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Submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth Special Project on Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs

In June, First Call sent in a submission to the Select Standing Committee on Children and Youth Special Project on Children and Youth with Neuro-Diverse Special Needs. Our submission focuses on: acting on a strong commitment to early childhood development and the evidence underscoring the importance of the early years; barriers to MORE


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Gen Squeeze Report on Housing Costs

 This research report, Straddling the Gap, “illustrates the state of housing affordability for younger Canadians, in every province and the major cities within them. It shows that Canadians between the ages of 25 and 34 continue to straddle a massive gap between housing prices that remain at near-historic levels in key MORE


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A bad bargain for us all: Why the market doesn’t deliver child care that works for Canadian children and families

Martha Friendly, founder and Executive Director of the Childcare Resource and Research Unit, recently published an occasional paper explaining why the market doesn’t deliver child care that works for Canadian children and families. Even with recent investments in child care across the country, quality continues to be a matter or concern, including MORE


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Re-Imagining Community Inclusion Report

Shane Simpson, Minister of Social Development and Poverty Reduction, announced the Re-Imagining Community Inclusion Initiative in May 2018. It was to focus on how we envision services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities in 10 years, the pathway forward, and how we work together to get there. They recently MORE


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Call for Abstracts for International Research Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD

Although there have been thousands of published articles in FASD in general, there has been limited research specifically on adolescents and adults with FASD or on individuals across the lifespan. UBC’s Interprofessional Continuing Education is hosting an interactive conference in 2020 that will provide an opportunity to be at the MORE


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SPICE Research on Special Education for K-12

The Supporting Progressive Inclusive Child-centred Education (SPICE) Research Lab recently shared results from an investigation on special education. The research is a population-based investigation of the K-12 educational trajectories of children across multiple categories of needs. The survey respondents helped identify research priorities related to the education journeys of students MORE