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19 Sep 2016  |  No Comment >>

The Mayor of Richmond has proclaimed this September as Literacy Month, with the purpose of encouraging children and youth to develop positive lifelong literacy habits. The Richmond Public Library is giving tips to parents and guardians, one each day, on how to get their kids interested in the topic. Today’s tip involves checking out Tumblebooks, which are e-books designed for youngsters.

Click here to download all the tips.

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14 Aug 2016  |  No Comment >>

In July, the federal government announced the arrival of the new Canada Child Benefit, estimating it will help lift more than 16,000 youth out of poverty in B.C. And more good news — there will be no clawbacks for families seeking assistance across Canada. Read more in this First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition update.

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19 Jul 2016  |  No Comment >>

Earlier this month, the Richmond Centre for Disability launched the Supports for Independent Living project aimed at putting people in the “driver’s seat of their life.” To do so the project focuses on two streams — one providing resources for career development, and the other for community participation. Coordinators will assist those taking part in everything from discovering a new career path engaging in a new recreational or volunteer opportunity. For more information, call 604-232-2404, email Louise or Kathie, and/or have a look at the brochure.
 

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6 Jul 2016  |  No Comment >>

Join the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive (BCTFD) this September 17. The event delivers food and financial support to local food banks in B.C. — volunteers will be collecting food in more than fifty communities across the province.
Last year, over 440,000 pounds of food was collected by more than 5,000 volunteers, valued at approximately $1,100,000, and was sorted and delivered to community food banks. The goal this year is to collect over 600,000 pounds. Even more volunteer participants are anticipated from dozens of partnering businesses, churches and volunteer organizations who will visit …

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23 Jun 2016  |  No Comment >>

We read often about poverty affecting demographics such as children and seniors, but one group that isn’t addressed nearly as much as it should be is the queer and trans community. People who identify as LGBTQ deal with high levels of poverty and marginalization as well  — for example, one in four queer and trans youth are forced out of their homes due to severe family conflict. Queer and trans youth are also twice as likely to live in unstable housing, moving three or more times in a year.
The BC Poverty …

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19 May 2016  |  No Comment >>

This latest report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives shows that First Nations children are more than twice as likely to live in poverty than kids in any other demographic in Canada. The exact percentage calculated is 51 per cent, with that number rising to a startling 60 per cent for children living on reserve. Click here to download the full report.

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20 Apr 2016  |  No Comment >>

Considering 82 per cent of British Columbians believe the proposed $10 a Day child care plan would be beneficial to parents, it’s somewhat surprising that we don’t yet have anything concrete in place. The Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC and the Early Childhood Educators of BC have just released their 2016 update of the plan reflecting the current federal landscape and new enthusiasm of residents across the province.
You can read latest materials on the 10aday.ca website.