Youth protection

Cowichan Bulldogs and Saanich Wolverines clash in Vancouver Island peewee football semifinal at Duncan’s McAdam Park. (Kevin Rothbauer/Citizen)

B.C.-backed study finds smaller head impacts can accumulate over youth football season

15 American male youth football players monitored using neuro-technology developed in Surrey


Victoria residents take a brief moment to examine the flowers, stuffed animals and photos left in remembrance of 17-year-old Olivia Mahaney, who died of overdose at the corner of Wharf and Yates streets. (Kiernan Green/News Staff)

‘She didn’t deserve this’: Teen’s death a reminder of overdose crisis facing B.C. youth

Problem compounded by COVID, leaving youth struggling with boredom and restricted access to services


Lia Versaevel, the program's supervisor, comes with decades of advocacy experience, and she is enthusiastic about this opportunity to better serve children and youth. (Submitted by the Cowichan Women Against Violence Society)

Raven’s Nest resources to help victimized children in Cowichan and beyond

Child and youth advocacy program being run through Cowichan Women Against Violence


Phone screen in hand. (Pixabay)

Government-funded iPhones to connect B.C.’s youth in care to services, technology

Nearly 4,000 iPhones will be issued over the next two months to youth aged 13 or older

Phone screen in hand. (Pixabay)
B.C. Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth (Black Press files)

B.C. watchdog says mentally ill children and youth retraumatized in hospital

The number of children held under the Mental Health Act has increased an alarming 162 per cent in past decade

B.C. Representative for Children and Youth Jennifer Charlesworth (Black Press files)