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Jordan Press, The Canadian Press 9 Aug 2017

A Canadian study found that 3 in 5 homeless youth had experience with the child welfare system, a rate 193 times higher than the general public. 

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. 

Laurie Monsebraaten & Vjosa Isai - TheStar.com19 Jul 2017

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. 

Marilyn Boone - CBC News 6 Jul 2017

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
Location: 
Montreal, Canada

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.

Resilience Research Centre14 Jun 2017
Location: 
Cape Town, South Africa

RRC will be holding Pathways to Resilience IV in Cape Town, South Africa on June 14-16, 2017.

Kristin Annable - CBC News31 Mar 2017

Manitoba's families minister admits money from children's special allowance has been redirected to the provincial government's general revenue.

Amitha Kalaichandran, The Canadian Press - rdnewsnow16 Mar 2017

The political situation in the U.S. drives unaccompanied minors across the border to Canada where their futures are uncertain.

Elise Gould, Jessica Schieder - Economic Policy Institute 7 Mar 2017

This blog article from the Economic Policy Institute notes that policy makers ignore legislation that could make it easier for women to balance work and home obligations.

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.

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