Child Development

Early Childhood Education Costs: a thought-provoking report

April 7, 2016

A new research report compares what parents contribute to the costs of early childhood education with what they contribute to post-secondary education costs.  These are two non-mandatory components of preparing children for full participation in society, but both are increasingly essential for young people.  The research shows that  “parents with children in PSE (post-secondary education) […]

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Children Miss Out on Basic Needs in Canada

September 17, 2012

Is it acceptable that a higher percentage of Canadian children live in poverty than in other countries similar to Canada? On September 26 the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will question Canada about its record on child poverty.  Canada has not made substantive progress in reducing child poverty since the last review. […]

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Too Many Children Lack Family Support: Third Review

September 12, 2012

Is it acceptable that over 67,000 children are in state care, without a permanent home, and that a high percentage leave state care at age 16 or 18 without support that other children get from their families? On September 26, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child will ask Canada what is being […]

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