Canada-wide - Children and youth

A Newswire article argues that the 2014 Federal Budget has no clear strategies to address Canada's 14.3% child poverty rate and is out of step with Canadian values of caring about our neighbours'...
Keywords: Children and Youth, All of Canada
"Recessions are always harder on young workers, but we are nearly five years out from the end of the last recession and there is still no recovery in sight for young workers. For a comparison on the...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Unemployment, All of Canada
Yesterday Campaign 2000 along with their provincial partners including First Call BC, released their annual child poverty report cards. 1 in 7 children in Canada are poor, and the rate is actually...
Keywords: Children and Youth, British Columbia, All of Canada
Throughout the winter and spring of 2013, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) conducted wide-ranging consultations to gather input on Canadians’ views on the social determinants of health. Public...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Foodbanks and Food, Homelessness, Mental Health, Poverty Research, Welfare, All of Canada
A study released by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives has found that a deplorable 40% of indigenous children live in poverty in Canada. In Saskatchewan and Manitoba, two thirds of status...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, All of Canada
Earlier this month the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision that held that severe learning disabled students are entitled to the same access to education as students without...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Disability, Education, British Columbia, All of Canada
A new study by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at trends in tuition and compulsory fees in Canada since 1990, projects fees for each province for the next four years, and examines...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Debt and Consumer Law, Education, All of Canada
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is an early childhood education and child care (ECEC) policy research institute with a mandate to further policy and programs in Canada.
Keywords: child education, childcare, Children and Youth, early eduction, Family, All of Canada
Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, transsexual, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) youth are overrepresented in the homeless youth population. It has been estimated that approximately 25-40% of homeless...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, All of Canada
November 2011 marks 22 years since the House of Commons adopted an all-party resolution to end child poverty in Canada. Today, Campaign 2000 has released its 20th National Report Card on Child/Family...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadian awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
The purpose of Young Women Connect is to "connect" young women locally and nationally across Canada on the issues and actions towards eliminating racism, violence and poverty.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, Women, All of Canada
National Alliance of Children and Youth is a network of more than 60 national organizations committed to improving the lives of children and youth in Canada.
Keywords: Children and Youth, All of Canada
The National Youth In Care Network is a national charitable organization driven by youth and alumni of care across Canada. The NYICN exists to voice the opinions and concerns of youth in and from...
Keywords: Children and Youth, All of Canada
MEDIA INDIGENA is an interactive, multimedia magazine dedicated to Indigenous news, views and creative expression. From the battlefield of politics and policy to the beauty of arts and culture, we...
Keywords: Art and Culture, Children and Youth, indigenous, Indigenous, Technology, All of Canada
The child poverty rate in British Columbia dropped to 14.5 percent in 2008, according to the latest figures published by Statistics Canada. The number of poor children was 121,000 - or about one of...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
Once at No. 6 in world ranking, ‘shockingly high’ death rate now puts Canada at No. 24, prompting urgent request to Health Minister.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Poverty Research, All of Canada
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada has a mandate to learn the truth about what happened in the residential schools and to inform all Canadians about what happened in the schools. The...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Indigenous, residential schools, residential schools, All of Canada
An article in the online magazine, Global Voices looks into the crisis of Aboriginal youth suicides in Canada due to poverty, colonization, isolation and lack of basic services. Suicide rates have...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, All of Canada
The Anniversary Project explores the lives of 20 different Canadian children living below the poverty line. The Anniversary Project launched on the 20 year anniversary of the Canadian government’s...
Keywords: Art and Culture, child poverty, Children and Youth, narrative, photography, stories, All of Canada