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First Call and Basics for Health Urge Government Action on Children’s Health

Today, First Call and Basics for Health Society sent a letter to the BC government urging a coordinated response to children’s health during this COVID-19 pandemic. Advocates, physicians, researchers and health care professionals have come together to voice their alarm about the harmful impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on children, MORE


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


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