Children and youth


Ontario judge conducting 'cost-benefit analysis' of police carding

More than a year after the province introduced legislation banning arbitrary police stops, a judge from Ontario's highest court is bringing his review of carding to Toronto, part of an ongoing "cost-benefit analysis" of the controversial police tactic...


How suspended students are denied due process: Opinion

​From an opinion TVO opinion piece: Imagine for a moment that you've been accused of "threatening" a peer. You know that wasn't what happened. You tirelessly defend yourself, trying to provide context, explaining why you shouldn't be...


Youth will have say in coroner's review of group and foster home safety

Young people will play a key role in determining how to prevent more youths from dying while in the care of group homes and foster homes.
Ontario's chief coroner, Dirk Huyer, is putting together a team of up to 10 youths...

Liberal budget will contain funds to keep more Indigenous kids out of foster care: Philpott

The federal Minister of Indigenous Services says the next budget will contain additional money to pay for social supports that will allow more children from troubled First Nations families to stay in their communities and...


OSAP Application Process Just Got Easier for Students

Information from Settlement.Org: If you're a student receiving OSAP you can now go online and use the Ontario Student Assistance Program online tool to...


York first Canadian university to give 'Dreamers' a chance at a degree

Like many so-called "Dreamers" in the U.S., Rosa grew up in constant fear of being deported from Texas back to El Salvador.

From the mid-to-late 2000s, before then-president Barack Obama introduced Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (...


Learn about OHIP+

Starting January 1, 2018, more than 4,400 drug products are free for anyone age 24 years or younger. You don’t need...


Governments of Canada and Ontario Providing Housing Support for Human Trafficking Survivors

From a Government of Ontario news release: The Governments of Canada and Ontario have announced more than $7 million to help survivors of human trafficking in Ontario through new transitional housing and rent assistance. This will...


Starting January 1, OHIP Will Include Free Prescription Medication for Everyone Age 24 and Under

From a Government of Ontario news release: Ontario is helping families afford the care they need to stay healthy by making prescription medications free for everyone age 24 and under. 

Dr. Eric Hoskins, Minister of Health...


How to get your benefit payments while staying in a shelter

From the Government of Canada website: The Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) is wholeheartedly committed to ensuring that vulnerable Canadians, among them women and children facing abusive situations get their benefits and credits.

When you are going...

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