What Parents And Caregivers Need to Know about Cyberbullying

While the rates of both in-person bullying and cyberbullying decreased during the pandemic, Canada is still ranked among Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) nations as one of the countries with the highest rate of bullying. Children who are victims of bullying can experience a wide range of negative effects including lower performance in […]

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How to Help Kids Who Have a Fear of Needles

As a parent or caregiver, it’s not uncommon to dread taking your kids to get vaccines. A majority of children (and a considerable number of adults as well) are afraid of needles. A trip to the clinic with kids can easily turn into a stressful event. However, there are some ways to make getting a […]

The Gift of Self-Leadership

Anyone who is working or living with youth in this time knows first-hand the past two years have placed an unprecedented draw on their resilience.  Life is challenging enough being a teenager and the continuous reel of global crises puts additional strains on their well-being and sense of identity in the world. As adults, we […]

Young Indigenous Changemakers You Should Know About

As Canada celebrates National Indigenous Peoples Day, we want to highlight some of the young indigenous changemakers who are making contributions that will improve life for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis people as well as Canadians as a whole. These young changemakers are making their voices heard on issues affecting their communities as well as […]

14 Diverse Books that Children Will Love

In addition to being a fun activity, reading books also allows children to dive into new experiences without ever leaving home. Access to diverse books is particularly important to children’s development because they either see themselves reflected in the characters or they get a glimpse into life from a different perspective. Diverse books are important […]

Children First Canada Statement on School Closures

There is overwhelming evidence that school closures have had a devastating impact on children’s mental and physical health and resulted in widespread learning loss while increasing their vulnerability and risk of abuse. Children First Canada’s latest Raising Canada report revealed that all the top 10 threats to children have been accelerated in the past year, […]

Albertan panel to probe full impact of the COVID-19 crisis on children and youth

New Announcment

Calgary, May 27, 2021 – The Alberta government has announced new plans to address the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth. Children First Canada (CFC) welcomes the acknowledgment of the gravity of the situation and the commitment to provide a whole-of-government response to the crisis. CFC is also encouraging all provincial […]