Child and Youth News of the Week

CBC News: B.C. introduces sick days as part of proposed employment law changes
APTN News: B.C. social worker accused of punishing Indigenous youth for sexual assault while in foster care
Vancouver Sun: Number of B.C. teens struggling with anxiety up in 2018: study
CBC News: Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs demanding province take action on opioid crisis
CTV News: B.C. pledges $1.2M for ‘intensive supports’ aimed at steering kids away from gangs
Globe and Mail: B.C.’s Maple Ridge promises housing plan after provincial housing minister calls for action
CBC News: $3B class action lawsuit filed against Ottawa over First Nations child welfare discrimination
Times Colonist: Legal aid report calls for child-protection clinics to help parents
CBC News: B.C. didn’t honour legal rights of involuntarily detained mentally ill patients: ombudsperson
Global BC: B.C. Greens introduce legislation to allow victims of abuse to get out of property leases
The Tyee: Despite Promises, Province’s ID Changes Hurting Homeless and Marginalized
Vancouver Sun: John Horgan tears up at event on funding increases for caregivers, foster parents