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YCP Member Speaks Up About Climate Change

Abigail Steeves is a 14-year-old climate justice activist based in Halifax, N.S. She is also a member of the Young Canadians’ Parliament – an initiative to amplify the voice of children and youth at the highest levels of government.


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!


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Statement on Racism Experienced by Black Children and Families

Every child has the right to a life free from discrimination of any form. While this right is enshrined in The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, we know that this is far from being a reality for black children and their families.

The team at Children First Canada stands in solidarity with you. We see you. We acknowledge your lived experience. We are committed to confronting systemic racism that prevents black children from achieving their full potential.