News Articles/Media


2017


January 11, 2017 Kelowna Now Partnership Media Release

November 22, 2017 Castanet: Living Wage Commission in Kelowna

November 22, 2017 Kelowna Capital News: More Kelowna kids living in poverty

November 18, 2017 Kelowna Daily Courier: We're short-changing our kids says chief economist

November 17, 2017 Global News: Canada doesn’t invest enough in early childhood education, economist tells Kelowna audience

May 26, 2017 Kelowna Capital News: Reconciling cultural genocide

May 4, 2017 Castanet article: Trio receives honour

April 28, 2017 Infotel: All Candidates Forum

April 12, 2017 Castanet: Forum Over Poverty

March 30, 2017 Globe and Mail: Rare 24 hr Ontario Daycare has Waitlist

February 17, 2017 Capital News: Wagon-Gardening classroom by classroom

January 26, 2017 CFJC today : Free Range Mother brings her controversial message to Kamloops

January 26, 2017 Lake Country Calendar: America's Worst Mom advocates more freedom for kids

January 23, 2017 CBC News : America's worst Mom comes to BC

January 22, 2017 :Kelowna Daily Courier :Is it safe to be a free-range kid?

January 19, 2017 Salmon Arm Observer : America's worst mom to visit Kelowna

January 19, 2017 Penticton Western News :  America's worst mom to visit Kelowna

January 19, 2017 Kelowna Now : KelownaNow meets 'America's Worst Mom'

January 8, 2017 Castanet.net : Worst Mom to Visit

January 8, 2017 Kelowna Now : America’s “Worst Mom” coming to the Okanagan

January 2017 Global News: America's "Worst Mom" speaks on parenting in Okanagan

January 6, 2017 Kamloops this week : Skenazy to discuss "Free Range Kids"

2016

December 23, 2016 Kelowna Capital News: America's Worst Mom is coming to B.C.

November 15, 2016 Capital News: Do you want to end Child Poverty?

November, 2016 School District 23 Capital News insert Hub Grand Opening

September 23, 2016 Global News New Family Support Program in Rutland

September 23, 2016 Castanet.net  Hub for Families in Need

September 23, 2016 Kelowna Daily Courier: Family hub project is an asset to parents and kids

September 23, 2016 Capital News: 'Clearing house' for family services opens in Kelowna

September 23 2016 Family Hub Grand Opening event Pictures

August 19, 2016 Kelowna Capital News article on the opening of the C.O. Family Hub - Kelowna

April 19, 2016  Kelowna Capital News Article on the call for a Poverty Reduction Plan for BC

April 19, 2016  Kelowna Daily Courier article on the lack of a Poverty Reduction Plan for BC

March, Kids Connection article

January 27th Global News video interview with Merlyn Horton

January 27, 2016 Castanet article: Merlyn Horton event Part 1 and Part 2

January 27, 2016 Capital News Front page Unplug and Play kickoff event picture

January 2016 Global News video on Unplug and Play week Kickoff event

2015

Winter 2015 Kids Connection article: Building a City Fit for Children

February 3, 2015 Capital News, Dads Want to be Part of their Child's Development Article: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/290711991.html

November 25th, 2015 Capital News, National Child Day article

2014

Winter 2014-2015 Okanagan Parent Article: Dad's Matter

Winter 2014, Kids Connection article: Aboriginal Father's Network

November 21, 2014 Capital News National Child Day: http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/283505641.html

November 2014 Daily Courier, Kids Connection pull out, article on Aboriginal Fathers: 

ttp://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/special_sections/kids_connection/page_b822b108-7527-573c-83a9-2884b1fbfe62.html

2013

December 20, 2013 Capital News Kathartic column.

