What We Do

COVID-19: Lifting the Burden on Kids

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a disproportionate burden on children and youth. School closures have led to poor mental health, learning loss and vulnerability to abuse. From the onset of the pandemic, Children First Canada has led a coordinated national response to mitigate the impact on children. Every day matters. Kids can’t afford to wait.

Read more about the impact of COVID-19 on children in Canada and the recommendations from our Council of Champions to the federal, provincial and municipal governments.

First Nations Resources

Access fun activities for kids, a youth toolkit, videos and more!

Take Action!

One in three children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood – and the impacts of COVID-19 have made things worse. We’re urging the federal government to invest in the lives of children and protect their rights. Sign our Call to Action now!

Free Children's Book

Need help explaining COVID-19 to your kids? Download a digital or audio version of this free book for primary school children.

Click here to get it on Audible.

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COVID-19: Babies at Risk of Abuse

There has been an alarming spike in maltreatment injuries among infants. Since the onset of the pandemic, child advocates have been warning about the risk of increased child abuse. New reports from child protection agencies across the country are now confirming our fears.

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