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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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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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Check out this election night wrap up by CFC's junior reporter, eight-year-old @AsariaRayn: https://cutt.ly/lEgU8hd #ChildrenFirst
#cdnpoli #Elxn44

This week we're issuing an urgent call to action in the @TheHillTimes & @globeandmail urging the prime minister & parliamentarians to prioritize children & put #ChildrenAtTheHeart of Canada's pandemic ... recovery plans. Canada's future depends on the strength of children.

Congratulations to new and returning members of Parliament! We look forward to working with you to make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up. #ChildrenFirst #cdnpoli

@JustinTrudeau @erinotoole ... @yfblanchet @theJagmeetSingh @AnnamiePaul

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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Raising Canada 2021

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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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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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