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Psychology’s Response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Report

The Canadian Psychological Association and the Psychology Foundation of Canada have collaboratively released a report on the topic of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s (2015) report. The task force was created in order to develop concrete, action-oriented recommendations to improve the field’s service to the First Nations, Métis, MORE

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Migrant Families Separated in the U.S. – What About Canada?

Over the past week, we have watched news stories about children forcibly separated from their parents at the United States-Mexico border.  A few months into the U.S. President’s new ‘zero tolerance policy’ there is photo, video, and audio evidence showing children in distress, confined in cages, and housed in detention 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


Children’s Rights at Centre of Family Law Reform

On May 22, 2018, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada Jody Wilson-Raybould introduced Bill C-78 to the House during its second reading. The bill amends the Divorce Act to establish frameworks, terminology, and processes related to the best interests of the child, amongst other amendments. The Canadian Coalition for the MORE


GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship

GreenPAC is a non-partisan organization that believes Canada needs strong political leaders who are driven to take action to protect the environment. They are currently accepting applications for the GreenPAC Parliamentary Internship in Ottawa for young people ages 18-30 who are passionate about politics and the environment. The program runs from mid-September MORE


Early childhood education and care in Canada report

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit has published the 11th data-based report of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) in Canada. The resource includes a portrait of each province and territory’s ECEC programs and services, as well as those falling under federal jurisdiction. The British Columbia-specific information outlines the number of kids in child MORE