Children First Canada Statement on School Closures
There is overwhelming evidence that school closures have had a devastating impact on children’s mental and physical health and resulted in widespread learning loss while increasing their vulnerability and risk of abuse.
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Lowering the Voting Age
Every citizen has the right to vote, and every voice matters. Youth across the country are joining forces to launch a federal court challenge to lower the voting age in Canada!
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It's time to prioritize kids
We're urging the prime minister and parliamentarians to put children first. They must be at the heart of Canada's pandemic recovery plans.
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Declaring #codePINK
The impacts of COVID-19 have led to devasting effects on children and youth. Children First Canada and its partners are declaring a #codePINK – a term used for pediatric emergencies. Join our call for immediate action!
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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.

COVID-19: Read our statement and find resources here.

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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1/2 @StatCan_eng has published a podcast on the impacts of Covid-19 on Canadian children and their families.

Dr. Kelley Zwicker, pediatrician at @CHEO, discusses the potential short- and long-term effects of the school... closures on children and their parents.

From the onset of the pandemic, Children First Canada has led a coordinated national response to mitigate the negative impacts and lift the burden on children. If you agree with us, share with the hashtag #CodePINK

Celebrating Five Years!

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

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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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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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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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