News Category: News


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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


Child and Youth News of the Week

The Tyee: Expanded support to help youth from care attend university still falling short CBC News: Do you hold the clue that could solve the 30-year-old mystery of missing toddler Casey Bohun? CTV News: Two B.C. ministries generate most complaints, says ombudsperson’s report CBC News: ‘I’m done’: Child-care operator calls MORE


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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


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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