News Topics: Children and Youth in Care


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Foster Youth-Led Organizing and Resources in the U.S.

The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI) is a nonprofit, bipartisan organization that works to raise awareness and remove policy barriers for children without families. 10 current and former foster youth in the Foster Youth Internship Program recently released their recommendations in a policy report titled Tools for Transformation: Building a Compassionate MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Times Colonist: Victoria council backs campaign for ‘living wage’ StarMetro Vancouver: Ontario’s cancellation of basic income pilot is seen as a setback by B.C. proponents Vancouver Sun: Abbotsford anti-gang program to lose funding as kids head back to school Vancouver Sun: Judy Darcy: Overdose emergency: Unprecedented crisis demands unprecedented action StarMetro Vancouver: Peer-led overdose response MORE


Child and youth news of the week

StarMetro Vancouver: B.C. begins paying back millions taken from welfare recipients on methadone StarMetro Vancouver: Canada detains migrant kids, too, and it needs to stop, experts say The Globe and Mail: Trump’s zero-tolerance policy inflicts anguish on kids – with toxic health impacts Maclean’s: Trudeau won’t condemn Trump’s migrant policy. MORE


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BC Coroners Death Review Panel: Review of MCFD-Involved Youth Transitioning to Independence

The BC Coroners Service convened a death review panel in December 2017 to review the circumstances of young people who died while transitioning to independence from government child services between January 1, 2011 and December 31, 2016. The report found high rates of suicide, mental health issues, drug overdose deaths and a MORE


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Final report of the Advisory Committee on Homelessness

The federal Advisory Committee on Homelessness was announced in June 2017 with a mandate to provide context for homelessness in Canada and outline recommendations. In their most recent report, the committee notes specific recommendations for sub-populations at risk of homelessness. Youth homelessness was an area of specific concern for the Committee due to MORE


Child and Youth New of the Week

CHEK News: UVic professor Michael Prince appointed new chair of Community Living British Columbia CBC News: B.C. government hints exemptions to new health payroll tax on the way — but not for cities CNC News: B.C. Ombudsperson’s report shows thousands of welfare recipients unfairly penalized CNC News: Students with special needs in B.C. still MORE