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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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February 8, 2021

Have a Heart Day: February 14

Have a Heart Day is a child and youth-led reconciliation event in Canada that occurs on February 14 to help ensure First Nations children have the opportunity to grow up in a safe home, receive a good education, be healthy, and be proud of who they are.  COVID-19 has changed the way Have a Heart […]

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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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