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Health Concerns related to Fracked Natural Gas

A new report entitled Fractures in the Bridge: Unconventional (Fracked) Natural Gas, Climate Change and Human Health, published by the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment (CAPE), explores research into health issues affecting populations living near unconventional oil and gas operations. Currently most of Canada’s unconventional gas is produced in northeastern MORE


Have a Heart Day

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event organized by First Nations Child & Family Caring Society that brings together caring Canadians to help ensure First Nations children have the services they need to grow up safely at home, get a good education, be healthy, and be proud MORE


Volunteering at is an emotional crisis support chat open to everyone across Canada under 30 years old. A diverse community of trained volunteers are online 365 evenings a year to provide confidential, empathetic and non-judgmental support to youth through instant message and text. Are you interested in volunteering? Volunteers receive training in reflective MORE


Child and Youth News of the Week

The Tyee: These Policies Could Help End Single-Parent Poverty in BC Burnaby Now: It’s official: City of Burnaby is a living wage employer Kelowna iNFO News: Roughly 1 in 5 children live in poverty in the Thompson-Okanagan Kelowna Now: More than a sixth of all Central Okanagan children are living in poverty: report Castanet: 1 MORE


First Call is Hiring! Living Wage for Families Campaign Organizer

First Call is a dynamic, non-partisan coalition of over 100 provincial and regional partner organizations in British Columbia committed to strengthening support for the well-being of children and youth. Through public education, community mobilization and public policy advocacy, our non-profit coalition aims to ensure children and youth receive “first call” MORE

Campaigns and Issues

$10aDay Brief: Recommendations for Effective Expansion of Licensed Child Care Spaces in BC

The $10aDay Campaign recently released a list of recommendations for effective expansion of licensed child care spaces in BC. The brief explains that the BC government is committed to creating 24,000 new licensed child care spaces by 2021. Consistent with $10aDay Plan recommendations, government is encouraging partnerships with public partners (school districts, MORE


Disentangling the role of income in the academic achievement of migrant children

Children who migrate are more likely to live in poverty – across Canada and in the world’s richest nations. A recent study used a population-based cohort of BC children to examine whether income differently predicted the kindergarten to Grade 7 (K-7) literacy and numeracy trajectories of migrant children (economic, family, and refugee MORE


RCY Job Posting: Deputy Representative, Advocacy and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Relations

The Representative for Children and Youth is currently hiring a Deputy Representative for Advocacy and First Nations, Métis and Inuit Relations. The Deputy Representative leads RCY’s individual and systemic advocacy program, including systemic issues and youth and community engagement, and leads the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Relations team. This role MORE