Children's Charter Will Create A National Vision For Canada's Kids

Today, there are six million kids in Canada. While many of them are doing just fine, far too many of them are struggling. Canadians like to think of our country as being one of the best places in the world to raise a child, yet that simply isn't true. In a poll conducted by Children First Canada and the Angus Reid Institute, the majority of Canadians ranked this as being a top five or top 10 country for the wellbeing of children, when in fact we rank in 25th place out of 41 nations according to UNICEF's global index.

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Media Advisory: Children First Canada Calls on Government to Establish Commissioner for Children and Youth

Media Advisory: Children First Canada Calls on Government to Establish Commissioner for Children and Youth

Media Advisory:

TORONTO, February 23, 2017 – A new non-profit, Children First Canada, is urging the federal government to appoint a Commissioner for Children and Youth to help drive measurable change on critical issues, including children’s health and safety, and reducing child poverty in Canada

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Children First Canada Founder Sara Austin Recognized by WXN as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for Third Straight Year

Children First Canada Founder Sara Austin Recognized by WXN as one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women for Third Straight Year

Children First Canada founder Sara L. Austin has been recognized as a 2016 Women’s Executive Network (WXN) Top 100 award winner for the third year in a row. The Top 100 Award recognizes women who have made strong contributions to their organizations, their fields of endeavour and their communities.

Sara was chosen as a winner of the KPMG Professionals Award for her accomplishments as a passionate champion for women and children, and as an established senior leader with nearly 20 years of experience in the non-profit/charitable sector.

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Children First Canada: New National, Non-Profit Organization Launches to Advocate for Canada's Children

Children First Canada: New National, Non-Profit Organization Launches to Advocate for Canada's Children

Children First Canada launches with Lisa LaFlamme, Chief Anchor, CTV National News; Katie Taylor, Chair, RBC and Sick Kids Foundation; Hannah Alper, youth Ambassador, Children First Canada; Sara Austin, Founder, Children First Canada; Sam Yacob, youth ambassador, Children First Canada; Rhiannon Traill, President, Economic Club of Canada

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The kids are not alright

The kids are not alright

Hailey Eisen, Women of Influence

Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation, so why is it ranked 17th for children’s wellbeing and 27th for child health and safety? A group of influencers are teaming up through a new non-profit, Children First Canada, not just to answer that question, but to mobilize Canadians to improve the lives of children.

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