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Youth Take Action: Digital Citizenship Resources

In April, SFU Public Square hosted the Confronting the Disinformation Age Community Summit. The summit considered how the proliferation of disinformation is impacting society and challenging our capacity to make informed decisions about our economic, social, and political lives. Two resources were created from the summit. The Youth Take Action MORE


2019 BCSTH Call for Proposal for Workshops  

The BC Society of Transition Houses invites you to submit a proposal to present at their Annual Training Forum in October 2019. Please complete the online form or the fillable PDF form by Friday, May 31st. You are welcome to attach or email any additional documentation and links to video or audio clips that might MORE

Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: Former foster kids reclaim Indigenous culture through fashion Kimberley Bulletin: B.C. program to help foster kids enter adulthood a mixed bag of experiences CTV News: ‘It’s not an expense, it’s an investment’: Oxfam Canada demands universal childcare The Vancouver Sun: Halena Seiferling: B.C. child-care spending shows the power MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Employment of Children and Youth in BC – Briefing Note on Recent Announcements

Last week, BC’s Minister of Labour introduced Bill 8 in the legislature that will amend the Employment Standards Act to provide better protections for children and adolescents who are working. This Bill modernizes BC’s employment laws and brings us into compliance with international standards, specifically the International Labour Organization’s Convention 138 on MORE


Spotlight’s Best Practices: Child Welfare Journalism Report

Dylan Cohen, Fostering Change Campaign Organizer, worked with Spotlight: Child Welfare to discuss the best practices for journalists interviewing youth, parents and others with lived experience in the child welfare system. He developed tip sheets drawing on existing literature, his own experiences with media, and interviews with youth and parents MORE