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External Research on Related Issues

Poverty Research

2012 Child Poverty Report Card

First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition

November 2012

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2011 Child Poverty Report Card

First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition

November 2011

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Building Understanding – The First Report of the National Advisory Council on Poverty 

Employment and Social Development Canada

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Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Income Security and Family Support of the House Committee on Ways and Means

Statement of Jeanne Brooks-Gunn, Ph. D., Professor of Child Development at Teachers College and the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, New York

June 9, 2009

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2008 Report Card on Child and Family Poverty in Canada

Campaign 2000

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Research on Families and Children

Children at risk – Consequences for school readiness and beyond

RAND Research Brief


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Is Home visiting an effective strategy?: A meta-analytic review of home visiting programs for families with young children

Monica A. Sweet and Mark I. Appelbaum

University of California, San Diego,CA

September 2004

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Taking Stock of Lifelong Learning in Canada: Progress or Complacency?

Canadian Council on Learning

Background Report

August, 2010

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Beyond the checklist: Using reflective practice to remove barriers in family and community literacy

Cheryl Brown and Wendell Dryden

Literacies #9, Pages 23-28

October, 2008

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Ottawa’s Vital Signs 2009: The City’s Annual Checkup

Community Foundation of Ottawa


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Reducing Deficits and Strengthening the Economy: Video Discussion on Early Childhood Development Investment

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To Help Kids Thrive, Coach Their Parents (New York Times)

Paul Tough

May 21, 2016

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A Smarter Way to Invest in Children

Marcel Lauziere and Colette Murphy

July 17, 2015

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Early Literacy: Policy and Practice in the Preschool Years

Dorothy Strickland, Shannon Riley-Ayers

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Review of early childhood parenting,education and health intervention programs for Indigenous children and families in Australia

Jennifer Bowes and Rebekah Grace

February, 2014

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The Parenting Gap

Richard V. Reeves and Kimberly Howard

Centre on Children & Families at Brookings

September, 2013

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Do we Invest in Preschools or Prisons?

Nicholas Kristof

NY Times

October 26, 2013

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Ensuring the Best Start in Life: Targeting versus Universality in Early Childhood Development

Gillian Doherty

IRPP Choices, December 2007, Volume 13, No. 8

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Children’s school readiness in the ECLS-K: Predictions to academic, health, and social outcomes in first grade

Elizabeth Hair, Tamara Halle, Elizabeth Terry-Humen, Bridget Lavelle, Julia Calkins

Early Childhood Research Quarterly 21 (2006)

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Replication in practice: lessons from five lead agencies

Mary McGonigel

Zero to Three, May 2005, Chicago,IL

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A variety of early childhood interventions have generated favorable economic returns

RAND Review, Fall 2005

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Proven benefits of early childhood interventions

RAND Research Brief, 2005

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Together We Raise Tomorrow. An Alberta Approach to Early Childhood Development

Alberta Government, 2003

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What are ACEs and how do they relate to toxic stress?

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University 

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Does Preschool Matter?

Jonah Lehrer

Society for Research in Child Development, 2007, Volume 1, No 1, Pages 40-45

March 5, 2012

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Effective Educational Programs for Young Children: What We Need to Know

Ruby Takanishi and Kimber L. Bogard

Foundation for Child Development

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In the Running for Successful Outcomes: A Review of the Literature

Rachel Anderson & Tamara Halle

Child Trends

Presented at the 2012 Head Start Conference

Washington, DC, June 19, 2012

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In the Running for Successful Outcomes: Latent Profiles and Growth Curve Analyses of Students from Kindergarten through Eighth Grade

Elizabeth Hair, Tamara Halle, and Lele Yange

Child Trends

Presented at the 2012 Head Start Conference

Washington, DC, June 19, 2012

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In the Running for Successful Outcomes: Predicting Elementary School Academic and Social Trajectories from School Readiness Skills

Peg Burchinal, Ana Auger, Hsiao Tien, Pan Yi, Elizabeth Hair, Tamara Halle

Child Trends

Presented at the 2012 Head Start Conference

Washington, DC, June 19, 2012

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Babies are smarter than you think

Alison Gopnik

Special to CNN

October 23, 2011

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Examining Mothers’ Perceptions on the Effectiveness of Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) Program

