News Topics: Child and Youth-Friendly Places


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Spotlight’s Best Practices: Child Welfare Journalism Report

Dylan Cohen, Fostering Change Campaign Organizer, worked with Spotlight: Child Welfare to discuss the best practices for journalists interviewing youth, parents and others with lived experience in the child welfare system. He developed tip sheets drawing on existing literature, his own experiences with media, and interviews with youth and parents MORE


Campaigns and Issues

#BuildSchoolsRight

Parent Advocacy Network is currently running a #BuildSchoolsRight campaign. Many communities in BC desperately need new schools—to replace old schools that are seismically unsafe and contain health hazards like asbestos and lead, and to replace portables in communities that are rapidly outgrowing their existing schools. However, communities overjoyed to finally receive MORE


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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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Provincial Health Officer Releases Annual Report

Last week BC’s provincial heath officer (PHO), released the report, Taking the Pulse of the Population: An Update on the Health of British Columbians. One of the four areas highlighted for more attention is early childhood development. The report recommends that government increase support for programs and policies that focus MORE