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Children First Canada responds to Federal Budget

Calgary, AB – The federal government has released Budget 2023, “A Made-in-Canada Plan: Stronger Middle Class, Affordable Economy and Healthy Future”. While it delivers the promised investments in health transfer payments and has a focus on the next generations’ clean economy, children and youth will not receive the catalytic investment...


Children First Canada Responds to the Fall Economic Statement 2022

Ottawa, November 3, 2022 – Today’s Federal Fall Economic Statement provided a snapshot of Canada’s finances, expressing the need for sound economic stewardship in uncertain times, and laying out steps to improve affordability, economic growth, equity, and fairness.   Of note is the reinforcement of supports for families including doubling the GST credit, the Canada...

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Mourning the loss of 215 children

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.