Highlights / children

International, Politics, Society

Humanitarian NGOs sound alarm on child malnutrition in Yemen

Nearly 100,000 Yemeni children are at risk of death and more than half a million are suffering from acute malnutrition as the world’s largest humanitarian crisis grinds on for nearly six years with no end in sight, international humanitarian organizations »

Health, Society

Fewer students travel to school, safety not improved

More than one quarter of Canadian elementary students are not going to school regularly, but most parents say that has not improved safety in school zones. In fact, most say congestion and driver behaviour have either worsened or not improved. »

Arts & Entertainment

Canadian actor to advocate for the world’s children

Award-winning actor and heart throb Simu Liu is taking on the role of ambassador for UNICEF Canada.  Liu, 30, has just landed the leading role of Asian-American superhero for the new Marvel movie Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten »

Health, Internet, Science & Technology, Society

Canadian kids are hanging in there… kinda

May is always something of a bittersweet month for North American kids. Final exams are coming. But so is summer. It’s actually a pretty good time to be young. This spring, not so much. A new survey from the non-profit »

Highlights, Society

University creates online tool for students now at home to keep up math skills

With schools closed across the country due to the pandemic, parents are concerned about children falling behind on lessons. While schools and teachers are trying in most cases to provide online lessons, additional resources are always helpful. To that end, »

Environment & Animal Life, Internet, Science & Technology

The LINK Online Mar. 6,7,8, 2020

Your hosts Stephane Parent, Vincenzo Morello, Marc Montgomery (video of show at bottom) Facial recognition technology: privacy questions growing Several Canadian police forces have admitted to experimenting with facial recognition technology, but only after news investigations. Questions are arising about »

Indigenous, Society

Can cross-border cooperation help decolonize Sami-language education?

KIRUNA, Sweden – An ambitious project to transform early childhood education for Sami children in Norway, Finland and Sweden, is getting underway, with authorities in Norway currently selecting the first nine preschools to pilot the project. The five-year project, called »

Economy, Environment & Animal Life, Health

Book: From ‘Dirt to Dinner’-Teaching children about where food comes from

Where does food come from? Do kids really know? It’s an interesting question and the fact is that as society becomes more urbanised, more children don’t realize that food, their hamburgers, bread, eggs, milk, breakfast cereal etc, originates on a »

Indigenous, Longform, Society

Can cross-border cooperation help decolonize Sami-language education?

KIRUNA, Sweden – An ambitious project to transform early childhood education for Sami children in Norway, Finland and Sweden, is getting underway, with authorities in Norway currently selecting the first nine preschools to pilot the project. The five-year project, called »

Indigenous, Politics, Society

Indigenous rites: Teaching or imposition? Legal decision in school case

In 2015 and 2016, children in a British Columbia elementary school took part in a First Nations smudging ceremony and prayer. A mother objected saying the school obliged her children to take part in a religious ceremony and a later »