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Child advocates welcome federal commitments to make Canada the best place to grow up!

Child advocates welcome federal commitments to make Canada the best place to grow up!  Children First Canada responds to new mandate letters for federal cabinet ministers  Ottawa, December 16, 2021 – Today’s release of mandate letters for federal cabinet ministers included significant commitments to improve the lives of children. Highlights...


Children First Canada Responds to the Economic and Fiscal Update 2021

Ottawa, December 14, 2021 – Today’s Federal Economic and Fiscal Update provided a snapshot of Canada’s finances, alongside updates on Canada’s COVID-19 efforts and supports for Canadians and businesses.   Of note is the government’s commitment to long-term reform for First Nations child and family services, including the provision of $40 billion in compensation and the...

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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.