Press Releases

Publication date: 10/27/14
A new report released today by UNICEF puts a spotlight on how children in the world’s 41 most affluent nations fared during the Great Recession (2008-2011), including Canada. While living conditions deteriorating for millions of children in the richest countries, Canada’s statistics prove this didn’t have to happen.
Publication date: 10/27/14
On October 23, UNICEF Canada recognized the Calgary Fire Department for the 50 years of exceptional support they’ve provided for the National UNICEF Day campaign at the Calgary Fire Training Academy. National UNICEF day, celebrated on October 31, is one of Canada's longest-running youth fundraising activities. It engages children across the country to raise funds to improve the lives of their most vulnerable peers around the world.
Publication date: 10/23/14
Every day, a thousand or so children have been protected from disability during a 26-year global effort to eradicate polio. The worldwide campaign has immunised millions of previously-unreached children across the globe, UNICEF said on the eve of World Polio Day.
Publication date: 10/17/14
Thirty-five Ebola survivors are meeting this week in Kenema, one of the epicentres of the Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone, to share their experience of Ebola, learn how to deal with its psychological aftermath, and find ways to help infected community members.
Publication date: 10/17/14
Today UNICEF welcomed the Canadian government’s generous commitment of $8 million to address the education and protection needs of conflict-affected children in Iraq. This contribution to UNICEF’s work will support the No Lost Generation initiative by reaching as many as 200,000 Iraqi children.