for action on opioid crisis Campbell River Mirror: College support available for former youth in care Global News: Vagina, not ‘hoo-ha’: Ending gender-based violence starts with teaching kids the right words The Globe and Mail: Listen to the voices of the MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

VIU News: Teachers-in-Training Help Communities CBC News: Ottawa in court this week over First Nations child-welfare compensation order APTN National News: Coalition asks federal justice minister to drop First Nations child welfare challenge CTV News: Indigenous groups rally as feds fight multi-billion-dollar compensation order Times Colonist: Les Leyne: Court win MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

CTV News: Adoption centre closes despite effort to save it; B.C. left with two agencies Times Colonist: Les Leyne: She cited the law but that wasn’t good enough for B.C. government BC Local News: Disturbing sexual, criminal trends with Greater Victoria youth on the rise BC Local News: UBC Okanagan, RCMP collab for study MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

Burnaby Now: This adorable family shows the power of adoption Times Colonist: In this home, foster-care kids welcomed for decades The Tyee: The Unsung Heroes Who Created Canada’s First Women’s Shelters Times Colonist: Les Leyne: Court hands children’s representative a major victory over B.C. government Times Colonist: David Suzuki: Youth-group lawsuit draws attention to climate MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

Castlegar News: Castlegar receives funds for improved child care spaces The Ubyssey: BC government announces $3 million in funding for new childcare spaces on campus Burnaby Now: Burnaby school district unveils $35.7M plan for 773 new childcare spaces CBC News: Autism diagnosis procedure should be reformed to ease wait times and stress, society says MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

The Tyee: In an Election about Affordability, Why Aren’t We Talking about Low Wages? Global News: ‘Sesame Street’ tackles opioid addiction with muppet Karli CBC News: Free lockers, public bathrooms and outreach workers: How Prince George, B.C., hopes to tackle poverty Vancouver Courier: B.C. proclaims Oct. 13 to 19 Homelessness Action Week CBC News: Graduate MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

Vancouver Sun: Former youth in care call for improvements to support system Tofino-Ucluelet Westerly News: Cost of living drops for families in Tofino and Ucluelet The Star: More needs to be done to eliminate poverty CBC News: Trudeau government seeks judicial review of tribunal decision to compensate First Nations kids Global News: There are stark MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

APTN News: B.C. ends birth alerts but families question what it means for babies already in care CBC News: B.C. ends ‘birth alerts’ in child welfare cases, but advocates say it’s only first step APTN News: Child advocates call for a national youth suicide prevention strategy CTV News: 83 affordable rental homes for women MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: B.C. mom writes book to help parents of special needs children with back-to-school Vancouver Sun: Dr. Muffy Greenaway: We need to make mental-health conversations part of daily school activity Times Colonist: B.C.’s first independent human rights commissioner is sworn in to begin work CBC News: First Nations leadership concerned about who will MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

APTN News: Haisla Nation celebrates success supporting members who face employment barriers CBC News: Autism was tough on this B.C. pair. This is how they’re making it easier for others CBC News: The unusual suspects: How B.C.’s middle-class gangs are unlike any other in North America The Nelson Daily: Support for move toward universal MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: Panel calls for better suicide prevention services for youth in B.C. Georgia Straight: B.C. report recommends mental-health improvements for child and youth suicide prevention CFJC Today: BC Coroners Service emphasizes treatment, outreach to prevent child and youth suicides Vancouver Sun: High school kids destigmatize homelessness, one hot potato at a time Georgia MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

My Comox Valley Now: New housing for families fleeing violence APTN National News: B.C. youth launches podcast to talk about experiences in the foster care system Forbes: Age 11 Is When Kids Quit Sports, Here Is The Problem CBC News: Saddle Lake Cree Nation girl earns recognition from UNESCO The Georgia Straight: B.C. court battle MORE