Ontario - Children and youth

A group of health-care professionals is urging the Ontario government to raise the minimum wage to $14 from $10.25 an hour, saying poverty is a real health issue, especially for children. Doctors,...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Health, Ontario
In January, inspired by the Idle No More movement, six Cree youth and one guide, left their community of Great Whale on the Hudson Bay to begin The Quest of Wisjinichu-Nishiyuu (Quest For Unity), a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Indigenous, Ontario
Got a legal question but not sure who to ask? If you’re a teenager in Ontario, you can visit the Teen Legal Helpline website, a free, confidential service that connects teenagers to lawyers.
Keywords: Children and Youth, helpline, Legal Assistance, legal help, teenagers, Ontario
The Homeless Hub has released a new report, "Can I See Your ID? The Policing of Youth Homelessness in Toronto" that shows that despite strong evidence that panhandling and squeegeeing have declined...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Ontario
This article compares heterosexual and sexual minority street-involved youth across a number of sociodemographic, risk and current mental health, victimization and delinquency measures with a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, LGBTQ, Women, Ontario
Ontario Coalition for Better Child Care works for more access to quality child care, for more affordable child care and to improve child care services in Ontario.
Keywords: child care, Children and Youth, Family, Women, Ontario
Meal Exchange empowers youth to take an active role in improving their local food system. A national registered charity since 1996, we provide youth volunteers with the knowledge, resources, and...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Foodbanks and Food, Ontario
The Students Commission is the lead of The Centre of Excellence for Youth Engagement, which networks academics, youth organizations and young people together to provide research and training to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Ethnicity and Race, Media, Violence, Ontario
Malton Neighbourhood Services is a non-profit, community based organization in Ontario with over 25 years experience providing settlement and community support services. Their staff can offer...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Family, Immigrants and Refugees, Malton, North Mississauga, Ontario
Toronto Youth Street Stories (TYSS) grew out of the Youth Pathways Project (YPP) conducted by researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the University of Toronto. A team of...
Keywords: art, Art and Culture, Children and Youth, Homelessness, stories, street-involved youth, Ontario
Almost half of Toronto's street youth don't want to be homeless - getting help for them early would make a big difference, says a groundbreaking study of Toronto street-involved youth. Changing...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Homelessness, Ontario
The Ontario government has released their Poverty Reduction Strategy with a plan to reduce the number of children living in poverty by 25 per cent over the next 5 years.
Keywords: Children and Youth, Government Policy, Poverty Research, Ontario
The Social Planning Network of Ontario (SPNO) is a coalition of social planning councils (SPC), community development councils (CDC), resource centres, and planning committees located in various...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ethnicity and Race, Family, Government Policy, Health, Housing, Immigrants and Refugees, Indigenous, Organizing, Poverty Research, social planning, Ontario
GTA Children’s Aid Societies and the Social Planning Network released a report on child poverty that shows a huge increase in the number of children living in poverty. The report shows that lack of...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Poverty Research, Ontario
The Ontario Campaign 2000, a campaign to reduce child poverty has released a report called: A Poverty Reduction Strategy for Ontario (in PDF) that calls on all Ontario political parties to committ to...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Ontario
The Ontario government promised that the 2007 Ontario Budget would tackle child poverty. This budget introduces the new Ontario Child Benefit which is suppose to help Ontario families with lower...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Family, Welfare, Ontario
A report by Campaign 2000, Child poverty in Ontario: Promises to keep (available on the site in PDF in English and in French), has found one in six children in Ontario live in poverty. Read more in a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Ontario
The Hands Off Campaign has been working to stop the clawback of child benefits for those on social assistance. In Ontario, the provincial government clawbacks the majority of the federal tax benefit...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Organizing, Welfare, Ontario
A report provides evidence of Ontario children being humiliated if unable to pay their school fees. The report argues that these fees are not only difficult on low income families, but are also...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Education, Ontario
Phoenix Print Shop provides homeless and at risk youth with training and employment in the printing and graphics industry. Many of their graduates are employed in their fields and one of them one a...
Keywords: Children and Youth, Unemployment, Ontario