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Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2018: Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, released her report on the state of public health in Canada, titled, “Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth.” The report reveals that Canada’s national life expectancy has decreased for the first time in decades, which may be attributed to the opioid overdose MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Toronto.com: (Opinion) Extend Canada Child Benefit to all The Nelson Daily: Op/Ed:Progress on Child Care in BC StarMetro Vancouver: Even social-housing workers are being priced out of Vancouver Global News: Housing crunch pushing even the suburbs out of reach of B.C. families: report Times Colonist: Tent cities a ‘viable first step’ toward solving housing crisis MORE


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Childhood Poverty, Chronic Stress, Self‐Regulation, and Coping

Gary Evans and Pilyoung Kim published an article to expand the conversation past how poverty affects development on parental investment and parenting practices. They wanted to study how chronic stress and coping may impact early childhood poverty throughout life. They found that disadvantaged children are more likely to confront physical and psychosocial stressors, MORE


Campaigns and Issues

$10aDay Campaign: Urge Government to Continue Moving Forward

The newest petition launched by the $10aDay Campaign expresses appreciation for the BC government’s bold steps to address the child care situation in BC. The government is lowering parent fees, raising educator wages and education, and creating more licensed spaces. $10aDay Campaign thanks everyone who has participated in the campaign MORE


Child and youth news of the week

The Province: Province partners with Union of B.C. Municipalities to create child-care spaces Clearwater Times: New Indigenous child care opening in Clearwater CTV News: Indigenous families struggled for health care before Jordan’s Principle: summit Benzinga: First Nations-Driven Implementation Essential, Says AFN National Chief on Federal Investment in Early Learning and 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

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