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Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report

The Canadian Psychological Association and the Psychology Foundation of Canada have collaboratively released a report on the topic of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (2015) report. The task force was created in order to develop concrete, action-oriented recommendations to improve the field’s service to the First Nations, Métis, MORE


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Children’s Rights at Centre of Family Law Reform

On May 22, 2018, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced Bill C-78 to the House during its second reading. The bill amends the Divorce Act to establish frameworks, terminology, and processes related to the best interests of the child, amongst other amendments. The Canadian Coalition for the MORE


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Early childhood education and care in Canada report

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has published the 11th data-based report of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Canada. The resource includes a portrait of each province and territory’s ECEC programs and services, as well as those falling under federal jurisdiction. The British Columbia-specific information outlines the number of kids in child MORE


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Promoting Mental Well-Being Through Social-Emotional Learning in Schools: Examples from British Columbia

This research points to the importance of school-led social and emotional learning in promoting positive mental health. The paper highlights the multi-faceted approach undertaken in British Columbia over the past decade to promote positive mental health through social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools. SEL has been implemented in school curriculum, recently in MORE


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Final report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness

The federal Advisory Committee on Homelessness was announced in June 2017 with a mandate to provide context for homelessness in Canada and outline recommendations. In their most recent report, the committee notes specific recommendations for sub-populations at risk of homelessness. Youth homelessness was an area of specific concern for the Committee due to MORE


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Early Childhood Education Report released

The Early Childhood Education Report has been released every three years since 2011. The 2017 report was released last week, which evaluates the quality of provincial and territorial early years services by looking at details of each jurisdiction. Nineteen benchmarks, organized into five equally weighted categories, evaluate governance structures, funding levels, access, MORE


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Research Highlights from UBC’s Human Early Learning Partnership

A selection of research highlighting by HELP this month provides a crucial window into the impact of the classroom environment on children and youth. Check out an article by Oberle E., Schonert-Reichl K. called Stress contagion in the classroom? The link between classroom teacher burnout and morning cortisol in elementary school students here. To learn MORE


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Risky play, children and young people in urban environments

Research by Ball, D.J. & Hansen Sandseter, E.B. Children and Young People in Urban Environments points to the necessity of risky play for children and youth. According to the research abstract, “the majority of children now live in urban environments and play provision for them has followed certain paths which are heavily MORE