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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.

On November 20, youth activists from across Canada gathered in Toronto and collaborated on a letter from the future.


Safia Ibrahim is a 37 year old Somali-born Canadian. When she was 1 years old, she contracted polio that rendered her unable to walk. For World Polio Day, Safia spoke with UNICEF Canada about the choice she never got to make but one that has impacted her entire life.

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It’s true – UNICEF is bringing a spooktacular tradition back to Canada for Halloween. Here’s the top 5 things you need to know about UNICEF Canada’s Halloween Heroes.

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Our president and CEO David Morley was in New York City recently for the annual United Nations General Assembly (UNGA). While on the plane back to Toronto, he crafted this letter, about the impact being at the UNGA had on him and the work that we do as UNICEF Canada.

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Foresight. I knew what the word meant; I am an English Literature major, after all. But I had never really thought of it in the context of the future of the world. That changed when I participated in UNICEF Canada’s Foresight Lab at the Women Deliver Conference.

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For the 30th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), UNICEF’s Executive Director Henrietta Fore has drafted an open letter to the world’s children – about why she’s worried, and hopeful, for the next generation.

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A poem by Karen R., 15

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What is the migrant crisis in Central America and what is UNICEF doing to help?

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UNICEF Canada is celebrating the Government of Canada’s commitment to supporting advancements in healthcare for women, newborns and children around the world, over the next 10 years.

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No two dads are the same. Which is why UNICEF Canada’s 2019 Father’s Day Gift Guide has something for every dad (or special man in your life!) So if you’re still in need of a great gift idea, check out our roundup of thoughtful gifts that give back.

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