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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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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: What Are They Facing?

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

Children often find few opportunities to move legally. Family reunification, humanitarian visas and refugee resettlement spots, and work or study visas are out of reach for most. Many families are also pulled apart by work visa only permitting the parent to migrate, leaving children behind. Part 3 of 6. Read more »

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Migrant and Refugee Children on the Move: A Series

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 19, 2018

A child is a child, no matter why they leave home, where they come from, where they are or how they got there. And every child deserves protection, care and all the support and services they need to thrive. Part 1 of 6. Read more »

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Dear Premier-To-Be: An Open Letter from the Youth of Ontario

Posted by: UNICEF Canada June 5, 2018

UNICEF Canada asked Ontario youth what was important to them in this year’s provincial election. This is what Aisling Gogan, 17, had to say: The Canadian government and our elected officials must recognize the importance of listening to youth. We have fresh ideas to be considered and the potential to make a positive impact. Read more »

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Paternal coverage, dollars and sense

Posted by: Scott Watson June 4, 2018

On this Father’s Day, let’s discuss the qualifying condition for celebrating Father’s Day, being a dad. More specifically, let’s discuss how we can do a better job at balancing caregiving in Canada. Dads, we have come a long way, but we can do more. And we can be better supported by insurance programs to help get us there. Read more »

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The Importance of National Health and Fitness Day

Posted by: Scott Watson May 29, 2018

One of Senator Nancy Greene Raine’s most notable legacies is certainly the passage of the National Health and Fitness Day Act that proclaims the first Saturday in June as national health and fitness day. This initiative aims to increase the awareness among Canadians of the significant benefits of physical activity. Read more »

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