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Child and youth news of the week

CBC News: Centre for Truth and Reconciliation to develop memorial register of residential school deaths BC Local News: Residential school ‘monster’ now lives in child-welfare system: senator Delta Optimist: B.C. announces new transition housing for women fleeing violence Benzinga: Public education is a strong equalizing force in Canadian society, UNICEF MORE


Chief Public Health Officer’s Report on the State of Public Health in Canada 2018: Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth

Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Dr. Theresa Tam, released her report on the state of public health in Canada, titled, “Preventing Problematic Substance Use in Youth.” The report reveals that Canada’s national life expectancy has decreased for the first time in decades, which may be attributed to the opioid overdose MORE


The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence and Teaching Excellence in STEM

The Prime Minister’s Awards for Teaching Excellence honour exceptional elementary and secondary school teachers in all disciplines. The committee looks for clear evidence that nominees have excelled in all of the following five areas: Digital and Creative Literacy in the Classroom, Innovative and Exemplary Teaching Practices, Support Student Success and MORE