News Topics: Child Health


A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada Report

The Vanier Institute recently released A Snapshot of Families and Food in Canada, which explores the evolving relationships between families and food in Canada, including research and statistics about family meals, eating patterns, nutrition, food security and more. Some of the highlights from the report include: More than 6 in 10 MORE


Early Intervention Vision Services

Vision Loss Rehabilitation British Columbia​ serves people of all ages and all types of vision loss – from low vision to total blindness – on referral from ophthalmologists, optometrists and other health care professionals. They now provide Early Intervention Vision Services to support children who are blind or have partial MORE

Campaigns and Issues

UNICEF Index ‘Where We Stand: The Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-Being’

UNICEF Canada recently launched the Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-Being. This is a framework to communicate to Canadians what Canada is like for kids from birth to age 18, track progress for their rights and well-being, and guide action to address the greatest challenges. Canada’s middle position among its MORE


Study on Association between Moving Home/School Frequently and the Early Childhood Formal Educational Achievement

A recent UK study researched the association between moving home and moving school frequently and the early childhood formal educational achievement. The study found that children who moved home frequently were more likely not to achieve in formal assessments compared with children not moving. Therefore, the report recommends that children experiencing MORE


Breastfeeding Wellness Teachings from FNHA

The First Nations Health Authority released a breastfeeding wellness teachings resource. It outlines the importance of supporting breastfeeding for mothers and babies alongside the acronym of ‘wellness.’ It ends with listing 4 key message for this resource: Breast Feeding: Reclaiming our Tradition; Wellness is Breastfeeding; It takes a community to raise MORE