We are launching our 2019 Raising Canada report in partnership with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary. The report paints an alarming picture of the challenges facing young Canadians and calls on federal leaders and all Canadians to be a part of the solution.
Children First Canada invites you to join us in our nation's capital to celebrate National Child Day!
This year National Child Day marks a special milestone: the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child! On the heels of a federal election, Canada will also have a new government in place, making it a timely occasion to discuss the urgent, unfinished business of children's rights in Canada.
What if kids could vote: Join us for a luncheon with Parliamentarians and young Canadians to discuss the upcoming federal election
Kids can't vote, but they have something to say about the key issues they want to see our leaders discussing in the upcoming federal election. Join Children First Canada for a special luncheon on Parliament Hill!
SAVE THE DATE - November 20th
Join us on National Child Day for a special event in Toronto with children, youth and adults from across the country.
Children and youth are invited to join in the full day Forum in Toronto. You will participate in workshops during the morning and afternoon, discussing issues that are most pressing for Canada’s children and youth. You will hear from inspirational speakers, and will be sharing your thoughts with adult allies during the lunch on what needs to change to make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up.
We are inviting children and youth (age 10-18) to complete the Expression of Interest form. Please note that completing the Expression of Interest does not guarantee attendance at the event. Because space is limited, CFC reserves the right to confirm final registration to ensure fair representation across diverse communities.
There is no cost for a youth to attend the forum. However, Children First Canada is not able to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for youth and chaperones.
Children and youth, CLICK HERE to fill out the google form. Please submit your EOI by October 20th.
Adult leaders from the business, government and not-for-profit sectors are invited to join the youth delegates over lunch. You will hear directly from these youth about what they have learned and what they need from adults to help them thrive. We invite adults to purchase a lunch ticket for $250. Your ticket price will cover attendance of one youth at the forum and your lunch.
Adults, PURCHASE YOUR LUNCH TICKET here.
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Join us for a special forum with children, youth and adults to discuss the urgent need to invest in Canada's children!
On Tuesday September 18, 2018, Children First Canada is hosting an exciting forum in Calgary that will bring together children and youth with leaders from the business community and charitable sector to discuss the urgent need to invest in children and youth.
We are launching the Raising Canada report in partnership with the O’Brien Institute for Public Health at the University of Calgary; the report paints an alarming picture of the challenges facing children and youth across the country, and points to the urgent need for action.
As a highly respected leader in our community, we would be honoured to have you participate in the Raising Canada Summit, and support the participation of children and youth to attend!
Your ticket price will cover your participation, and it also includes the sponsorship of one child or youth delegate who will be attending.
In the morning, children and youth will take part in a dynamic and engaging workshop to get immersed in the findings from the report. They will also learn about the Canadian Children’s Charter, an exciting new tool created by thousands of young Canadians from coast to coast to coast, calling on leaders in government, the private sector, and civil society, to take urgent action to improve the lives of our youngest citizens.
At lunch, you will have the chance to join the forum along with other respected leaders from the business community and the charitable sector. The youth will present what they’ve learned and engage with the adults in a dynamic discussion on what it will take to Raise Canada from its current rank as 25th place for child wellbeing, to become the best place in the world for kids to grow up!
Canada’s young people are not only leaders of the future, they are leaders today.
The Raising Canada Summit is an incredible opportunity for children and youth to use and enhance their leadership skills, and directly contribute to a vision and plan of action for all of Canada’s children. As a business leader, you will also gain valuable insights on the challenges facing young Canadians, and learn what your role is in helping us Raise Canada!
To nominate a child/youth delegate for the summit, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.