Calling #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!
Call for Child & Youth Art Submissions
Are you a young person under 18 who has a perspective to share on the top 10 threats to childhood in Canada? We invite you to create art to share your views and contribute to our 2021 Raising Canada report!
Calling all runners!
Looking for a way to give back while achieving your personal goals? Register for the 2021 Scotiabank Calgary Marathon or the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon! We're registered as one of the official charities you can support by participating.

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News & Happenings

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...


Ontario’s decision not to reopen schools is a colossal failure and falsely pits children against the economy

Toronto, June 2, 2021 – The Ontario government announced today that students will not return to in-class learning before September, meanwhile plans to reopen the economy – including non-essential businesses – are still underway. Children First Canada calls upon the Ontario government to make children and youth a priority and...

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News on Twitter

The Province of Alberta has announced plans to lift public health restrictions to curtail the spread of COVID-19 – putting children and youth at very grave risk.

#GetOutside this summer!

Whether you have a backyard, park or greenspace nearby, there are lots of ways to #StayActive! What’s your favourite sport?


Mark your calendars! Join us on August 4th for an online chat with @ElizabethMay + @DonDavies, the two Members of Parliament who have officially proposed to lower Canada's voting age! #Vote16 #CdnPoli

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!

Upcoming Events

Oct. 06

Raising Canada 2021


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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