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Kids on Salt Spring Island not immune to poverty and hunger

Kids on Salt Spring Island not immune to poverty and hunger

A small notice taped to the counter near the checkout in Mouat’s hardware store in Ganges showed Gulf Island schools are no more immune to the evils of childhood hunger...

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Young parents get a helping hand; Adopt-A-School program helps ease stress of holiday season

Young parents get a helping hand; Adopt-A-School program helps ease stress of holiday season

Baby Kellan didn’t wait for Christmas for a present, he just dipped a hand into one of the many London Drug gift bags sitting on a table in Coquitlam’s Alternate...

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Helping with attendance a step toward graduation

Helping with attendance a step toward graduation

Joe Leibovitch has run schools in Toronto, but never had anything like Surrey’s Attendance Matters to help him deal with the professional agony of seeing a child’s future being decided...

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Students raise $11,400 for hungry children selling cupcakes

Students raise $11,400 for hungry children selling cupcakes

The mothers of Jessica Atkinson and Anna Julia Rogo must have thought they had seen the last of the cupcakes after their eight-yearolds sold 55 home-baked ones to raise money...

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Surrey’s Wrap Around team supports teens

Surrey’s Wrap Around team supports teens

In Surrey’s highways and byways they are known as the Wrap Around Team – 15 school liaison staff and their RCMP associates who help juveniles rated at extreme risk for...

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Some kids go hungry when school closes; Many students don’t get services they need when the holidays arrive Vancouver Sun

Some kids go hungry when school closes; Many students don’t get services they need when the holidays arrive Vancouver Sun

When Sarah McKay and other members of the Surrey school district’s Wraparound Team contemplate the Christmas holiday, it’s with dread, not joy. The team cares for 80 of the most...

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Surrey School Breakfast Programs

Surrey School Breakfast Programs

The Surrey school board needs $100,000 to feed 854 vulnerable students breakfast in 22 schools. These students would otherwise go hungry and the Attendance Matters Program is designed to encourage...

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Watson Elementary | Chilliwack

Watson Elementary | Chilliwack

Many students at Watson Elementary have suffered trauma in their young lives, prompting times of uncontrollable outbursts that can hurt themselves and others....

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Departure Bay Elementary Eco School | Nanaimo

Departure Bay Elementary Eco School | Nanaimo

The school’s kindergarten program includes nature walks to forest and beach areas and students need backpacks. However, some parents are unable to afford backpacks which makes it difficult for them...

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