Child and Youth News of the Week

Kelowna Daily Courier: B.C. budget committee hears plea for provincial funds for youth recovery house
Columbia Valley Pioneer: B.C. advocacy groups aim for new federal autism funding
Globe and Mail: B.C. cancer patient’s case exposes gaps in care for homeless people, advocates say
The Tyee: Health Minister Reflects on BC’s ‘Big Challenge’: Fighting Poverty and Inequality
CBC News: Intimate partner violence victims show symptoms of traumatic brain injury
BC Local News: Youth Resource Centre and Foundry Penticton are coming to fruition
Global News: B.C. government sets targets to reduce poverty, won’t release plan until 2019
CBC News: B.C. vows to cut poverty rate by 25% in 5 years
StarMetro Vancouver: Education key to success for youth in foster care
Times Colonist: Comment: Helping Victoria’s homeless requires a change in our attitudes
Vancouver Sun: ‘It’s not just an Indigenous issue’: Teens bring Orange Shirt Day to Port Moody school
CBC News: Canada Revenue Agency still subjecting taxpayers to ‘humiliating, frustrating’ benefit review process: report
Vancouver Sun: B.C. NDP sets anti-poverty target, but won’t reveal how it will be done until next year
My Cowichan Valley: Province Makes First Step Towards Poverty Reduction Strategy
StarMetro Vancouver: B.C. sets timetable to reduce poverty by 25 per cent
GeekWire: Gates Foundation announces $15M commitment to map neighborhoods that help kids out of poverty