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December 4, 2017

It’s Brain Day 2.0 here at CUPS! Which means that, as an organization, we come together to learn more about the importance of understanding healthy brain architecture and the impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on the lives of the population we serve. (Read more)


November 15, 2017

Jhaidyn, a former CUPS One World Student, is about to put her mark on a piece of Canadian history. She will be one of 30 young people who has been invited to discuss and frame Canada’s first Children’s Charter, at a conference in Ottawa. (Read more)


November 1, 2017

A lack of investment in early childhood education has considerable long-term economic costs to society. On the other hand, for every dollar spent on early childhood education programs there is a $6 dollar return on this investment through a child’s long-term success in school and the workforce, avoidance of the justice system, and decreased crime.(Read more)


October 10, 2017

Oct 10th is World Mental Health Day to raise awareness of mental health issues and mobilize efforts in support of better mental health. In any given year, 1 in 5 Canadians experience a mental health or addiction problem. At CUPS, approximately 1 in 3 individuals who come through our doors report that their mental health is in a state of crisis or vulnerability. (Read more)


October 3, 2017

Science and experience tells us that when people come to CUPS, it is often not for a single need. Issues of poverty are so knotted up, that untangling it is nearly impossible. It is best to cut through the layers and get to the root of the problems. Research tells us that early life experiences shape how the brain is built and affect health and social outcomes later in life. CUPS has created a scale – the CUPS Resiliency Matrix – that puts the two together.(Read more)


September 5, 2017

September has rolled around the corner already and similar to other schools, it’s the start of another year at CUPS One World Child Development Centre!

There are many events and changes happening this year that we are excited about.(Read more)


August 9, 2017

August 9th is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples to promote and protect the rights of the world’s indigenous population. Progress has been made, such as the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples – in which Canada became a full supporter as of May 2016 – however, indigenous peoples “overwhelmingly continue to face discrimination, marginalization and major challenges in enjoying their basic rights” (United Nations).

These challenges remain true in Canada, and are evident at CUPS…(Read more)


July 28, 2017

Hepatitis C is curable, but approximately 500,000 people still die each year from Hep C-related liver diseases even when new treatments have success rates of 90-99%. Access to treatment is improving, but is still limited in Canada where it remains very expensive.

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July 24, 2017

The heartbreaking impacts of the opioid epidemic are all over the news and internet. There have been calls to action that range from more accessible addiction treatments, harsher penalties for drug dealers, and stricter guidelines for prescription medications. But how about preventing addiction issues from starting in the first place?

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