Child and youth news of the week

CKNW AM 980: How is Canada’s middle class doing? – Federal minister Jean Yves Duclos discusses child poverty and child care ahead of next federal budget

News 1130: Ottawa may offer more child care breaks

Global News: Child care and parental leave: What could be in the 2017 federal budget

Globe and Mail: Liberals should consider overhaul of parental leave benefits: study

Policy Options: Putting the care back into foster care

Globe and Mail: Tribunal can’t enforce indigenous child welfare ruling, Ottawa says

Metro News Vancouver: B.C. has worst-performing economy in Canada for young people: report

Metro News Vancouver: A tale of two school boards

East Kootenay News Online Weekly: Poverty in Cranbrook: A story of social potholes

CBC News: Petition for $15 per hour minimum wage delivered to B.C. Legislature

Prince George Citizen: Northern BC Youth Mental Health Summit Set for May

Summerland Review: Youth summit breaks silence about mental health

CBC News: Punishments don’t prevent cyberbullying, says expert

Castanet: Helping depressed teens

Saanich News: Parents facing childcare crisis

Behind the Numbers: Five things you can do right now to help women achieve economic equality

Yahoo! Finance: How much does it cost to raise a kid in Canada? Experts can’t seem to agree

Maclean’s: Why the federal budget should focus on gender equality

CBC News: Here’s why health care funds for First Nations children aren’t being spent

Vancouver Sun: Vancouver school board unions dispute bullying report

Public Education Network: Hunger to Learn: Will BC’s hungry kids finally receive the hearing and help they need?

Surrey Now: Homeless Count: The toll of Surrey streets

Province: Surrey mom fighting for child support disappointed court case adjourned due to judge shortage

Tyee: Faculty Union Calls for More Money, Attention for Post-secondary Education

Victoria News: Victoria researcher studying impacts of teenage stress on long-term heart health