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06/12/17

Anti-poverty groups urging Trudeau government to boost child benefit

OTTAWA – A national coalition of anti-poverty groups is asking the Trudeau government to boost the basic amount it provides in child benefits in hopes of cutting child poverty rates in Canada in half by the end of the decade.… +Read More
05/17/17

Professor calls for expanded funding for child mental health services

Signs of psychopathy can be observed in children as early as age three or four but that doesn’t mean they will develop into problem behaviours later in life, according to a University of Montreal professor. Sheilagh Hodgins studies the development of serious mental… +Read More
05/04/17

Sask has highest proportion of youth in Canada: StatsCan

According to Statistics Canada data released Wednesday, Saskatchewan has the highest proportion of young people among the provinces at 19.6 per cent. The national average is 16.6 per cent. Ken Coates, Canada Research Chair in Regional Innovation at the Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public… +Read More
04/26/17

Child and youth advocate calls for better access to mental health care in remote communities

Saskatchewan’s child and youth advocate is calling on the province to address a number of recommendations he says are “integral to a renewal of the child welfare system.” In his 2016 annual report tabled Tuesday in the Legislative Assembly, Corey… +Read More
04/20/17

Canadian Human Rights Commission says children left behind on basic rights

The Canadian Human Rights Commission says more attention must be paid to the rights of children, who it says are being left behind when it comes to basic rights of dignity, safety, education and family. The agency said it aimed… +Read More
04/19/17

Some parents concerned about gender-neutral bathrooms in new Regina schools

Some parents are concerned about Regina’s new schools because they all have gender-neutral bathrooms. “My eight-year-old daughter has voiced the most concerns,” said Rena Nepinak. “She feels very strongly about boys and girls using the bathrooms together and she’s not comfortable with it. It’s not familiar to her.” On Monday, Nepinak’s four children will be going to school at the new Sacred Heart School in central Regina. Nepinak said she agrees with gender-neutral bathrooms, but she just hopes her children... +Read More
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