Youth Aging out of Care

Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare Final Report

The Centre of Excellence for Child Welfare (CECW) has been one of four Centres of Excellence for Children’s Well-Being, established in 2000 as an initiative of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC). The CECW brought together a network of child welfare practitioners, community-based child and family service organizations, child welfare researchers, advocacy and resource groups, child welfare policy-makers, and government ministries to share knowledge and build capacity in child welfare.

The CECW’s mandate has been to work at a national level to disseminate evidence-based knowledge on the incidence, characteristics, and effects of abuse and neglect on children and youth, as well as to transfer knowledge on the most effective ways to alleviate and prevent child maltreatment. This mandate also included fostering collaborative research and providing expert policy advice and recommendations to government agencies and organizations at the provincial, territorial, and local levels. As a special point of interest, the CECW has been active in the field of Aboriginal child welfare and has been an integral part of fostering reconciliation, promoting healing, increasing knowledge, and developing new practices to increase the health and well-being of Aboriginal children at risk of abuse and neglect.

2010
CECW
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Doing Better for Children

The well-being of children is high on the policy agenda across the OECD. But what is the actual state of child well-being today? How much are governments spending on children and are they spending it at the right times? What social and family policies have the most impact during children’s earliest years? Is growing up in a single-parent household detrimental to children? Is inequality that persists across generations a threat to child well-being? Doing Better for Children addresses these questions and more.

Author(s): 
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
2009
Organization for Economic Cooperation & Development
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Milestones - Saskatchewan Child Advocate's Report 2009

 
The Advocate tabled his fifth annual report in the Saskatchewan Legislature today with a commentary that highlighted the significant events that positively impacted the children and youth of Saskatchewan in 2009.
Author(s): 
Saskatchewan Child Advocate
2009
Office of the Child Advocate (Saskatchewan)
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Progress for Children. A Report Card on Child Protection

This edition of Progress for Children, the eighth in the series that monitors progress towards the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), is a compendium of data that serves as a report card on global and national efforts to protect the rights of children. Data on many child protection issues are more readily available today than ever before. However on some issues – notably sexual exploitation and abuse of children, trafficking and migration – data remain difficult to obtain. It is now two decades since the landmark Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted. As we mark its 20th anniversary this year, this edition of Progress for Children provides key information on child protection.
Author(s): 
UNICEF
2009
UNICEF
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Speak up and Be Heard: Steps to Effective Advocacy

Now available on our web site www.gov.bc.ca/cyo

Child and Youth Officer for British Columbia


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