Children and youth


Ontario introducing tough new laws, stiffer penalties for drug-impaired drivers

Ontario plans to introduce new penalties for drug-impaired drivers ahead of the legalization of recreational marijuana next July.



Tenants, know your rights: Understanding Ontario's Residential Tenancies Act

With rental prices in the housing market averaging an all-time high of $2,000 per month, and with virtually zero vacancies, affordable units for students involve strict competition in Toronto. The university's Housing Services is a resource...


Q&A: More student move-in delays in Waterloo

As another school year begins, another batch of university students are finding themselves without a place to live.

In 2016, residents of ICON, Columbia One and the K2 buildings all experienced move-in delays.

This year, there...


First Nations students face continued funding shortfalls, advocate says

Canada has one of the best education systems in the world, yet First Nations students are set to return in September to an under-funded, under-equipped education system, says Cindy Blackstock, education and child welfare advocate.

The Liberal...


Program that put armed officers in schools suspended by TDSB trustees

Trustees with the Toronto District School Board voted late Wednesday to suspend the program that put armed officers in three-dozen schools pending a board review.

The trustees voted to halt the School Resource Officers program until at least...


September 22: Street Law Smarts 2017 Forum

Information from Justice for Children and Youth: Welcome to the Annual Street Law Smarts forum hosted by Justice for Children and Youth in collaboration with our community partner Sketch - Working Arts!

This forum is geared...


Find out if your kids are eligible for free dental care

Teeth cleaning, check-ups and dental treatment for kids: How to access free dental care for children 17 years old and under, if they are eligible through the government's Healthy Smiles program. The program is designed for lower-income families in...


Ontario Indigenous education agreement hailed as step towards self-governance

An historic education agreement signed on Wednesday between 23 First Nations and the province is being hailed as a step towards self-governance as it gives full educational authority to Indigenous...


New study suggests link between foster care system and youth homelessness

A first-of-its-kind study in Canada is drawing a link between youth homelessness levels and a foster care system that researchers say could be playing a more active role in keeping young people off the streets.

The study, to be released...


Region of Waterloo Community Services

The Region of Waterloo Community Services provides services for children, seniors, and people who need help finding a job, affordable housing, emergency shelter, or income assistance. Working with community partners, the Region is also exploring...

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