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Younger, older Canadians differ in how they smoke

The government agency Statistics Canada has found signs that there is a generational difference in nicotine habits among Canadians. Vaping is more popular among the young, while more older people smoke cigarettes. Vaping is defined as the act of inhaling »


Young Canadians less confident about jobs during pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Canadians aged between 14 and 29 are feeling less confident about their job prospects and how prepared they are for the future of work, according to a recent online survey. Young women report feeling more pressure »


Pandemic influences young Canadians’ home buying

Almost half of Canadians between the ages of 25 and 35 own homes, and 68 per cent of those who don’t, plan to buy within five years, according to a recent survey. The polling done for the Royal LePage real »

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Deaths among youth leaving care analysed

The western province of British Columbia has reviewed 200 deaths of young people who moved out of government support programs and recommends more support to help save lives. In Canada, many provinces have special services for those under the age »


Human trafficking survivors tell their stories

The Canadian government has launched cross-country hearings into the exploitation of people for sex work, forced labour and domestic slavery. The government agency, Statistics Canada found that between 2009 and 2014, there were 396 victims of human trafficking reported to »


Youth crime: YMCA gets grant for prevention

The Canadian government has given $5 million to the YMCA to expand its program for youth at risk of committing a crime. The mandate fits with the stated goal of this charitable organization of helping Canadians improve their lives. Program »

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Young hockey players may return too soon after concussion: study

New sophisticated imaging shows that young hockey players who have had a concussion may still have changes in their brains after having been cleared to go back to playing. Researchers at Western University studied players between the ages of 11 »

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Many young Canadians exceed alcohol guidelines

As young Canadians return to college and university, parents may be alarmed by news that more than 60 per cent of 18-24 year olds consistently drink above national alcohol guidelines. A new study by researchers at the University of Victoria’s Centre »


Too many young lawbreakers sent to jail: book

Quick fixes like incarceration and sanctions do not lead to better rehabilitation of young offenders or more community safety, argues a new collection of essays. Serious and Violent Young Offenders and Youth Criminal Justice contains articles by prominent Canadian researchers »