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McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 New Reports

The regional reports from the McCreary Adolescent Health Survey 2018 are being released over time. They have already posted regional reports for Northeast, Kootenay Boundary, East Kootenay, and Richmond. We encourage you to keep checking the website for your region’s report. In the meantime, McCreary also released the Beyond a Dreamcatcher report, a youth-led MORE


ECEBC’s BC Child Care Workforce Survey

Earlier this year, the Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) announced their “Sector-led Evaluation of the Early Care and Learning Recruitment and Retention Strategy in British Columbia” project. The goal of the Evaluation Project is to enable a continuous feedback mechanism for the sector on the direct and indirect impacts of MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

Burnaby Now: This adorable family shows the power of adoption Times Colonist: In this home, foster-care kids welcomed for decades The Tyee: The Unsung Heroes Who Created Canada’s First Women’s Shelters Times Colonist: Les Leyne: Court hands children’s representative a major victory over B.C. government Times Colonist: David Suzuki: Youth-group lawsuit draws attention to climate MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Violence in Canadian Schools and Canada’s Responsibilities

CBC’s special investigation into violence in schools began when journalists asked if a national database of student-on-student violence exists, and found the answer to be no. School boards across Canada collect information in vastly different ways, creating a messy and incomplete patchwork of facts and figures. That leaves governments in an unenviable MORE


A Systematic Review on the Relationship between the Neighbourhood Built Environment and Time Spent in Outdoor Play

A recent study examined the relationship between attributes of the neighbourhood built environment and the time BC children and adolescents (0–18 years) spend in self-directed outdoor play. They found moderate evidence that lower traffic volumes, yard access, and increased neighbourhood greenness were positively associated with time spent in outdoor play for MORE