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The Warning Signs of Child Abuse

Did you know that two-third of Canadian adults report experiencing some form of child abuse before the age of 15? Every child deserves to be protected from all forms of violence and to grow up in a safe and nurturing home.

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It’s been 20 years since 🇨🇦 had a national strategy for children & youth‼️

Does it surprise you that during this time 🇨🇦 fell from 12th to 30th 📉 place among OECD countries for children’s wellbeing ⁉️

If you fail to plan, you plan to fail ⚠️

It’s time to put
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Water connects us all. This World Water Day 💦, our children are learning to protect and cherish this essential resource. Join the ripple effect; every drop counts! 💧
#ChildrenFirst #WorldWaterDay #ProtectOurWater

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