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Are you under 18? The YCP is hosting a special event on Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Don't miss your chance to participate!
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#8MillionStrong
National Child Day is on November 20! Visit nationalchildday.org for the latest news, updates and events.
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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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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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The #YCP is hosting a special event TOMORROW at 1 p.m. ET! Young people across Canada are speaking up for their rights at the highest levels of government. We need your voice! It's not too late to join. Sign up now: ... https://bit.ly/30bHm0Q

The #YCP is hosting a special event THIS SATURDAY, Oct. 16 at 1 p.m. ET. Young people across Canada are speaking up for their rights at the highest levels of government. We need your voice! It's not too late to join. ... Sign up now: https://bit.ly/30bHm0Q

#FunFallActivities: Get outside with your family today and clean up your yard or a neighbouring area! This is a great way to get some exercise while doing good this fall.

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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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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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