Naomi Nichols; Kaitlin Schwan; Stephen Gaetz; Melanie Redman; David French; Sean A. Kidd; Bill O'Grady - Canadian Observatory on Homelessness Press9 Aug 2017
A recent Canadian study on youth homelessness revealed that youth experiencing homelessness are 193 times more likely to report interactions with the child welfare system. This policy brief offers a snapshot of the situation for homeless youth with experience in care, an analysis of the structures and systems leaving these children behind, and recommendations for policy and practice.
Ontario announced a blueprint for reform of foster care and group homes in the province following a 2016 report, promising increased inspections of group homes and more opportunities for the participation of young people in care.
A memorandum of understanding (MOU) was signed by the Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador and Aboriginal leaders to call an inqury on the treatment, experiences and outcomes of Innu children in the child protection system.
International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI)28 Jun 2017
The International Society for Child Indicators (ISCI) is hosting its 6th Conference, entitled “Children in a World of Opportunities: Innovations in Research, Policy and Practice.” The event will take place on June 28-30, 2017 in Montreal, Canada.
Tonito Espisito, Martin Chabot, David W. Rothwell, Nico Tocme, Ashleigh Delaye - Children and Youth Services Review1 Jan 2017
In examining to what extent poverty reduction policies and family support services mitigate the risk factors associated with out-of-home placement, this study found that absolute poverty influences a child’s risk factors for out of home placement.