Child advocates have been warning about the risk of increased child abuse cases since the onset of the pandemic, and new reports from child protection agencies across the country are confirming our fears.
There has been an alarming spike in child maltreatment injuries, including infant head trauma and broken bones. COVID-19 restrictions are pushing parents to the brink, and urgent action is needed. Sara Austin, CFC’s founder and CEO, spoke with media representatives about this issue. Please read the articles below to learn more.
Children First Canada is a national organization with staff located in Ottawa, Calgary, Toronto and Halifax. In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on: the traditional, unceded territories of the Algonquin Anishnaabeg; the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta; the traditional territory of many nations, including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnaabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat, and home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis – covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands; and the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq, Mi’kma’ki.