November 15, 2013 National Child Day State of the Child report release coverage

From the Courier's Friday edition:

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/front-page-news/report-to-zero-in-on-child-poverty-111513.html

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/local-columnists/poverty-not-as-rampant-some-groups-claim-111513.html#comment-8607 

 

Saturday's edition:

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story-102771-1-.htm#102771

http://www.am1150.ca/News/Kelowna/2013/11/15/2013-state-of-the-child-report-on-poverty-released

http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/front-page-news/younger-generation-feeling-the-squeeze-111613.html

http://www.kelownacapnews.com/news/232135691.html


The Capital News, CATCH Study points to Early learning skills shortfalls, Oct 3, 2013

The Daily Courier, Kids Connection insert article, March 2013

The Daily Courier, Editorial on Kids Deserve Better, February 9, 2013

2012

The Daily Courier, Don Plant article on the State of the Child Report 2012

Peachland View, Mayor Fielding commentary on the State of the Child Report release event, November 23, 2012

Capital News, Jennifer Smith article on the State of the Child Report, November 23, 2012

Daily Courier, Steve MacNaull Article on Richard Louv guest speaker for CATCH Network Gathering, November 18th, 2012

Capital News, Judy Steeves article on getting outdoors with kids and Richard Louv November 16, 2012

Presentation to the West Kelowna Council Westside Weekly article April 26, 2012

~ Both West Kelowna and Peachland councils have determined to make our communities childfriendly, partly due to the work of an agency called
CATCH (Community Action Toward Children's Health.)  Mayor Keith Fielding of Peachland said recently he pledged to ask himself in regard to any policy,
"Is it good for the children?"
~

District of West Kelowna hosting dialogue Capital News article January 2012

2011

Castanet letter to the editor on 2011 State of the Child Report December 14 2011
            Reply letter by CATCH Chair Kent Stralbiski
December 15 2011

State of the Child Report release
on CHBC video (at minute 11) November 18th

State of the Child Report release
in Capital News November 22nd

Cris Rowen workshop
on CHBC March 4th

Dr Paul Kershaw is featured on the front page of the business section of the Daily Courier on March 9th.

Dr Paul Kershaw speaks on Smart Family Policy
Capital News article March 2011

Dr Gordon Neufeld speaks on anxiety disorders
Capital News article March 2011

Amanda Turner speaks to West Kelowna Council on the State of the Child Report article 
Capital News article February 2011

2010

Release of the 3rd State of the Child Report: Central Okanagan 2010
, Nov 19th.   You can see our 2 minutes of fame on CHBC news by going here.  You can find us at 11:09 in the time bar.

CATCH Network Gathering link and article.

2009

B.C. needs to do more to help kids

2008

November 2008

Okanagan Kids Are OK - Kelowna Daily Courier November 24, 2008

Kelowna has highest number of children taken into government care - Kelowna Capital News, November 20, 2008

Forum About Kids - Kelowna Capital News - October 23, 2008

 

January 11, 2008  Day care needs attention when even senior sees the need

2007

December 2, 2007  B.C.’s poor rating has health officers calling for new strategy

