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Tag: COVID-19

Children First Canada Statement on School Closures

There is overwhelming evidence that school closures have had a devastating impact on children’s mental and physical health and resulted in widespread learning loss while increasing their vulnerability and risk of abuse. Children First Canada’s latest Raising Canada report revealed that all the top 10 threats to children have been...


5 Tips to Help Kids Adjust to School Reopening

Are your little ones still having a difficult time with the restrictions and school changes due to COVID-19? Check out these tips on how to calm their fears, so they can adjust to the new normal – and just focus on being kids.


CBC Kids features the Young Canadians’ Parliament!

Check out this great story by CBC Kids News on the Young Canadians’ Parliament and the importance of listening to children’s voices in Canada’s response to COVID-19. From education to mental health, youth like Farah and Roman have something to say to Members of Parliament and the Senate!

Sara Austin

Sounding the Alarm

Now that school is out, children face further isolation and mental health challenges. Sara Austin, CFC’s founder and CEO, discusses the importance of supporting the unique needs of children in response to COVID-19.

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