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Play Builds Children

The Children’s Play Policy Forum believes that play is a powerful builder of happy, healthy, capable children. Researchers have found that “play builds resilience and is a significant part of the solution to the crisis in childhood…”  And, the benefits of play extend beyond the child “to families, communities and society.” MORE


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HungerCount 2018

Food Banks Canada’s HungerCount2018 Report includes powerful recommendations to governments including a call to Support the Creation of Standardized, Affordable Early Learning and Childcare Across the Country. Read the full report and four public policy recommendations that would decrease Canadians’ reliance on food banks. In BC, 31% of food bank users were families with MORE


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Oxfam Report on Rise of Global Inequality

A new report from Oxfam found that Canadian billionaires saw a one-year $20 billion increase in their wealth. Over the same period (March 2017 – March 2018) wealth held by the poorest half of Canadians remained the same. The report on global inequality Public Good or Private Wealth, makes recommendations including MORE


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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


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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


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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