The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare recently released their final report after conducting a year of studies and interviews. The report found that approximately 20 per cent of Canadians have inadequate drug coverage or no coverage at all and must pay out of pocket. A recent study found almost MORE
Statistics Canada recently launched their Statistic on Indigenous Peoples webpage that hosts data on a variety of topics including Indigenous children, crime and victimization, and income and spending. Each topic holds dozens of research articles and reports on the breadth of research within that topic.
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The UNICEF report — Are the world’s richest countries family-friendly? Policy in the OECD and EU — ranks countries based on their national policies, including the duration and pay of parental leave and access to child care for children from birth to 6 years old. Canada ranks 19th in paid MORE
The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) recently released their third fact sheet and background paper in a series of tools aimed at promoting a more robust review of how we are doing in Canada with regard to children’s rights. The first fact sheet focused on child welfare; MORE
Plan International Canada and the Canadian Teachers’ Federation recently released the first-ever Youth-Led Roadmap for Gender Equality in Canada. Throughout the process in creating this document, diverse youth across Canada started a conversation about gender equality with more than 300 youth in Canada about the pathways we can take to MORE
Children’s Rights in Canada are under review by the United Nations and the federal government’s official 5th-6th report on our compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was filed in February 2019. Government’s report is inadequate and does not meaningfully address the UN’s 2012 recommendations to the Canadian MORE
Maytree is an organization committed to advancing systemic solutions to poverty and strengthening civic communities. They recently released a report that examines why youth in and from care in Ontario face systemic and multi-faceted barriers in getting a quality education, and makes recommendations on how to improve the situation. Three of their MORE
In 2018, the Government of Canada launched a national conversation with youth. More than 5,000 young Canadians discussed the issues that affect their lives, the types of supports they need to succeed, and the ways they wish to be engaged. They identified six priority areas: Leadership and Impact; Health and MORE
Last week, Oxfam Canada launched their newest report, Who Cares? Why Canada Needs a Public Child Care System. Child care is one of the most feminized job sectors in Canada and early childhood educators are some of the most undervalued workers, resulting in low retention rates, low levels of job MORE
Parachute Safe Kids Week is an annual campaign to raise public awareness of child safety issues in Canada, encouraging community involvement as part of the solution. This year, Safe Kids Week runs June 3 to 9, and is focused on preventing harm from children’s falls in the home and at MORE
The World Health Organization’s new guidelines outline that children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy. The recommendations include specific guidelines of physical activity for infants MORE
Yellowknives Dene First Nation youth in the Canadian Northwest Territories participated in the ‘On-the-Land Health Leadership Camp,” where they used a strength- and community-based participatory approach through an Indigenous research lens to collect stories from youth through sharing circles, PhotoVoice, mural art, and surveys. The youth found that the emerging MORE
New research compares early childhood health and well-being on a number of important measures in the UK to similar countries, including Canada. Measures include poverty, injuries and poisoning, congenital anomalies, infant mortality, childhood cancer rates, immunizations rates, obesity, life expectancy and more. Click here to read the full report.
Children are least responsible for climate change, but will bear the brunt of impacts. Because they have no vote in federal and provincial elections that determine climate policy, on this issue, children constitute a minority that the federal government is obliged to protect within the Canadian constitution. The Canadian Coalition MORE