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Geographic Region : North America

North America is one of the geographical regions where UNICEF is currently running programs for children in need. On this page, you will find more information on UNICEF’s work.

Closer To Home

Posted by: Kids Of Canada August 10, 2018

It's easy to think that homelessness isn't a problem in Canada, a "first-world" country. However, it's much closer to home than we think. It's our responsibility to be aware of that and help break down the stigma that surrounds homelessness to increase access to resources for the less fortunate. Read more »

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Discovering and Defining Indigenous Identity

Posted by: Kids Of Canada August 9, 2018

That’s when I realized, Indigenous people (whether raised in our cultures or not) have feelings of inadequacy due to colonization, and these feelings need to be addressed so we can combat them. Read more »

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The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative: Step by Step, Day by Day… That’s (Still) the Baby-Friendly Way

Posted by: Guest Author July 31, 2018

The Baby-Friendly Hospital Initiative has the power to create systems change, inform professional practice and enrich personal values and ethics and strengthen commitment to improve women’s and children’s health and the well being of families. It enables mothers to achieve their personal goals regarding infant feeding. Read more »

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Just Snap Out Of It - Aisha's Story

Posted by: Kids Of Canada July 25, 2018

There is such stigma around mental health, so much that some parents even say “I’d rather have my kids going through leukemia than going through clinical depression.” Acknowledging firstly that mental health exists, as well as knowing it is as important as our physical health, if not more, is the first step towards raising awareness against such stigma. Read more »

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Just Snap Out Of It - Sal's Story

Posted by: Kids Of Canada July 24, 2018

There is such stigma around mental health, so much that some parents even say “I’d rather have my kids going through leukemia than going through clinical depression”. Acknowledging firstly that mental health exists, as well as knowing it is as important as our physical health, if not more, is the first step towards raising awareness against such stigma. Read more »

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The State of Children’s Mental Health & What We Can Do

Posted by: Guest Author June 29, 2018

It was Mahatma Gandhi who said, “A nation’s greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members”. With that in mind, we must remember that children are some of the most vulnerable members of society and it is our duty to take responsibility and ensure the well-being of Canadian children. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Child is a Child

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Migration is not inherently dangerous for children – it’s the lack of legal opportunities that makes it risky. As things stand, many children find few opportunities to move legally. Family reunification is often tied to certain residency and income requirements and limited to the nuclear family, excluding extended family members whom children often depend on for care. Part 6 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Keeping Families Together

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Separation from family leaves children more vulnerable to exploitation and abuse not to mention the damaging psychological impact of the separation. Part 5 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: Detainment and Detention

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Rarely are children detained to protect them from imminent danger. Often it is a matter of administrative convenience or lack of adequate facilities. Usually children are detained upon arrival, for registration and identification purposes, or prior to being deported; they often remain in detention for extended periods of time. Part 4 of 6. Read more »

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