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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Double Your Impact!
Donations made in December will be matched – up to a maximum of $25,000. Your gift will support the urgent needs of kids through research and advocacy so Canadians can take action!
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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.

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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.

News & Happenings

The Clock is Ticking: The Child Mental Health Crisis Rages on While Parliament Breaks for the Summer and an Election Looms

Ottawa, June 29, 2021 – Canada’s top advocates and experts united to declare a #codePINK (a term used for pediatric emergencies) and called on federal and provincial leaders for an emergency response to address the crisis affecting children’s mental and physical health. Forty days later, they are still waiting for...

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Calling for an End to Anti-Muslim Hate

Children First Canada stands in solidarity with Muslims across the country in calling for an end to Islamophobia and violence against their community. The recent attack on a Muslim family in London, Ont., while out for an evening walk is a sobering reminder that anti-Muslim hate is pervasive in our...

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Every citizen has the right to vote, and every voice matters. Today, youth across the country join forces to launch a federal court challenge to lower the voting age in Canada! Learn more: https://bit.ly/3pdBPje ... #ChildrenFirst

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2/2 Our Board Chair Gail O’Brien is matching all donations made to CFC, up to a max. of $25,000! That means every $50 will turn into $100 to double the impact on kids in Canada. Donate here: https://bit.ly/353sGPK

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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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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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