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March 2, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: The Potential Limitations of Video-Only Service Provision

A Child Protection worker in Saskatchewan has noticed the difficulties that COVID-19 projects. With not being able to make routine home visits, the service provider is concerned for the children they serve as virtual communications are only able to reveal a limited amount about the child’s home situation. “It is now becoming evident that with […]

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February 24, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: Missing Community Connections

A service provider within Child and Family programs in Saskatchewan shares the concerns of others working with children during COVID-19, and that not being able to go out into the community to visit the families they support has been difficult.  “I cannot go out into the community the same as before. It has made it […]

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February 23, 2021

Youth and Substance use During COVID-19

Physical distancing measures have been an important tool in slowing the spread of COVID-19. These measures, however, are having dire implications on people who use substances – a population that is seeing record number deaths from drug overdose in the last year. Media attention of the overdose crisis has focused on adults, even though in […]

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February 23, 2021

Perspectives From the Field: How COVID-19 is Highlighting Pre-Existing Issues & Long-Term Possibilities

A social services manager in Northern Saskatchewan has seen COVID-19 exacerbate the already difficult work that is being done. “The work we do is always challenging but there are small wins, ways that workers can find satisfaction in their work such as a good meeting with a family, reunifying children, finding a unique and creative […]

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February 19, 2021

Declining Mental Health of Canadian Youth

Canadian youth have been having a difficult time maintaining positive mental health as social isolation continues. The feeling of being disconnected from others has caused some youth to have heightened social anxiety, feelings of loneliness, and to be lacking motivation.  The loss of extracurricular activities, such as sports and school clubs, have left many youth […]

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February 12, 2021

The Banning of Birth Alerts in Saskatchewan

Provinces throughout Canada are taking action to end the controversial practice of birth alerts. The Northwest Territories has instituted a ban on birth alerts more than a decade ago. Alberta, British Columbia, and Yukon followed suit in 2019. Having the highest per capita rate of children in care in Canada, Manitoba ended their practice of […]

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