News Topics: Child and Youth-Friendly Places


Campaigns and Issues

From Marginalized to Magnified, Youth Homelessness Report

Katherine McParland, Executive Director of A Way Home Kamloops, presented her newly-released report From Marginalized to Magnified: Youth Homelessness Solutions From Those With Lived Expertise to the March 11th First Call coalition meeting. The report was prepared in collaboration with her advisory group Youth Against Youth Homelessness BC and The Office of MORE


Campaigns and Issues

City of Vancouver Passes Motion in Support of Healthy School Food

On March 10, 2020, First Call submitted comments to the City of Vancouver supporting passage of the motion, “Taking Steps Toward a National Cost-Shared Universal Healthy School Food Program.” Click here to read our comments. We are pleased to hear that the City of Vancouver passed the motion on March 11th. One part of MORE


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Primer on Practice Shifts Required with Canada’s Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth And Families Act

The Assembly of First Nations released a primer on new Indigenous child welfare legislation. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Director and Professor of Law, wrote the report. It addresses the new federal legislation that came into effect for Canadians on January 1, 2020. Mary Ellen outlines that the MORE


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Spirit Bear’s Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action

The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (the Caring Society) recently launched the Spirit Bear’s Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. It is a youth-friendly guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) 94 Calls to Action. A reminder that Have a MORE


opportunities

Volunteering at Youthspace.ca

Youthspace.ca is an emotional crisis support chat open to everyone across Canada under 30 years old. A diverse community of trained volunteers are online 365 evenings a year to provide confidential, empathetic and non-judgmental support to youth through instant message and text. Are you interested in volunteering? Volunteers receive training in reflective MORE


research

What Teens Gain When They Contribute to Their Social Groups

Earlier this year, a Greater Good Magazine article outlined research that suggests adolescents thrive when they can make a meaningful difference in their communities. Research suggests that kind and helpful behavior toward others actually increases from childhood through adolescence—making the stereotype of the self-absorbed teen a myth. Most importantly, contributing provides adolescents the experiences MORE


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McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 New Reports

The regional reports from the McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 are being released over time. They have already posted regional reports for Northeast, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay, and Richmond. We encourage you to keep checking the website for your region’s report. In the meantime, McCreary also released the Beyond a Dreamcatcher report, a youth-led MORE