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Top 10 Threats to childhood in Canada

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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Children First Canada responds to Federal Budget

Calgary, AB – The federal government has released Budget 2023, “A Made-in-Canada Plan: Stronger Middle Class, Affordable Economy and Healthy Future”. While it delivers the promised investments in health transfer payments and has a focus on the next generations’ clean economy, children and youth will not receive the catalytic investment...

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#DYK? It’s still legal in 🇨🇦 to hit children as punishment.

Read about what’s being done to take ACTION:

#ChildrenFirst #Repeal43 #TRC #Reconciliation

Good news: 🇨🇦's #Budget23 includes funds for pediatric healthcare. Last week's #Ontario budget did same.
More good news: children's hospitals, mental health agencies and rehabilitation centres have a specific ...detailed plan to tackle wait times.
Let's get it done!
#onpoli #cdnpoli

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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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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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