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Join us in Ottawa on Wednesday June 6th for a consultation on the draft Canadian Children's Charter. Child and youth delegates will be joined by adult allies from the charitable sector, government and the private sector. There will be an opportunity for online participation through videoconferencing and social media.
In partnership with Wisdom2Action
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Children First Canada was honoured to host the National Summit for the Canadian Children's Charter, in partnership with Wisdom2Action.
The National Summit took place in Ottawa on November 20-22, 2017, where children and youth met with leaders of children’s charities, corporations, government and the media. Together, they created the first draft of the Canadian Children’s Charter: a call to action to respect, protect and fulfill the rights of children.
The youth delegates had the opportunity to meet with Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, visit the Prime Minister's Office, meet with MPs and Senators, and present the draft Canadian Children's Charter at the National Press Gallery on Parliament Hill.
Please join us for a special breakfast event in support of Children First Canada
Hosted by Christie Henderson and Mary Jo Haddad
Canada’s 150th anniversary provides us with an opportunity reflect on progress made towards advancing the wellbeing of children, and to consider Alberta’s role in providing a strong public policy framework for our youngest citizens. As the only province in Canada to hold a Children’s Charter and Children First legislation, Alberta can play a leadership role to inspire all provinces and our federal government to act in the best interests of children. The provincial government’s most recent efforts on this front are commendable, including commitments to support children including the school nutrition pilot program and a $25/day child care program to support families.
After Children First's initial 2016 launch on the EC platform in Toronto, we are proud to bring this important discussion to Calgary. Join Sara L. Austin, Founder, President and CEO of Children First Canada alongside Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children's Services, and Bonnie Johnston, CEO at Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. This discussion will be moderated by Tara Nelson, Executive and Host of CTV Calgary 6pm News.
The kids are not alright: the urgent need for a national dialogue to invest in the wellbeing of Canada’s children
Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation in the world, but Canadian kids aren’t reaping the benefits. We rank 17th globally for the wellbeing of children, and drop to 27th place for child health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it.
After Children First's initial 2016 launch on the EC platform in Toronto, we are proud to bring this important discussion to Ottawa. Join Sara L. Austin, Founder and CEO of Children First Canada alongside a panel of industry experts with the Globe and Mail’s André Picard as moderator.