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...

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Advocacy Summit: February 25-26, 2023

LEARN from other young activistsBUILD a campaignPITCH your campaign LEARN – Join us for a two-day virtual summit on advocacy, communications, and campaigns, featuring incredible keynote speakers, trainers, and facilitators who are young people just like you! During the summit, you’ll be matched up into teams on issues you care...

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Statement on Racism Experienced by Black Children and Families

Every child has the right to a life free from discrimination of any form. While this right is enshrined in The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we know that this is far from being a reality for black children and their families.

The team at Children First Canada stands in solidarity with you. We see you. We acknowledge your lived experience. We are committed to confronting systemic racism that prevents black children from achieving their full potential.