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Youth sexually assaulted in North Vancouver park washroom – BC

Descrease article font size Increase article font size North Vancouver RCMP are warning the public after a male youth was allegedly sexually assaulted inside a park washroom. Mounties say the youth stopped to use the public bathroom at the Inter River Park on Premier Street at 3 p.m. on Feb. …

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AfroQuiz teaching Black History to Edmonton youth for over 30 years – Edmonton

For 32 years, the Council of Canadians of African and Caribbean Heritage has put Edmonton youth to the test to see how much they know about Black History in a game-show-styled competition called AfroQuiz. Kids from grades one to 12 filled the Stanley A. Milner Library auditorium Saturday to compete …

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Guelph Youth Singers choir receives $20k grant from Ontario Trillium Foundation

Descrease article font size Increase article font size Guelph Youth Singers started 2024 on a financial high note. The local award-winning choir recently received a grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation to the tune of $20,000 to purchase and upgrade equipment. The big purchase will enhance the organization’s performances. Artistic …

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Barrie woman victimized by racist attack turns pain into purpose, opening a youth center

When Shanicka “Shak” Edwards first moved to Innisfill from Toronto, it was a difficult adjustment. “My family was the only Black family in the community. So, I struggled finding spaces that I could see people that were reflective of me or accessing resources,” she said. Edwards built Shak’s World Community …

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RCMP arrest Ottawa youth in alleged terror plot targeting Jewish community

The RCMP has charged an Ottawa youth with terrorism for allegedly plotting an attack against the Jewish community, Global News has learned. The youth, who cannot be named because he is a minor, appeared in an Ottawa courthouse on Saturday morning to face two charges. He was taken into custody …

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Teen terrorists: Does Canada have a youth radicalization problem?

The arrest of a teenager accused of plotting a terrorist attack against the Ottawa Jewish community is the latest sign that Canada is struggling with the radicalization of youths. The minor, taken into custody on Friday night, was the second youth apprehended for terrorism in two days. On Wednesday, RCMP …

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Texas man sentenced to 14 years for child pornography involving Ontario youth

Descrease article font size Increase article font size A man from Texas has been sentenced to 14 years in prison following a cross-border child luring investigation involving police in Ontario and the United States. According to Quinte West OPP, in April 2019, officers launched a child exploitation material and child …

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Winnipeg construction company helping inner-city youth, young adults find employment, community – Winnipeg

A Winnipeg construction company is giving young men in the North End a step up in their careers and community, while also offering a step out of a life of gangs and crime. Step Up Construction launched in 2021 as a program run by Inner City Youth Alive, helping provide …

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Toronto school under lockdown after youth stabbed inside: police – Toronto

Toronto police say a youth has critical injuries after being stabbed inside a school on Thursday afternoon prompting a lockdown. Police said the stabbing happened at Oakwood Collegiate Institute on St. Clair Avenue West, just east of Dufferin Street, around 12:52 p.m. A youth was stabbed inside of the school …

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Peel non-profit sounds alarm over impact of housing crisis on BIPOC youth

There’s optimism and resilience in Shayesha Steele’s voice, but it hasn’t always been that way. At the age of 15, she entered the foster care system. She was referred to REST Centres during her first year of university. “There’s always a light at the end of the tunnel,” she said. “I’ve …

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