New Awards Program Celebrates Canada’s Youngest Changemakers

Nominations have opened for the inaugural The Future Is NOW! Awards to celebrate the accomplishments of Canada’s youngest young changemakers. The awards recognize diverse young leaders driving social impact on issues that matter most to Generation Z.

Social Impact Lab: Engaging Calgary-Area Youth in Combatting Anti-Black Racism

Calgary, AB – Children First Canada (CFC), BlackNorth Initiative (BNI), and United Way of Calgary and Area (UWCA) are proud to announce the launch of a Youth Social Impact Forum aimed at empowering Calgary-area youth to tackle anti-Black racism. This forum will provide an innovative and safe space for young minds to learn from emerging […]

Thanking our Board Chair, Gail O’Brien, upon the completion of her term

It is with immense gratitude that Children First Canada wishes to acknowledge and express our deepest thanks to our Board Chair, Gail O’Brien, as she steps down upon the completion of her term as the Chair and as a member of the Board of Directors. Gail has played a pivotal role in CFC since the organization’s inception in 2015, […]

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 and strategy needed to support […]

Children First Canada responds to announcement by Canada’s premiers on child health crisis

Calgary, AB – Today Canada’s Premiers announced they would host a timely press conference to address the crisis facing children’s hospitals across the country. Children First Canada along with many other organizations and individuals who share a commitment to ensuring the health and wellbeing of children were hopeful that the announcement would bring news of […]

Call for research participants

ATTENTION PARENTS OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH AGES 0-18ATTENTION STAKEHOLDERS WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND YOUTH Children First Canada and the University of Calgary are currently conducting research to understand the top threats that children and youth in Canada face, the implications of these threats, and to understand stakeholders, parents and young people’s recommendations for policymakers and […]

Giving Tuesday is coming November 29! Double Your Impact for kids!  

Giving Tuesday is a global movement to create major impact and transform our communities. More than 80 countries participate. Canadians donated $43.6 million last year within a 24-hour period. Right now, kids are facing huge challenges and they need our support! An unprecedented paediatric crisis is unfolding across the country, putting children’s lives at risk. […]