Raising Canada 2022 is the fifth in an annual series of reports that track the top 10 threats to childhood. This year, the report highlights how the pandemic has amplified and accelerated the top 10 threats facing kids across the country. The data also reveals that equity-deserving children and youth are facing the greatest impacts of the pandemic – including young First Nations, Métis and Inuit children, people from racialized communities, 2SLGBTQIA+ youth and young people with disabilities.
The latest data on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on kids in Canada
An equity, diversity and inclusion lens applied throughout the report
An analysis of the interconnection between threats
Artistic expressions and quotes from children across Canada
Recommendations and calls to action for the Government of Canada
Click here for previous reports.
View the 2022 Raising Canada event below:
Associate Vice-President, Social Impact (Canada), TD Bank
President and CEO, The Economic Club of Canada, Founder of The Jr. Economic Club of Canada, CEO & Co-Founder of The Global Institute for Conscious Economics (GICE), and Member of the Council of Champions at Children First Canada
Assistant Chief Statistician of the Social, Health and Labour Statistics Field at Statistics Canada
Founder and CEO of Children First Canada
Youth Advisory Council Member, Children First Canada
Director, Margaret and Wallace McCain Centre for Child, Youth & Family Mental Health, CAMH
Health reporter and columnist for The Globe and Mail
District Vice President, Calgary Central, TD
Senior Vice-President, IG Wealth Management
Director, Alberta Children’s Hospital Research Institute, Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary, Husky Energy Chair in Child and Maternal Health, and Alberta Children’s Hospital Foundation Chair in Pediatric Research
Founder and CEO of Children First Canada
Director of Brand Management, SureCall
Yukon Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations
The Raising Canada 2022 report is released with joint calls to action signed by the Council of Champions. Together, we are urging Canadians and the federal government to invest in the lives of all 8 million kids in Canada and address the inequities faced by young people today.
Children First Canada acknowledges the generous financial support of the following organizations, which helped make the Raising Canada report possible.
Children First Canada gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Statistics Canada to the Raising Canada report.
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Children First Canada is launching a drawing contest for children 13 and under across Canada. Selected artwork will win some great prizes and be featured in our upcoming Raising Canada report, due out later this year.
Launched in 2018, Raising Canada is an annual series of reports that track the top 10 threats to childhood. The report sheds light on the reality that one-third of kids in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood. For more than a decade, the state of childhood in...
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Calgary, September 1, 2021 – As kids head back to school, an annual report confirms that the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated and amplified the top 10 threats to childhood in Canada.
Are you under 18? Are you a parent of a child under 10? We are looking for artwork from children and youth to support Children First Canada’s Raising Canada 2021 report. Raising Canada is an annual series of reports that track the top 10 threats to childhood. Click here to...