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The International Child and Youth Care Network. CYC-Net is a non-profit organization established “to promote and facilitate reading,
learning, information sharing, discussion, networking, support and accountable practice amongst all who work with children, youth and families in difficulty.” (From the CYC-Net Constitution).
Websites of Interest
Canadian Child Welfare Research Portal
Provides access to current research on Canadian child welfare programs and policies.
Edmonton Social Planning Council
The ESPC is an independent, non-profit, charitable organization. Our focus is social research – particularly in the areas of low income and poverty.
Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations
The Council of Canadian Child and Youth Care Associations is the national networking organization representing the child and youth care professions in Canada.
Child and Youth Care Association of Alberta
A website designed for professionals in the Child and Youth Care Sector who are interested in expanding their professional development.
Child & Family Webguide
The WebGuide is a directory that evaluates, describes and provides links to hundreds of sites containing child development research and practical advice.
Canada Without Poverty
Links to publications, articles, organizational reports and bulletins on poverty in Canada and related issues organized by categories.
Mental Health and Well-being profile: Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS)
Mental Health and Well-being profile, Canadian Community Health Survey (CCHS), by age group and sex, Canada and provinces.
Positive Futures- Optimizing Mental Health for Alberta’s Children and Youth
A 10-year strategy that aligns with the Healthy Kids Alberta! Strategy’s expected outcome that, “more children, youth and their families have strategies, skills and tools to cope successfully with challenges, adjust positively to change, overcome obstacles, resolve problems and experience mental wellbeing.”
Peterson-Kaiser Health System Tracker
The Peterson Center on Healthcare + the Kaiser Family Foundation monitor how well the U.S. healthcare system is performing in terms of quality and cost, providing clear, up-to-date information on trends.