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When Tia Schaefer turned 19, she faced a “survive or die” situation. She had been in government care for four years, starting when she was 15. She spent a year in a foster home and three years on a youth agreement – a form of independent living with financial support from the government. At age […]
Recent investment in universal early childhood education in Nova Scotia is helping to shape a different future for the province’s youngest generation and their families. Elementary school in Nova Scotia has traditionally started with what’s termed Grade Primary, when children are five years old. But now the province is moving into year three of rolling out a […]
In Sam Harding’s view, detention is a waste of time. She works as a teacher at a school in the Toronto area, and her name has been changed for privacy reasons. “I don’t use detention at all as a means of punishment,” she said. “I think that time could be used more wisely for something else,” she said. Her co-worker, […]