 November 21, 2007 Kids Rule

November 19, 2007: City Hall Ponders Daycare Initiatives Article

November 10,2007  Child-Safety obstacles identified

November 1-2, 2007 Cities Fit For Children Summit

October 18, 2007: CATCH Brain Architecture ad

September 6, 2007: Town Gets 24K Sucess Grant Article

September 5, 2007: SB6 Brings Education Mantra to Westside Article

September 2, 2007: Bell Community Sport Fund Helps Get Kids Skating Article

September, 2007: Parenting Programs Receive Funding Article

Aug 29, 2007: Cash to Give Kids a Head Start Article

Aug 28, 2007: Helping Children Succeed Article

Aug 10, 2007: CATCH to Spark Child Initiatives Article

July 29, 2007: Thinking Pathways Set by Age Six Letter

June 29, 2007: Daycare Subsidy Puts Squeeze on Parents Article

June 29, 2007: Childcare Boosted by Pennies Article 

May 27, 2007: IH to Study Child Care as an Employment Issue Article

May 23, 2007: Local Gov'ts Can Take a Child Care Lead Editorial

May 23, 2007: Advocates Push for More Spaces Article

April 18, 2007: Trustees Push Child Care article

March 20, 2007: Budget Gets Failing Grade on Day Care Article

March 20, 2007: Faint Applause for Budget Editorial

March 20, 2007: Give With One Hand, Take From The Other Article

March 2, 2007:Rich Get Richer Article

March 2, 2007: Child Care Offices Not Closing Article

Feb 21, 2007: Day Care Disappointment Budget Article

Feb 14, 2007: Ottawa's Attack on Child Care Letter

Feb 9, 2007: Keep the Child in Child Care Article

Feb 9, 2007: More Child Care Protests on Way Article

Feb 7, 2007: Child Care Workers Vent Frustration Article

Feb 7, 2007: Day Care Workers and ECE Students Protest Article

Feb 7, 2007: Protest Picture

Feb 7, 2007: Westbank CATCH Web Questionnaire Ad

Feb 7, 2007: Child Care Workers Feeling Ignored Article

Feb 7, 2007: BC Has More Urgent Spending Priorities Whittemore Letter

Feb 7, 2007: Child Care Answers Up to Politicians Stralbiski Letter

Feb 7, 2007: Day Care Won't Get Any Cheaper Article

Feb 7, 2007: Despite Day Care Needs, Business Venture Not Enticing Article

Feb 7, 2007: Federal Cuts Leave Impact Article

Feb 5, 2007: Day Care Providers to Protest Article

Feb 5, 2007: Child Care funding Cuts Will Make Valley's Labour Shortage Worse Duffy Letter

Feb 4, 2007: NDP Leader Sounds Off on Minimum Wage, MLA Salaries and Child Care

Feb 4, 2007: What's Needed is High Quality Child Care, Whether Public or Private Letter

Feb 4, 2007: Regulated Child Care is an Investment Letter

Feb 4, 2007: Child Care Workers Can't Subsidize Parents of Their Young Charges Letter

Feb 4, 2007: Child Care Funding Cuts Could Close Centres: Operator Article

Feb 1, 2007: Black Day Marked on Feb 6 McKinlay Letter

 

 

Jan 31, 2007: Writers Adamant About Province Pulling Back on Child Care Funding 3 Letters

Jan 31, 2007: Most Vulnerable Children Protected Thorpe Article

Jan 30, 2007: Thanks, Minister for Funding Some Programs Letter

Jan 27, 2007: CATCH Community Web Poll Ad

Jan 26, 2007: Children Suffer After Closure of Resource Office Letter

Jan 26, 2007: Aboriginal Parent Support Network Being Persued

Jan 25, 2007: Peachland Residents Asked to Invest in the Future of Children

Jan 24, 2007: Parents Can Take Active Role in the Future of Their Children

Jan 24, 2007: Child Care Cuts Hurt Kids, Parents Letter

Jan 24, 2007: CATCH Seeking Public Opinion

Jan 23, 2007: Child Care Problems Will Get Much Worse Letter

Jan 23, 2007: Parents Face Waits as Tories Dither on Child Care

Jan 18, 2007: Lake Country to Build "Jewel"

Jan 2007: Today's Parent - Child Care: What Canadian Parents Need Now

Jan 17, 2007: Every Child for Himself, According to the Libs

Jan 17, 2007: Province Missing Big Picture View of Needs Letter to the Editor

Jan 14, 2007: Finding Good Day Care to Get Harder

Jan 14, 2007: Linda Reid Letter to the Editor

Jan 12, 2007: Choosing Priorities on Child Development

Jan 12, 2007: Cuts Expected to Close Child Care Referral Centres

Jan 11, 2007: Big Corporations Eye Elder Day Care

Jan 10, 2007: Child Care to Cost You More

Jan 10, 2006: BC Parents to Pay More for Child Care

Jan 7, 2006: Day Care Cuts Puzzling Move Editorial

Jan 7, 2006: Ottawa May Increase Cash for Child Care

Jan 6, 2006: Child Care Advocate Decry Cuts

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