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 What youth can bring to the global development table

What youth can bring to the global development table

At UNICEF Canada, we believe that teenagers have the ideas and energy we need to change the world for the better. It’s for this reason that the UN celebrates International Youth Day on August 12 every year: as an opportunity to recognize the positive contributions that youth make to our societies. Read More >

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A rose from the concrete: My reflections on National Aboriginal Day

To honour National Aboriginal Day, UNICEF Canada invited an Aboriginal youth to share his thoughts on what Aboriginal identity and reconciliation mean to him. Read More >

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  • Advocacy
Geographic Regions: North America
National Child and Youth Mental Health Day

National Child and Youth Mental Health Day

Mental health awareness is on the rise. People across Canada are beginning to understand just how serious mental health concerns and associated stigma can be. Yet few people understand the depth or breadth of the mental health concerns of children and youth. Read More >

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  • Advocacy

UNICEF and RBC partner to tackle inequalities facing children and youth

On April 18, at a special event in Toronto, UNICEF Canada and RBC were joined by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Minster of Health Kamal Khera and youth from the Students Commission of Canada to talk about the inequalities faced by Canadian children and youth and what we can do to make this country the best place to grow up. A conversation that truly extends to every Canadian. Read More >

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  • Advocacy
Geographic Regions: North America

In Canada, do all children have a fair chance in life?

UNICEF’s newest report Fairness for Children (or Report Card 13) examines the levels of inequality in child well-being in rich countries. Perhaps surprisingly for some, the report shows that Canada is one of the more unequal societies for children and youth, coming in 26th place in a ranking of 35 affluent nations. Our country is at the “back of the pack” when it comes to child well-being. Read More >

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Geographic Regions: North America

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