News Category: Research


True, Lasting Reconciliation

The Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives – BC Council and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs released the True, Lasting Reconciliation report this week to discuss implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The report challenges politicians, officials, advisors, experts and the public to MORE


Fostering educational success of children and youth in care: Perspectives of experiential youth

A British Columbia-based study conducted a comprehensive literature review, an environmental scan, and interviews with 20 former youth in care focusing on what helps and hinders youth in care to graduate from high school. The findings offered strong evidence that school is valued as a normative experience for normalcy and predictability. The MORE


Food Costing in BC 2017: Food prices rising, but lack of income the real problem

The British Columbia Centre for Disease Control collaborated to release the Food Costing in BC 2017 report earlier this month. Please share this report and infographic which demonstrate that 1 in 6 BC children live in homes that struggle to feed them well.  Food insecurity negatively affects maternal health, birth outcomes, mental, emotional and MORE


Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2018: Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, released her report on the state of public health in Canada, titled, “Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth.” The report reveals that Canada’s national life expectancy has decreased for the first time in decades, which may be attributed to the opioid overdose MORE


Ta Saantii Best Strategic Practices Guide

Métis Nation British Columbia developed this guide as result of the findings from the Ta Saantii- Healthy Métis Communities Project. The survey details Métis participation in sports and physical activity in BC, and informs best practices for encouraging Métis participation. The study found that communities that hosted child-friendly events attracted families versus MORE


Childhood Poverty, Chronic Stress, Self‐Regulation, and Coping

Gary Evans and Pilyoung Kim published an article to expand the conversation past how poverty affects development on parental investment and parenting practices. They wanted to study how chronic stress and coping may impact early childhood poverty throughout life. They found that disadvantaged children are more likely to confront physical and psychosocial stressors, MORE