What We Do

Children First Canada has a bold and ambitious vision to make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up. Through our various campaigns – past and present – we are rallying Canadians to make that dream a reality.

The pandemic has led to unprecedented challenges for children and youth. Children First Canada is leading a national response to mitigate the impacts on kids.
Children have valuable ideas and opinions. The Young Canadians’ Parliament is a growing movement of young people under 18 who are speaking up for their rights – and sharing their views with parliamentarians.
November 20 is National Child Day in Canada. It’s a time to promote children’s rights and to amplify the voices of young Canadians. Join the celebrations from coast to coast to coast!
Kids are in crisis. We’re calling for an emergency response.
One-third of children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood. This annual report tracks the top 10 threats to childhood and how Canadians can take action.
Children First Canada mobilized young people from across the country to establish the nation’s first Children’s Charter – a plan for children by children.
This landmark report launched a national movement to make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up. The Kids Are Not Alright warns Canadians that it’s #TimeToMeasureUp.