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February 5, 2021

Need for Affordable Housing for Children, Youth, and Families in Vulnerable Contexts

Housing is not often affordable for youth and families in vulnerable contexts. A new 10-unit apartment complex in Charlottetown, P.E.I. has been built to support youth transitioning out of care at age 18. Youth ‘aging out’ of care may report feeling as though they have nowhere to go or that they do not currently hold […]

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February 1, 2021

Youth and Mental Health

Canada is currently experiencing a mental health crisis among its youth population which includes high rates of mental illness, suicide and delays in accessing services. Young people aged 15-24 are more likely to experience mental health crises than any other age group. These issues are being exacerbated by COVID-19 and reform of the mental health […]

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January 28, 2021

Correlation Found Between COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy and Mental Illness

Mental Health Research Canada has conducted poll number 4/13 in December 2020, researching the mental health of adult Canadians during COVID-19. The study found that both Manitoba and Saskatchewan reported the highest increase of depression (21%) and highest increase of anxiety (27%) and Alberta reported the second highest increase of depression (17%) and third highest […]

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January 25, 2021

Cindy Blackstock has been listed as one of Maclean Magazine’s most influential persons

Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitksan First Nation and a doctor of social work, holding a position as a professor at the School of Social Work in Montreal. She also currently serves as the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, who has been instrumental in ending many discriminatory […]

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January 6, 2021

Play and the Pandemic

In an article published on December 23rd, in The Conversation, Dr. Patrick Lewis and Whitney Blaisdell, founder of Project Play YQR consider how the pandemic and its restrictions have affected play. The impact has been significant, and, as they argue, has centered play largely around the home. Three of the recommendations Lewis and Blaisdell make […]

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December 22, 2020

Holiday Connection

Due to the lockdown measures in Manitoba, it’s possible that 4000 children on Northern Manitoba First Nations may not receive Christmas gifts.Indigenous Canadian Medical Dispensaries has teamed up with Indigenous leaders and military members deployed in northern communities to create the ‘Let’s Save Christmas Toy Drive.’ The goal of the fundraiser is $50 000 and […]

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