News Topics: Poverty


News-Releases-and-Op-eds

Government Announces Extension for Youth Aging Out of Care

Today, Fostering Change, issued a media release today praising the provincial government for responding to concerns about youth aging out of care in this pandemic. Yesterday, government announced that youth who turn 19 during the COVID-19 pandemic will have their care agreements extended, and that those on the Agreements with MORE


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PROOF Report on Household Food Insecurity

PROOF conducted research on household food insecurity in Canada between 2017-2018. Drawing on data for 103,500 households from Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey conducted in 2017 and 2018, they found that 12.7% of households experienced some level of food insecurity in the previous 12 months. 17.3% of children under 18 MORE


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BC Rent Bank Offering Support

BC Rent Bank is pleased to partner with a great number of organizations that are offering rent bank services in their community! If you are someone looking for services, please have a look here at the agencies currently offering rent bank services. Since each organization has its own set of criteria for MORE


Campaigns and Issues

From Marginalized to Magnified, Youth Homelessness Report

Katherine McParland, Executive Director of A Way Home Kamloops, presented her newly-released report From Marginalized to Magnified: Youth Homelessness Solutions From Those With Lived Expertise to the March 11th First Call coalition meeting. The report was prepared in collaboration with her advisory group Youth Against Youth Homelessness BC and The Office of MORE


News-Releases-and-Op-eds

2020 Budget Delivers on Previous Promises but Thin on New Initiatives for Children, Youth and Their Families

This week’s BC budget followed through on promises made in past budgets – including the BC Child Opportunity Benefit – but comes up short on new initiatives and investments that would assist children, youth and their families. “We need to invest more in upstream, preventative family supports,” commented Adrienne Montani, MORE


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Reminder: Call for Volunteers for Homeless Count

The 2020 Homeless Count in Metro Vancouver will take place on the night of March 3rd and throughout the day on March 4th. The goals of the 2020 Homeless Count are to obtain a reliable estimate on the number of people experiencing homelessness, to obtain a demographic profile of those individuals through the MORE


Campaigns and Issues

Childhood and Children’s Rights in Federal Minister Mandate Letters

Last week, the Prime Minister of Canada released ministerial mandate letters to guide the work of federal cabinet ministers. UNICEF Canada analyzed the ministerial mandate letters and outlined key policy priorities that will improve child and youth well-being in Canada and around the world. To mark the start of a new parliament, a new MORE