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Preserving Family Bonds: The Essential Role of Advocacy for Parents Facing Child Removal

Introduction Parenthood is a journey of immense love, joy, and responsibility, but for some parents, the threat of having their children taken away casts a daunting shadow. In this blog post...

Nurturing Change: The Power of Perinatal Harm Reduction in Maternal Healthcare

The perinatal period is a crucial window of opportunity for positive change, marked by a unique motivation for parents to enhance their well-being not just for themselves, but for their unborn child...

Breaking Down Barriers: Addressing Stigma and Support for Women and Parents Who Use Drugs

Introduction The journey of parenthood is a challenging yet rewarding experience, but for women and parents who use drugs, accessing support can be hindered by a variety of barriers. Stigma...

Equitable Homes: Advancing the Intersectional Feminist Housing Agenda for Canada’s Housing Crisis

Introduction Housing is a fundamental human right, yet across Canada, the housing crisis disproportionately impacts women, children, and gender-diverse individuals, revealing systemic inequities...

Exposing the Ongoing Racism in BC Healthcare: A Disturbing Case of Indigenous Maternal Care

The healthcare system is meant to be a sanctuary where individuals receive compassionate care and support. However, for Indigenous peoples in British Columbia (BC), recent incidents have spotlighted...

Continuing Injustice: The Ongoing Struggle of Indigenous Children in Foster Care

The legacy of residential schools has left a profound impact on Indigenous communities, both in Canada and around the world. While the formal residential school system has ended, many Indigenous...

Breaking the Silence: Birthing Parents, Substance Use. Know Your Rights

Pregnancy is a time of joy, anticipation, and profound transformation, but it can also be a period of uncertainty and vulnerability. For birthing parents who have experienced substance use, the...

Cultivating Hope: Working on Indigenous Suicide Prevention

Indigenous communities have faced centuries of challenges, including forced displacement, loss of cultural identity, and socio-economic disparities. These challenges have contributed to alarmingly...

Orange Shirt Day: Honoring Residential School Survivors and Reclaiming Indigenous Identity

Orange Shirt Day is a significant annual event in Canada that serves as a reminder of the deep and lasting impacts of the country’s residential school system on Indigenous communities. This day...