News Topics: Child and Youth-Friendly Places


Campaigns and Issues

First Call’s Employment Standards Submission

Last Friday, First Call submitted recommendations to the Ministry of Labour and The Law Institute of B.C. calling for better government protection for children who are working. First Call’s recommendations provide a framework for the B.C. government to develop employment standards consistent with Canada’s commitment to establish 16 as the age for MORE


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Nanaimo State of the Child

The Greater Nanaimo Early Years Partnership released their third State of the Child Report that supports investments in the first years of a child’s life and highlights how the community supports the positive development of young people. It provides an overview of the situations of family and economic wellbeing, health and wellness, MORE


Campaigns and Issues

#AllOnBoard Affordable Transit for Metro Vancouver

The #AllonBoard campaign has launched a petition calling on Metro Vancouver for affordable and accessible transit. The campaign advocates for: Free transit for all children and youth 0-18 Sliding scale monthly pass system based on income They also advocate for a social justice and poverty reduction mandate for Translink, non-stigmatizing affordability measures, fare evasion MORE


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Migrant Families Separated in the U.S. – What About Canada?

Over the past week, we have watched news stories about children forcibly separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border.  A few months into the U.S. President’s new ‘zero tolerance policy’ there is photo, video, and audio evidence showing children in distress, confined in cages, and housed in detention MORE


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Promoting Mental Well-Being Through Social-Emotional Learning in Schools: Examples from British Columbia

This research points to the importance of school-led social and emotional learning in promoting positive mental health. The paper highlights the multi-faceted approach undertaken in British Columbia over the past decade to promote positive mental health through social-emotional learning (SEL) in schools. SEL has been implemented in school curriculum, recently in MORE


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Bill S-228 (Child Health Protection Act): amend the Food and Drugs Act

The rate of childhood obesity in Canada has been rising steadily in recent decades and being overweight or obese impacts the mental health and well-being of children, as well as other aspects of their lives. There is unequivocal evidence that the marketing of unhealthy foods and sugar-sweetened beverages has a negative impact MORE