Posts in News & Updates
Travelling Away from Home to Give Birth: An Increasingly Common Rural Experience

A recent CBC News article highlights the challenges for women giving birth in rural areas.  The report focuses on Fort Nelson, BC, where women are being asked to sign an agreement to make arrangements for delivering their babies at alternative medical facilities due to local staffing issues.  This particular instance is part of a widespread issue in rural areas across Canada, as difficulties in attracting and retaining doctors cause significant challenges in accessing medical services.

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Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP): Call to Action: On Behalf of Maltreated Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Canada

Infant Mental Health Promotion (IMHP) launched a Call to Action: On Behalf of Maltreated Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers in Canada at the beginning of May 2017 at the Expanding Horizons Conference in Ontario, declaring that collective action is crucial to ensure all our babies have optimal social and emotional health.

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BC Council for Families Blog: Growing Numbers of Grandparents: How their Role is Evolving

Today’s grandparents are relied upon to provide child care and financial support, and are more likely to live with the grandchildren than they used to be, maintaining longer relationships with their grandchildren than was common in the past.  A BC Council for Families explores the current realities of grandparent involvement for children in BC.

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Representative of Children and Youth’s report on Delegate Aboriginal Agencies: How resourcing affects service delivery

The BC Representative of Children and Youth released a report in March 2017 calling for new funding models to encourage different outcomes.  The report calls for a comprehensive re-think of how the province delivers services to youth and children in Indigenous communities that takes into account the unique needs of their communities and the lingering impacts of historical policies.

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