Children and youth


December 8: Just The Facts: Ontario's Sex Ed Curriculum

Information from Toronto Science Policy Network: Ontario's provincial government is currently in the midst of building a new Health and Physical Education curriculum, which includes subjects such as mental health, sexual health...


Ottawa to hand over child welfare services to Indigenous governments

Indigenous Services Minister Jane Philpott said Friday that the federal government plans to hand over control of child welfare services to Indigenous governments, in an effort to drive down the massive number of Indigenous children in foster care....


First-time shoplifters won't be charged by Toronto police in pilot project

First-time shoplifters will no longer be prosecuted in two of Toronto's busiest police divisions as part of a pilot project that, if successful, will go citywide. 

The program -- called Shop Theft -- allows privately employed theft...


Ford's move to axe child advocate office 'a nightmare,' children's rights lawyer says

Youth workers and lawyers are joining with the Ontario child advocate to call on the Ford government to reconsider its decision to cut the position. 

Cheyanne Ratnam says she was in tears when she heard the news.

"I was livid,...


Statement by CCCYA president Del Graff on the elimination of the Ontario Child Advocate's office

TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2018/CNW/ - Canadian Council of Child and Youth Advocates (CCCYA) president Del Graff issued the following statement on elimination of the Ontario Child Advocate's office, and shifting responsibility to the provincial...


Is Ontario failing adults with developmental disabilities?

From It's 9 p.m., and Ijeoma Ross and Mark Daprato are getting their 20-year-old son, Deane, ready for bed at their home in Toronto. They listen to Deane's favourite drumbeats, then fill his feeding tube with water and three...


Four ways a former crown ward would change Canada's child welfare system

When Jane Kovarikova advocates for reform to Canada's foster care system, she’' speaking from experience.

Kovarikova was one of almost 60,000 Canadian children in care . At...


Canadian doctors grapple with how to approach assisted dying for young patients

Three years after Canada's top court decriminalized doctor-assisted suicide, the federal government is about to wade into an emerging controversy: How to respond to requests from children for medical assistance in dying, or MAID.



Tenant Rights Should Be Part Of The High School Curriculum

From a Huffington Post article: Some landlords have made ...


November 14: Health Effects of Marijuana Information Session

CultureLink and Toronto Public Library invites you to an information session: Health Effects of Marijuana.


  • Jessica Connor, Nurse Practitioner, Toronto Western Family Health Team


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