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Children First Canada is a national charitable organization that serves as a strong, effective and independent voice for all 8 million children in Canada.

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Raising Canada

Launched in 2018, Raising Canada is an annual series of reports that track the top 10 threats to childhood. The report sheds light on the reality that one-third of kids in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood. For more than a decade, the state of childhood in Canada has been on the decline.

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2022 Pre-Budget Submissions

As part of the federal government's 2022 Pre-Budget Consultation process, Children First Canada has made a submission that provides a road map to help make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up.

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Child advocates welcome federal commitments to make Canada the best place to grow up!

Child advocates welcome federal commitments to make Canada the best place to grow up!  Children First Canada responds to new mandate letters for federal cabinet ministers  Ottawa, December 16, 2021 – Today’s release of mandate letters for federal cabinet ministers included significant commitments to improve the lives of children. Highlights...

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Children First Canada Responds to the Economic and Fiscal Update 2021

Ottawa, December 14, 2021 – Today’s Federal Economic and Fiscal Update provided a snapshot of Canada’s finances, alongside updates on Canada’s COVID-19 efforts and supports for Canadians and businesses.   Of note is the government’s commitment to long-term reform for First Nations child and family services, including the provision of $40 billion in compensation and the...

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1/3 Today is the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Every child has the human right to participate in their culture, learn about their heritage, and be proud of their identity. Every child has the right to ...thrive in safe and equitable communities.

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Children First Canada is seeking to recruit 4 Youth Researchers to support the Young Canadians’ Parliament program from Oct 1 - Jan 31. Working with CFC offers an opportunity to advocate for the rights ...of all 8 million kids in 🇨🇦
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Celebrating Five Years!

Children First Canada is proud to mark five years of dedicated advocacy for children in Canada.

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Children and Youth

We are urging the federal government to address the top 10 threats to childhood in Canada. Join us in Raising Canada!

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Upcoming Events

Nov. 20

National Child Day 2022

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Oct. 06

Raising Canada 2022

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Aug. 04

Got questions about the YCP program?

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Aug. 11

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Join the Movement!

The Young Canadians’ Parliament (YCP) is a growing movement of children and youth who are speaking up for their rights – and sharing their views with parliamentarians. Young people across Canada are uniting as one voice so they can be heard at the highest levels of government.

We’re stronger together. We need your voice!

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Advocate for
Children and Youth

Kids represent 25% of the population and 100% of our future, yet they cannot vote. We are urging the federal government to address the top 10 threats to childhood in Canada. Join us in Raising Canada!

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