Highlights / children

Economy, Environment, 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, 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, Religion, 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» 

Indigenous

Federal government appeals tribunal order to compensate First Nations children

Lawyers for the federal are in court today to appeal a ruling by the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal that found that Ottawa “wilfully and recklessly” discriminated against Indigenous children and their families and ordered the government to pay billions of» 

Internet, Science and Technology

Science book aims to capture children’s interest

Bob McDonald grew up during the space race to the moon and fell in love with science. Now, he is the host the public broadcaster’s popular radio show called Quirks and Quarks and he has written another book about science.» 

International, Society

Children dying in Syria: humanitarians call for ceasefire

Even before the Turkish offensive, there were 860,000 people wholly dependent on humanitarian aid in northeastern Syria, and now, the situation is worse. In the first days of shelling and air strikes, four children were killed and nine injured in» 

International, Society

‘Alarming’ number of children suffer damage from poor diets: UNICEF

The humanitarian organization, UNICEF, says an alarmingly high number of children around the world are suffering the consequences of poor diets and a food system that is failing them. A new report suggests that 149 million children are too short» 

Health, Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Screen time may limit children’s creativity

They’re everywhere; mobile phones, tablets, and laptops.  It seems we can’t get by even for a moment without them.  That also applies to young people and even young children. Before “screens” children would often invent playmates and engage in hours» 

Health, Society

UNICEF report: Canadian children not doing so well

It may seem to many around the world that children in Canada have a great life. It seems however that the children and youth themselves have a different view. A new study by UNICEF Canada found a high percentage of» 

Health, Society

Half of Canadian parents concerned over their kids’ screen time

Nearly half of Canadian parents are concerned that their child is spending too much time in front of a screen, according to a new survey by the Angus Reid Institute. Almost nine-in-ten Canadian parents say their children – some as»