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BC Government Responds to Court Action Filed on Behalf of Youth in Care

This morning the provincial government filed its response to a court action taken by the Public Guardian and Trustee regarding a former social worker accused of financial improprieties related to youth in government care. First Call is pleased to see that government “admits vicarious liability for the actions of the MORE


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$10aDay Progress Summary

The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC released a progress summary that outlines the BC government’s financial steps towards implementing universal child care. The BC Budget 2018 committed $1 billion over three years to improve access to quality, affordable child care, complemented by additional federal funding of $153 million. MORE


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Basic Income Feedback Form

On July 3, 2018 the Province announced the creation of an expert committee to study the potential for using a basic income approach in its efforts to reduce poverty and prepare for the emerging economy. Organizations and individuals with an interest in basic income are invited to share their input MORE


Child and youth news of the week

CHEK: West Coast LEAF says further progress is needed for B.C. to meet international women’s rights obligations Tri-City News: PoMo council wants free transit for youth APTN National News: ’A turning point’: New Indigenous child welfare legislation will save lives says Philpott The Tyee: Good Intentions on Indigenous Child Welfare MORE


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New erase portal

The BC Government recently launched the erase portal (expect respect & a safe education). The portal provides parents and students with helpful tips and advice on how to address bullying. The site also includes a confidential online reporting tool for youth to report bullying. It is part of the erase MORE


research

True, Lasting Reconciliation

The Canadian Council for Policy Alternatives – BC Council and the Union of British Columbia Indian Chiefs released the True, Lasting Reconciliation report this week to discuss implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. The report challenges politicians, officials, advisors, experts and the public to MORE


Campaigns and Issues

American Academy of Pediatrics Warns Against Physical Punishment

Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) released a policy statement, supported by research evidence, warning parents against spanking their children, defined as “non-injurious, open handed hitting with the intention of modifying child behavior.” They cite a study in the U.S. that found children who were spanked more than MORE