well-being

My Cat Makes Me Happy

A new UNICEF report released earlier this month highlights what Canadian youth think is critical to their well-being. My Cat Makes Me Happy: What Children and Youth Say About Measuring Their Well-Being presents the results of workshops conducted with youth across Canada. “What we heard from Canada’s youth is that objective measures alone—like young people’s… Read more

The effect of cellphones

Cellphones are everywhere. They help us communicate and stay connected. Information flows to them and from them. They have multiple uses and there are many benefits to using them. But, cellphone use also has some unintended, less positive consequences. To learn more about how cellphones may affect your productivity and sense of well-being, read Annie… Read more

Growing Up in B.C. – 2015

Released jointly by the Representative for Children and Youth and the Provincial Health Officer, Growing Up in B.C. – 2015 documents six areas of child well-being: physical and mental health, learning, safety, behaviour, family economic well-being, and family, peer and community connections. While it looks at the well-being of all children in B.C., it also… Read more