News Topics: Children and Youth in Care


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Fostering educational success of children and youth in care: Perspectives of experiential youth

A British Columbia-based study conducted a comprehensive literature review, an environmental scan, and interviews with 20 former youth in care focusing on what helps and hinders youth in care to graduate from high school. The findings offered strong evidence that school is valued as a normative experience for normalcy and predictability. The MORE


Campaigns and Issues

First Call’s 2019 BC Budget Submission

On October 15th, we submitted our recommendations to the 2019 BC Budget consultation. Our submission makes recommendations that would improve the lives of children, youth and families in BC that have been informed  by our research and our member organizations on  various themes. We highlight recommendations, which are followed by a list of MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Kelowna Daily Courier: B.C. budget committee hears plea for provincial funds for youth recovery house Columbia Valley Pioneer: B.C. advocacy groups aim for new federal autism funding Globe and Mail: B.C. cancer patient’s case exposes gaps in care for homeless people, advocates say The Tyee: Health Minister Reflects on BC’s ‘Big Challenge’: Fighting Poverty MORE


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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


Campaigns and Issues

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