Children First Canada (CFC) has released Raising Canada 2020, a joint research report that highlights the state of childhood in Canada. The findings reveal that most of the top 10 threats to childhood may be increasing – or in danger or increasing – because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
CFC is ringing the alarm on behalf of Canada’s 8 million children. Keep up-to-date here as we post links to articles and interviews published across the country.
Radio Canada International: Reports paint a stark picture of life for many children in Canada
CBC News: National study says ‘our children are not alright’ under mounting stress of pandemic
National Observer: COVID-19 leaves kids lonely, bored, hungry, at risk of abuse
Global News: ‘Deeply disturbing statistics’ show COVID-19 is hurting kids’ safety: report
CTV News: Food insecurity, depression among top threats to Canadian children during pandemic
Breakfast Television Toronto: New report finds the pandemic has worsened threats to childhood
UCalgary News: Child advocates ring the alarm in new report on children in Canada
CityNews – News 1130: Concerns rise over mental health of children amid COVID-19 pandemic
Guelphtoday.com – Canadian Press: WORLD: Canada trails other rich countries in caring for kids, report says
Regina Leader-Post: ‘Children’s health is in jeopardy’: Researchers calls for government support for youth