Highlights/youth

Indigenous

Indigenous participation key to Arctic development, Inuit activist tells Economic Forum of the Americas

Eye on the Arctic brings you stories and newsmakers from around the North Full Inuit participation will be key to long-term sustainable development in the Arctic as well as helping the world confront the current climate crisis, Sheila Watt-Cloutier, a» 

Health

Children suffering late diagnosis of Type 1 diabetes

The rates of Type 1 diabetes among children and youth are going up around the world and Canada has one of the highest rates. The estimated prevalence among Canadian children up to 14 years of age  is 21.7 per 100,000» 

Youth teach digital literacy to adults

A new program has been launched to both help youth develop leadership skills and adult learners to increase their digital literacy. Youth Teaching Adults is a program to connect tech-savvy young people with people who are not so comfortable using» 

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Screen time not proven harmful to children, complicating advice

British pediatricians have found there is not enough evidence to prove that the time children spend on televisions, computers and other screens is harmful to their health. There are negative associations between screen time and poor mental health, sleep and» 

Environment, International

Canadian youths seek a voice at climate conference

A youth delegation from Canada’s western province of British Columbia is attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP24) which just started in Katowice, Poland with a goal of having the voice of youth heard. “We and our children will» 

Environment

Youths want to sue Canada over climate change inaction

An environmental group has applied to launch a class action suit against the government of Canada alleging ‘its greenhouse gas reduction target is not ambitious enough to avoid dangerous climate change.” ENvironnement JEUnesse is based in the province of Quebec» 

Health, International

E-cigarette use among teens grows dramatically

U.S. health authorities want to reduce the number of young people using e-cigarettes and so, plan to restrict sales of flavoured e-cigarettes in convenience stores and gas stations.  In the face of this pressure, Juul Labs Inc. announced it will» 

Health, Society

Cannabis use linked to increased risk of psychosis, warn professors

Scientific studies indicate that using cannabis increases the risk for later development of psychosis such as schizophrenia, and the earlier the use, the greater the risk, warn two professors of psychiatry. Psychosis is a family of psychiatric disorders that produce» 

Society

School’s out, keep the kids busy, advises author

Schools close in June for summer vacation in Canada and younger children often go to day camps that may involve sports, music, computer skills, drama or other activities. Most parents get only two or three weeks of vacation which they» 

Health, Society

Poverty affects one in five children in Canada, says UN charity

Canada may be a wealthy country, but 20 per cent of its children and youth live in poverty, says UNICEF Canada, and it is asking Canadians to help. ‘Shocking for a country as wealthy’ “It’s something which is shocking for»