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Chilliwack’s Watson Elementary needs help feeding 50 hungry kids a day

Chilliwack’s Watson Elementary needs help feeding 50 hungry kids a day

For Elaine Arsenault the beautiful moments at school far outweigh the ugly. “I’ve been head-butted, spat upon, I’ve been called a crackhead and worse,” said the child and youth care...

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Children will go hungry in Surrey school if breakfast program is lost

Children will go hungry in Surrey school if breakfast program is lost

Surrey principal Angelo Morelli says it would be a tragedy if his school, K.B. Woodward Elementary in Whalley, ever lost its breakfast program which feeds up to 60 hungry children...

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Program at Sir Charles Tupper secondary school helps teen parents graduate

Program at Sir Charles Tupper secondary school helps teen parents graduate

Seventeen-year-old Rena Nadeau admitted there was a time she considered dropping out of school. Eighteen months ago, she was pregnant and it looked like her school days were over. “I...

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One in five children in B.C. live in poverty

One in five children in B.C. live in poverty

One in five B.C. children live in poverty, a rate that is unchanged from 20 years ago, First Call’s 2016 B.C. Child Poverty Report Card shows. That’s 163,000 kids living in...

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Families at Edmonds Community School struggle to buy food and pay rising rents

Families at Edmonds Community School struggle to buy food and pay rising rents

Social assistance rates have been frozen for almost a decade in B.C. while a white-hot real estate market has pushed rents through the roof. Which is why Sean Gaster, principal...

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Hunger still a major issue in many B.C. schools

Hunger still a major issue in many B.C. schools

This province has children who arrive at school each morning hungry, improperly clothed or without adequate footwear. Not just dozens or hundreds. Thousands. All they can hope for is the...

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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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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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CABE Secondary School | Coquitlam

CABE Secondary School | Coquitlam

CABE, which stands for Coquitlam Alternate Basic Education is a 200-student public secondary school servicing the Tri-Cities, designed for students experiencing social and behavioural issues, and its student body includes...

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