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Family’s experience renews call to action on child and youth mental health in BC

A BC family has issued a desperate call for more supports for their mentally ill child and their family, highlighting research and a recent call to action issued by BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, called Missing Pieces: Joshua’s Story. The Potma family has cried foul about a lack of support services for MORE


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Systems gaps identified in new RCYBC report on teen suicide

Bernard Richard, BC’s Representative for Children and Youth, as released Missing Pieces: Joshua’s Story, which draws from the death of a 17-year-old the lesson that major gaps exist in BC’s youth mental health system. Richard calls on BC’s new Ministry of Mental Health and Addictions to take the lead in MORE


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Indigenous focus in new HELP research digest

“Our language is our health: Connecting language revitalization to health outcomes for Indigenous communities” is one article to check out in the latest edition of the Human Early Learning Partnership at UBC’s HELP Reads digest of new child development research, policies, interventions and other HELP resources. Another is “Social and MORE


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Métis Nation British Columbia releases report on Métis youth programming

Métis Nation British Columbia (MNBC) has released the finding of the Métis Youth Programmingresearch project. The research on youth programming was conducted to create effective and culturally-relevant employment and education programs for Métis Youth that are delivered to and by MNBC’s Métis Chartered Communities.  Over 350 Métis Youth participated in the MORE


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Study highlights social class inequality effects of parental leave policy in Canada

Parental-leave rich and parental-leave poor: Inequality in Canada labour market based leave policies by Lindsey Mckay, Sophie Mathieu and Andrea Doucet, compares access to parental leave benefits between Quebec and the rest of Canada by family income and by its two different programs. Maternal access to leave benefits has improved dramatically MORE


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Report exposes violations of basic workplace rights including children at risk

The BC Employment Standards Coalition released a report on Labour Day titled Workers’ Stories of Exploitation & Abuse: Why BC Employment Standards Need to Change that cites previous research and reports by First Call on the deregulation of child labour in BC and its impact on children and youth (pages 32-33). The MORE


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Case study of prenatal nutrition care in a rural First Nations community

This qualitative project is a collaboration between First Nations Health Authority, Haisla Nation, and The University of British Columbia. Using a community-centric, case study framework, the study explores the experiences of the birthing population and care providers of accessing and providing nutrition care and programs within the Northern community of MORE