A Research Project submitted to the Graduate Program in Education in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Education

Almaz Asfaw Reda

August 2009

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Home Intervention Program for Parents of Pre-School Youngsters (HIPPY*): An efficacy study

Alynn Butler Kisber, McGill University, Joanne Kingsley, Bishop’s University and Sylvia Sklar, McGill University

June 2009

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Home Visitation: The Cornerstone of Effective Early Intervention

Deborah Daro Ph.D. Chapin Hall

University of Chicago

June 9, 2009

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Four Good Reasons Why ECE is not Just Important, but Essential

Anne W. Mitchell

Advocacy Exchange

May/June 2009

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Growing up in North America: Child health and safety in Canada, the United States and Mexico

Children in North America Project

The Annie E. Casey Foundation, Baltimore, MD, 2007

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Should science be taught in early childhood? 

Haim Eshach and Michael N. Fried

Journal of Science Education and Technology,

Vol. 14, No. 3

September 2005

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The role of parents and family in children’s early education

Sarah-Eve Farquhar, Keynote presentation to the International HIPPY Symposium

Auckland, September 22, 2005

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Universal pre-kindergarten: State of play

Gene I. Maeroff

The Foundation for Child Development, 2003

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Are 5-year-old children ready to learn at school? Family income and home environment contexts

Statistics Canada, National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth


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Toxic Stress Derails Healthy Development

Center on the Developing Child Harvard University 

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Research on Reconciliation

Indigenous Resilience, Connectedness and Reunification – From Root Cause to Root Solution

A Report on Indigenous Child Welfare in British Columbia

Final Report of Special Advisor Grand Chief Ed John

November 2016

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Indigenous Pedagogy – Storytelling as a Foundation to Literacy Development for Aboriginal Children

Walking Together: First Nations, Métis and Inuit Perspectives in Curriculum

Anne McKeough, et al.

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An Audit of the Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System

Carol Bellringer, FCPA, FCA

Auditor General

November 2015

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Addressing aboriginal education gap benefits all Canadians

Barrie McKenna

Ottawa — The Globe and Mail

June 5, 2015

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Education gap between aboriginal, non-aboriginal students unacceptable, says Alberta premier

Trevor Howell

Calgary Herald

October 2015

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Lost in the Shadows: How a Lack of Help Meant a Loss of Hope for One First Nations Girl

Investigative ReportRepresentative for Children and Youth

February 2014

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Aboriginal Homeschool Program Helps Parents Become Child’s First Teacher

Lynn Armitage

Indian Country Today Media Network

November 2013

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When Talk Trumped Service: A Decade of Lost Opportunity for Aboriginal Children and Youth in B.C.Special Report

Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond

Representative for Children and Youth

December 24, 2012

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B.C. native school a world apart a much better world

Justine Hunter

Globe and Mail

April 12, 2011

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Isolated and Invisible: When Children with Special Needs are Seen but Not Seen

Representative for Children and Youth

June 2011

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New Deal for Families promotes truth and reconciliation

Paul Kershaw

Vancouver Sun

November 17, 2011

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Program gives kids educational foothold

Katherine Dedyna

Times Colomnist, Victoria, B.C.

March 23, 2004

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Dr. Ruth gets her mind off sex to promote kids’ program

Daphne Bramham

The Vancouver Sun

May 20, 2004

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Preschool literacy program piloted in Vancouver

Raven’s Eye

May 2004, July 2004

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Program changes minds, attitudes

Nicholas Riley

Pitt Meadows Times

Nov 21, 2003

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Settlement Research

Policy Brief – Towards a Unified Model of Refugee Resettlement

Mehrunnisa Ahmad Ali 

November – September 2021

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Regional Consultations on Services to Newcomer & Ethno-Cultural Minority Children, Youth and Families

The Affiliation of Multicultural Societies and Service Agencies of BC (AMSSA)v

May 2011

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The Truth: Newcomers build bridges

Randa El Ozeir

MNLC New Voices, Summer 2011

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Settlement 2.0 Project: Innovation is in our DNA 

IRCC Recommendations

March, 2020

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Summary of Top–Level Survey Findings: Interim Report


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From Immigration to Participation: A Report on Promising Practices in Integration

Public Policy Forum

November 2008

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