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The Early Alert Newsletter

Studies on Gender and Intersecting Identities, 2007 to 2022

This release looks at the gender wage gap and how it varies across groups of women, and how it changed from 2007 to 2022. The results are for paid workers aged 20 to 54 years. It uses data from the Labour Force Survey to examine the experiences of Indigenous women, immigrant women and non-Indigenous women born in Canada.  Click here to learn more

Navigating Socioeconomic Obstacles: Impact on the Well-being of Canadian Youth

At over 7.3 million people in 2022, nearly one-fifth (19%) of Canada's population is made up of youth and young adults aged 15-29. Between disruptions related to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as high inflation and interest rates, this group has faced disproportionate challenges to their quality of life compared with other age groups. 

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Cybervictimization and mental health among Canadian youth

Cybervictimization has emerged as a potentially serious form of victimization and has been associated with negative mental health outcomes, including depression, anxiety, disordered eating, and suicidality. Click here to learn more


Last Week in the Senate...

Bill C-35 was read for the second time. The bill aims to create the principles for a Canada-wide early learning and child care system.  Click here to read more


House Committee Updates

-The Standing Committee on Health continued its study on Children's Health. Click here to learn more

-The Standing Committee on Finance continued its study of Pre-Budget Consultations In Advance Of The 2024 Budget. Click here to learn more


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