News Topics: Children and Youth in Care

Campaigns and Issues

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Announcement

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal recently issued an important compensation ruling for First Nations children and families. The Tribunal found that Canada willfully and recklessly discriminated against First Nations children. In this ruling, they ordered Canada to pay the maximum amount allowable under the Canadian Human Rights Act to compensate First Nations children, MORE


Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students

The Canada Post Awards for Indigenous Students celebrate the hard work and determination of Indigenous peoples who have embraced a renewed pursuit of learning. Applications for the $2,000 awards are open to all First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples who have been out of school for at least one year, who have since decided to return MORE


FBCYICN Youth Retreat Registration Open

The Federation of BC Youth in Care Networks are now accepting registrations for their upcoming retreat on October 25-29, 2019 at Zajac Ranch. Their retreats bring together youth in and from care from all across the province to learn life skills, have fun, build lasting friendships, direct the work of the organization, MORE

Campaigns and Issues

First Call’s Budget 2020 Submission

 In this year’s BC budget submission, First Call highlights five recommendations from our 2018 Child Poverty Report Card starting with important targeted poverty reduction measures for families living in deep poverty. Our Key Recommendations: 1. Increase income supports for families living in deep poverty 2. Invest in early childhood 3. Ensure MORE


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