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UNICEF Canada honoured to be receiving the Canadian Association of Paediatric Health Centres’ Citizenship Award

2015-10-20

TORONTO, October 20, 2015—UNICEF Canada is honoured to be recognized with the Canadian Association of Paediatric Heath Centres’ (CAPHC) Citizenship Award for its commitment to the health and well-being of Canada’s children and youth.

The 2015 CAPHC Citizenship Award will be presented to UNICEF Canada’s President and CEO, David Morley, on October 20th at CAPHC’s Annual Awards Luncheon at the Quebec City Convention Centre.

“We work with policymakers and a range of institutions and organizations in Canada, as UNICEF does worldwide, to promote the best interests of children, informed by international standards and by the best evidence,” said David Morley, UNICEF Canada President and CEO. “We are proud to collaborate with partners like CAPHC to make concrete advances for children – in laws, services and other actions to help our children thrive.”

“It is a privilege for CAPHC to recognize UNICEF Canada for its long-standing commitment to advancing human rights of children through policy, dialogue and advocacy,” said Elaine Orrbine, President and CEO of CAPHC. “The work of UNICEF Canada has influenced governments and other organizations that develop policy, law and practice and has helped to place children at the centre of decisions and action.”

In Canada, UNICEF:  

  • Strives to establish children’s universal human rights as the principles and standards for the treatment of children to ensure every child has every opportunity to reach their fullest potential.
  • Engages with young people and a wide range of organizations and champions to change the dialogue about children and childhood.
  • Works to bring the issues and concerns of children in Canada and worldwide to the attention of governments and others who influence and develop policy, law and practice.
  • Shares practical information, tools, data and evidence with civil society organizations, government and the private sector to help them place children at the centre of decisions and action.
  • Sparks innovative approaches to advance the well-being of children by collaborating with a broad and diverse range of Canadians and taking a comprehensive view of children’s lives.

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UNICEF has saved more children's lives than any other humanitarian organization. We work tirelessly to help children and their families, doing whatever it takes to ensure children survive. We provide children with healthcare and immunization, clean water, nutrition and food security, education, emergency relief and more.

UNICEF is supported entirely by voluntary donations and helps children regardless of race, religion or politics. As part of the UN, we are active in over 190 countries - more than any other organization. Our determination and our reach are unparalleled. Because nowhere is too far to go to help a child survive. For more information about UNICEF, please visit www.unicef.ca.

For further information:

Stefanie Carmichael, Communications Specialist, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8866; Cell: (647) 500-4230, scarmichael@unicef.ca.
Tiffany Baggetta, Director, Communications and Brand, (416) 482-6552 ext. 8892; Cell: (647) 308-4806, tbaggetta@unicef.ca.