Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: ‘There’s so many kids dying’: Mother says anti-gang program that saved her son desperately needs funding

CBC News: Child poverty decreasing ‘pitifully slowly’ in B.C., report finds

Vancouver Sun: B.C. child poverty figures remain bad, but report sounds note of optimism

The Tyee: Whose Children Are Growing Up Poor in BC?

StarMetro Vancouver: B.C.’s child poverty rates remain higher than Canadian average

Cision: 2018 Report Card Outlines Bold Ambitions for Child and Family Poverty Eradication

Vancouver Courier: East Vancouver youth recovery home celebrates 30 years of hope

The Tyee: Legal Centres Level the Playing Field for Parents Fighting to Keep Their Children

CBC News: 3 more Indigenous youth accuse B.C. social worker of exploitation

CBC News: No comment: What’s the public’s ‘right to know’ about B.C. Legislature investigation?

CTV News: Alleged victim speaks out about social worker accused of exploiting youth

CBC News: Number of children living in poverty rises to 31,400

The Globe and Mail: Young drug users should be involuntarily admitted into care, B.C. mom says

CBC News: Parents’ struggles with opioid-addicted kids highlighted in documentary

CBC News: B.C. investing $231M to build new homes for Indigenous residents

CBC News: ‘They’re not there to help’: MMIWG family members say counselling support lacking

Georgia Straight: Lawyers’ Rights Watch Canada claims that gaps in B.C. legal aid violate international law

BC Local News: Advocacy grows for midwifery services in Prince Rupert

Quesnel Cariboo Observer: CNC students celebrate National Child Day

The Tyee: One Woman’s Campaign to End Indigenous Child Apprehensions

CBC News: Woman formerly in care of ministry says she was left homeless while social worker allegedly pocketed funds

BC Local News: North Surrey women’s housing facility ‘almost immediately’ at capacity

Times Colonist: B.C. government announces 439 new child care spaces in Greater Victoria

The Province: Vancouver launches opioid emergency task force

National Observer: ‘Actions speak louder than words’ : Report urges B.C. to protect Indigenous rights