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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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Child and Youth News of the Week

Policy Options: COVID-19 crisis shows us child care is always an essential service The Tyee: People in Group Homes: What Is Government Doing to Keep Them Safe? CBC News: COVID-19 shut down B.C. schools — so why are daycares still open? CCPA-BC: What should be next for BC workers and families after the initial MORE


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ECEBC Letter to ECEs and BC Minister of Health and CCCABC Statement

This week’s CTV article highlights that struggles to maintain staff ratios and locate and buy necessary cleaning supplies are just two of the concerns being raised by childcare workers, operators and advocates regarding the B.C. government’s decision not to close daycares during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Early Childhood Educators of BC (ECEBC) MORE


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CCPA Report on Child Care Fees in Canada 

The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives released their sixth annual report that provides a snapshot of the median child care fees parents pay in 37 cities across Canada for full-time licensed child care of infants, toddlers and preschool-age children. Though child care fees remain unaffordable across the country, policy initiatives clearly make 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