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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


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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


Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: Legislation sets path for human rights commission to return to B.C. CBC News: Homeless, vulnerable only find best health care when at death’s door, UVic study finds CTV News: Greyhound exit leaves gap for homeless, domestic violence shelters CBC News:  Province responds to allegations against employee who allegedly siphoned funds from Indigenous MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to develop memorial register of residential school deaths BC Local News: Residential school ‘monster’ now lives in child-welfare system: senator Delta Optimist: B.C. announces new transition housing for women fleeing violence Benzinga: Public education is a strong equalizing force in Canadian society, UNICEF MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Toronto.com: (Opinion) Extend Canada Child Benefit to all The Nelson Daily: Op/Ed:Progress on Child Care in BC StarMetro Vancouver: Even social-housing workers are being priced out of Vancouver Global News: Housing crunch pushing even the suburbs out of reach of B.C. families: report Times Colonist: Tent cities a ‘viable first step’ toward solving housing crisis MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Kelowna Daily Courier: B.C. budget committee hears plea for provincial funds for youth recovery house Columbia Valley Pioneer: B.C. advocacy groups aim for new federal autism funding Globe and Mail: B.C. cancer patient’s case exposes gaps in care for homeless people, advocates say The Tyee: Health Minister Reflects on BC’s ‘Big Challenge’: Fighting Poverty MORE


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Child and Youth News of the Week

Globe and Mail Limited screen time, adequate physical activity and sleep associated with improved cognition for kids: study Times Colonist: Comment: Are private schools better than public schools? Perception versus reality Huffington Post: Canada Needs A ‘Children’s Charter’ To Protect Kids’ Rights Georgia Straight: Melanie Mark: Provincial tuition waiver program helps young people formerly MORE