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11/25/16

One in four Sask. children live in poverty: U of R report

One in four Saskatchewan children are living in poverty, and if it wanted to, the government could fix the problem. That’s the crux of a new report by Paul Gingrich, Garson Hunter and Miguel Sanchez of the University of Regina… +Read More
11/02/16

Some progress, but helping kids has stalled: former Saskatchewan child advocate

Saskatchewan’s former child advocate says the government initially made some progress on helping kids, but Bob Pringle says efforts have stalled on many fronts. “The last year-and a-half to two years, there has not been the same sustained effort to support the child and family agenda as there was the first 3 1/2 (years),” Pringle said as his six-year stint as advocate for children and youth ended this week. “I understand there’s budgetary pressures, but I take the position that... +Read More
11/12/14

Children’s voices front and centre at National Summit and Town Hall on child poverty

OTTAWA – Some 55 young people, ages 10-15 years, students from every province and territory, will gather in Ottawa for a nationwide Keep the Promise (KTP) Summit and Town Hall, Nov. 18-19, 2014. The event aims to re-ignite the public commitment to the 1989 unanimous motion in the House of Commons to end child poverty in Canada by the year 2000, which has increased overall since that time. During this two-day educational session, students will learn more about the democratic process and... +Read More
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