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Just Released - Findings from the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol and Drugs Survey

Posted under Resources and Publications on 13/2/15

The Canadian Government has released findings for the 2013 Canadian Tobacco, Alcohol, and Drugs Survey, which assessed the use of these substances by Canadians aged 15 years and older with a specific focus on 15 to 24 year olds.

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To be released Feb 2015 - Your Child’s Best Short: A parent’s guide to vaccination, 4th ed.

Posted under Resources and Publications on 13/2/15

This comprehensive Canadian guide to vaccination has been updated with the latest research on vaccinations and features new chapters about vaccines through the lifespan, vaccines for children and youth with chronic conditions and compromised immune function, and common and uncommon side effects.

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Early Childhood Education Report 2014

Posted under Resources and Publications on 12/12/14

A review of public policy and spending on early childhood programs throughout Canada

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CAMH and CAS Report: Hidden in Our Midst: Homeless Newcomer Youth in Toronto

Posted under Resources and Publications on 27/11/14

“Youth homelessness is an escalating concern nationwide. The Hidden in Our Midst Community Based Research (CBR) project brings our attention to newcomer youth and those born outside of Canada who have experienced homelessness. The results highlight unique barriers to access and service needs of newcomer youth.”

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Kids Count Policy Report: Creating Opportunity for Families

Posted under Resources and Publications on 24/11/14

“For too long, public agencies and programs have focused on either kids or adults, without taking the entire family into account. Although these programs certainly have enabled some low-income families to improve their situations over the past several decades, millions have yet to realize, or even glimpse, the hope of a better future. We can, and must, do better.”

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Article: 5 policies that help children by helping their parents

Posted under Resources and Publications on 24/11/14

“Too often, programs focused on improving children’s lives and programs focused on improving adult’s lives do not complement each other. [...] The report highlights the ways in which parents are stretched thin working in low-paying jobs, the effects of inflexible employment on a parent’s ability to provide the emotional and physical care vital for early childhood development, and the detrimental effects of parental stress on children’s cognitive development.”

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Article in ‘Youth Health’: Prevalence of Mental Disorders among Canadian Teens Inconsistent

Posted under In the News Resources and Publications on 5/11/14

“Media has the power to tell the truth-and hype issues. Based on a new study conducted on the rate of mental disorders among teens, the latter seems to be true.”

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Report: Improving Medicines for Children in Canada

Posted under Resources and Publications on 17/10/14

The Council of Canadian Academies has released a new report: Improving Medicines for Children in Canada.

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Vital Signs: Nova Scotia’s Children & Youth

Posted under Resources and Publications on 8/10/14

Take a look at this informative report that sheds light on how children, youth, and young adults are doing in Nova Scotia.

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The Toronto Foundation releases ‘Toronto’s Vital Signs Report’

Posted under Resources and Publications on 8/10/14

The Toronto’s Vital Signs Report provides an overview of the quality of life in Toronto by reporting on several factors pertaining to life in the city, including health and wellness, work, housing, poverty levels, and arts and culture (among several others).

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