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Toronto, June 2, 2021 – The Ontario government announced today that students will not return to in-class learning before September, meanwhile plans to reopen the economy – including non-essential businesses – are still underway. Children First Canada calls upon the Ontario government to make children and youth a priority and...
Calgary, May 27, 2021 – The Alberta government has announced new plans to address the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on children and youth. Children First Canada (CFC) welcomes the acknowledgment of the gravity of the situation and the commitment to provide a whole-of-government response to the crisis. CFC...
Canada’s top children’s hospitals and advocacy organizations are uniting to declare #codePINK and raise the alarm about the current mental and health crisis facing children and young people across the country.
Child advocates welcome historic investments in childcare, but call out the gaps in funding needed to address urgent and systemic threats to children’s health.
Children First Canada is urging government leaders to make kids a high priority in Budget 2021. The health and well-being of children must be included in Canada’s COVID-19 response and economic recovery plans.
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We are deeply grieved by the news of the 215 children who were found buried in a mass grave at a former residential school in Kamloops, B.C. As an organization that advocates for the rights and well-being of every child in Canada, we mourn the loss of these 215 Indigenous children and the many more yet uncounted, and we honour the survivors and their families.