News Topics: Federal


New WHO Guidelines on Children Health

The World Health Organization’s new guidelines outline that children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy. The recommendations include specific guidelines of physical activity for infants MORE


Connection to the Land as a Youth-Identified Social Determinant of Indigenous Peoples’ Health

Yellowknives Dene First Nation youth in the Canadian Northwest Territories participated in the ‘On-the-Land Health Leadership Camp,” where they used a strength- and community-based participatory approach through an Indigenous research lens to collect stories from youth through sharing circles, PhotoVoice, mural art, and surveys. The youth found that the emerging MORE


Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: Current State of Knowledge and Future Directions

Early this year, the National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health released a body of research that discusses three main themes of Indigenous Early Childhood Development in Canada: the context of young Indigenous children’s lives, the health and well-being of young Indigenous children, and intersectoral interventions for Indigenous child health. The report suggests MORE


Indigenize the Senate 2019

For the fourth year in arrow, Canadian Senators are asking Canadians from across the country to nominate Indigenous youth leaders from their communities so they can share their experiences and ideas with the Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples during an official public hearing. This activity is part of Youth Indigenize MORE

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Responses to Federal Budget 2019

Two days ago, the Federal Government announced Budget 2019. It outlines both continuing and new financial investments for initiatives across the country. While Budget 2019 proposes some important investments, it misses the mark on bold investments on areas like poverty reduction, child care and pharmacare. Many national organizations weighed in MORE


Canadian Labour Congress Collecting Women at Work Stories

The Canadian Labour Congress is looking for stories from women in the workforce. When Canada’s unions launched their #DoneWaiting campaign, they identified several key barriers many women face: wage inequality, violence and harassment at work, and the lack of accessible and affordable child care. Now it’s time to expand the MORE

Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: B.C. introduces sick days as part of proposed employment law changes APTN News: B.C. social worker accused of punishing Indigenous youth for sexual assault while in foster care Vancouver Sun: Number of B.C. teens struggling with anxiety up in 2018: study CBC News: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action MORE