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A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada Report

The Vanier Institute recently released A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada, which explores the evolving relationships between families and food in Canada, including research and statistics about family meals, eating patterns, nutrition, food security and more. Some of the highlights from the report include: More than 6 in 10 MORE


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HELP’s EDI 2019 Provincial Report

The Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP) recently released a report that provides a provincial overview of data from the Early Development Instrument (EDI) collected during Wave 7 (2016-2019). The data found that overall, EDI vulnerability on one or more scales in BC has increased to 33.4% – up from 32.2% just three MORE


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What Teens Gain When They Contribute to Their Social Groups

Earlier this year, a Greater Good Magazine article outlined research that suggests adolescents thrive when they can make a meaningful difference in their communities. Research suggests that kind and helpful behavior toward others actually increases from childhood through adolescence—making the stereotype of the self-absorbed teen a myth. Most importantly, contributing provides adolescents the experiences MORE


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McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 New Reports

The regional reports from the McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 are being released over time. They have already posted regional reports for Northeast, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay, and Richmond. We encourage you to keep checking the website for your region’s report. In the meantime, McCreary also released the Beyond a Dreamcatcher report, a youth-led MORE


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A Systematic Review on the Relationship between the Neighbourhood Built Environment and Time Spent in Outdoor Play

A recent study examined the relationship between attributes of the neighbourhood built environment and the time BC children and adolescents (0–18 years) spend in self-directed outdoor play. They found moderate evidence that lower traffic volumes, yard access, and increased neighbourhood greenness were positively associated with time spent in outdoor play for MORE


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West Coast LEAF’s New ‘Pathways in a Forest’ Report

This week, West Coast Leaf released Pathways in a Forest: Indigenous guidance on prevention-based child welfare. The report highlights efforts by Indigenous families, communities, and Nations to revitalize Indigenous approaches to child welfare, develop comprehensive community-based supports, and fight for self-determination. It centres the voices of 64 caregivers who share their MORE


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Research to Practice Network: Mental Health Literacy and Community Social Service Practice

The Research to Practice Network is a collection of academics and researchers working in collaborative partnership with The Federation of Community Social Services of BC to provide practitioners with insight into emerging research in the field of child and family practice. They recently released an article by Patty Ranahan from Concordia University to discuss MORE