The Human Early Learning Partnership released Middle Years Development Instrument (MDI) data for 2017/18 and 2018/19 for 31 BC school districts. MDI data reports on grade 4 and 7 students’ responses to questions about their well-being (health, happiness/sadness, self-esteem, optimism) and their assets (connections to adults, friends, peers). The data MORE
Moving to British Columbia from another country and settling into a local community isn’t always easy. One of the most formidable challenges a new Canadian can face is finding meaningful work that matches the education, experience, trade and professional qualifications they received in their country of origin. As a result MORE
This week the Nelson Committee on Homelessness released its 11th Annual Report Card on Homelessness. The report found that vacancy rates from purpose-built rent-controlled units in buildings of more than 3 units remain at effectively 0% for the fifth year in a row. The report ends with recommendations including: the development of MORE
Inclusive Solutions is an international organization that offers a range of inclusion-oriented services including casework, person-centred planning, innovative training and community building. Their website offers a range of research on topics including restorative justice and listening to young people.
On June 3 , the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report. It revealed that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The MORE
The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia released an audit that looked at the Ministry of Children and Family Development (MCFD)’s oversight of contracted residential services for children and youth in care. The news release and report found that MCFD is not providing effective oversight of contracted residential MORE
The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia released a progress audit to look at changes government has made since their 2015 audit of the education of Aboriginal students in the B.C. public school system. The original 2015 audit found there were gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in MORE
Martha Friendly, founder and Executive Director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, recently published an occasional paper explaining why the market doesn’t deliver child care that works for Canadian children and families. Even with recent investments in child care across the country, quality continues to be a matter or concern, including MORE
Maytree is an organization committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities. They recently released a report that examines why youth in and from care in Ontario face systemic and multi-faceted barriers in getting a quality education, and makes recommendations on how to improve the situation. Three of their MORE
The Supporting Progressive Inclusive Child-centred Education (SPICE) Research Lab recently shared results from an investigation on special education. The research is a population-based investigation of the K-12 educational trajectories of children across multiple categories of needs. The survey respondents helped identify research priorities related to the education journeys of students MORE
In 2018, the Government of Canada launched a national conversation with youth. More than 5,000 young Canadians discussed the issues that affect their lives, the types of supports they need to succeed, and the ways they wish to be engaged. They identified six priority areas: Leadership and Impact; Health and MORE
Girl Guides of Canada partnered with Ipsos to ask teens, ages 12 to 18, about their summer work in 2018. They found that girls experience a gender pay gap in their summer work. The results showed that girls are paid almost $3.00 per hour less than boys when comparing full-time MORE
Yellowknives Dene First Nation youth in the Canadian Northwest Territories participated in the ‘On-the-Land Health Leadership Camp,” where they used a strength- and community-based participatory approach through an Indigenous research lens to collect stories from youth through sharing circles, PhotoVoice, mural art, and surveys. The youth found that the emerging MORE
New research compares early childhood health and well-being on a number of important measures in the UK to similar countries, including Canada. Measures include poverty, injuries and poisoning, congenital anomalies, infant mortality, childhood cancer rates, immunizations rates, obesity, life expectancy and more. Click here to read the full report.
Verena Tan, coordinator of the criminal justice program at the Canadian Friends Service Committee, spoke on the CBC Sunday Edition last week to discuss their 2018 report on what happens to the children of incarcerated parents. A one-year survey of Canadian case law found an absence of any cases that MORE