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Indigenous Knowledge Portal

The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society recently launched their Indigenous Knowledge Portal, a searchable database with links that provide access to a variety of annotated literature reviews, reports, guides, films, booklets, studies, journal articles and presentations related to Aboriginal children and families in Canada


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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Poverty Reduction Plan Federal Announcement

On August 21st, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development Jean-Yves Duclos released Canada’s First Poverty Reduction Strategy. The 100-page plan includes an overview of their past year of consultations and concrete poverty reduction targets: 20 percent reduction in poverty by 2020 and a 50 percent reduction in poverty by 2030. MORE


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First Call’s Federal Budget Submission

On August 3, First Call participated in the federal government’s Pre-Budget Consultations in Advance of the 2019 Budget with a submission that made recommendations in three key areas: 1. Tax Fairness and Income Support: Leveling the playing field for Canada’s children and youth is one of the best investments government can make 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


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What does poverty look like in Canada? Survey finds one-in-four experience notable economic hardship

A new, two-part study from the Angus Reid Institute examines the state of poverty in Canada by looking at lived experiences instead of income. The first chapter looks at four groups of poverty: Struggling, On the Edge, Recently Comfortable, and Always Comfortable. Respondents who are Struggling were most likely to be Indigenous, MORE


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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