Canada-wide - Children and youth

A study from UBC and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences has found that kids who grow up in poverty are more likely to have health problems such as heart disease, stroke...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Health, Poverty Research, British Columbia, All of Canada
A couple of reports have looked at the links between income, women, and childcare in Canada. Stats Canada just released a report that shows that a sizeable earnings gap exists between Canadian women...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Women, All of Canada
Campaign 2000 has released the 2008 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty, revealing that 19 years after the 1989 resolution that Canada would resolve child poverty by 2000, one in nine children...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
Code Blue for Child Care, a national campaign to protect child care is accusing the Conservative government of abandoning child care. Code Blue has issued Harper and his government an "F" in three...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Organizing, British Columbia, All of Canada
The Tyee has an interesting article, "Child Poverty is Down. No, it's Up," about two reports issued in the last couple months about child poverty. One report issued by the Fraser Institute claims...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Poverty Research, All of Canada
From September 26-29, a National Youth Homelessness Conference (Link removed - No longer exists) will be taking place in St. John's. The title of the conference is Beyond the Street: Youth and...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, All of Canada
Aboriginal children, on and off reserves are not doing nearly as well as non-Aboriginal children. Over half of Aboriginal children live in poverty. Twice as many Aboriginal babies will be born...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, Violence, All of Canada
Child poverty continues to be a problem in Canada. Immigrant families, in particular, are living in poverty, due largely to the failure of the Canadian government to recognize their credentials. Not...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Immigrants and Refugees, All of Canada
Campaign 2000's brief to the Standing Committee on Finance pre-Budget consultation urges changes to the child tax credit, the minimum wage, early childhood education, and post-secondary education...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, All of Canada
Campaign 2000 has released the 2004 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada. Entitled One Million Too Many: Implementing Solutions to Child Poverty in Canada (in PDF), this 12 page report states: "On...
Keywords: Children and Youth, All of Canada
It's estimated more than one million Canadian children are living in poverty. The percentage is highest in Manitoba, where more than 22.5 per cent of children live below the poverty line. See a news...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
In 2001 Louise Gosselin challenged a cut to the welfare rate in Quebec for "employable" persons between the ages of 18 and 30 from $470 a month to $170 a month. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Welfare, All of Canada
Campaign 2000 has released the 2002 Report Card on Child Poverty in Canada (in PDF) and has called on the federal government to adopt three main recommendations as priorities for a social investment...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, All of Canada
Butterfly 208 (Link removed - No longer exists) is an art and essay contest for Canadian youth to step up, speak out and take action against poverty and other major development issues affecting young...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, All of Canada