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CCPA Report on Child Care Fees in Canada 

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released their sixth annual report that provides a snapshot of the median child care fees parents pay in 37 cities across Canada for full-time licensed child care of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. Though child care fees remain unaffordable across the country, policy initiatives clearly make MORE


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PROOF Report on Household Food Insecurity

PROOF conducted research on household food insecurity in Canada between 2017-2018. Drawing on data for 103,500 households from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey conducted in 2017 and 2018, they found that 12.7% of households experienced some level of food insecurity in the previous 12 months. 17.3% of children under 18 MORE


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Health Concerns related to Fracked Natural Gas

A new report entitled Fractures in the Bridge: Unconventional (Fracked) Natural Gas, Climate Change and Human Health, published by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), explores research into health issues affecting populations living near unconventional oil and gas operations. Currently most of Canada’s unconventional gas is produced in northeastern MORE


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Disentangling the role of income in the academic achievement of migrant children

Children who migrate are more likely to live in poverty – across Canada and in the world’s richest nations. A recent study used a population-based cohort of BC children to examine whether income differently predicted the kindergarten to Grade 7 (K-7) literacy and numeracy trajectories of migrant children (economic, family, and refugee MORE


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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