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ISPCAN,

In this webinar, Barbara Fallon of the University of Toronto and Delphine Collin-Vezina of McGill University will share information from the new University of Toronto Policy Bench report, Child Welfare and Pandemics Literature Scan (Sistovaris et al., 2020), including current knowledge of child welfare and pandemics, the impact on children in the Canadian child welfare system, potential policy solutions that could mitigate the detrimental effects of pandemics, and the measures taken to control the spread of disease.

Brian Rodgers - CBC News,

The Saskatchewan Youth In Care and Custody Network (SYICCN) is calling for assistance for children in government care to be kept in place until services return to pre-coronavirus levels, even if young people "age out" of those services, according to this article from CBC News. 

Sarah Treleaven - Huffington Post,

This article from the Huffington Post describes the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on care leavers in Canada.

Amanda Keller, Melanie Doucet, Jennifer Dupuis, Jessica Dupuis, and Varda R. Mann-Feder - International Journal of Child, Youth and Family Studies,

This report describes the evolution of an independent youth-led organization for youth in and from care in Quebec, Canada

Amy M. Alberton, G. Brent Angell, Kevin M. Gorey, Stéphane Grenier - Children and Youth Services Review,

The premise of this paper is that Indigenous peoples are multiplicatively oppressed and that these intersecting sites of oppression increase the risk of Indigenous peoples in Canada becoming homeless. The study found that Indigenous identity, involvement in the child welfare system, and level of educational achievement were all significantly associated with experiences of hidden and visible homelessness.

Amy M. Alberton, G. Brent Angell, Kevin M. Gorey, Stéphane Grenier - Children and Youth Services Review,

The premise of this paper is that Indigenous peoples are multiplicatively oppressed and that these intersecting sites of oppression increase the risk of Indigenous peoples in Canada becoming homelessness. Hypotheses were tested using the 2014 panel of Canada’s General Social Survey, including 1081 Indigenous peoples and 23,052 non-Indigenous white participants.

Johanna Caldwell & Vandna Sinha - Child Indicators Research,

In this article, the authors examine theoretical and legislative conceptualizations of child neglect in terms of their relationship to the disproportionate involvement of Indigenous children in child welfare across Canada and, more specifically, in Quebec.

Laura Steckley - Children and Youth Services Review,

This first of a two-part paper discusses the first of a two-stage, transatlantic study aimed at identifying and exploring threshold concepts in residential child care.

Elisa Romano, Lauren Stenason, Kelly Weegar, Connie Cheung - Children and Youth Services Review,

This study examined the outcomes of a training aimed at enhancing child welfare practitioners’ use of data from the the Ontario Looking After Children (OnLAC) project for service planning related to young people’s educational outcomes.

Nadine Lanctôt - Child & Family Social Work,

The purpose of the study was to evaluate the associations between child maltreatment, cognitive schemas of disconnection/rejection reported in emerging adulthood, and social support perceived in emerging adulthood among young women who have exited placements in residential care.