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Finally! A social policy “thermometer” to measure our kids’ wellbeing

Posted by: Guest Author November 26, 2018

When your baby has a fever, you reach for a thermometer. The Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-being is designed to function like a social policy “thermometer" - to measure and communicate how well Canadian children and youth are actually doing, as opposed to how well we think they are doing. Read more »

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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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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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New research: Happy Momma, Healthy Baby

Posted by: Scott Watson April 11, 2018

Research from AllerGen was just released that looks at the relationship between a mom’s stress and a baby’s immune health. The research found that when mothers experienced distress, both during and after pregnancy, their infants were three times as likely to have reduced immune function (lower levels of an important immune antibody in the infant’s gut). The research also found that breastfeeding can help protect babies from the effects of maternal stress on their immune system. Read more »

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Dr. Jillian & Jamie Casap’s “On Our Street” introduces kids to poverty, and how to help

Posted by: UNICEF Canada March 1, 2018

Poverty and even homelessness can be an invisible condition— it is not always seen, and even when it is, it is too often ignored. Read more »

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On Pink Shirt Day, it’s not just about wearing pink

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 26, 2018

Canadian children and youth face a myriad of complex and inter-related environmental factors that shape their opportunities and outcomes. One of the factors that unnecessarily limits their health and educational success is bullying. Pink Shirt Day is a day to spread awareness and practice kindness. Read more »

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Kids of Canada: UNICEF Canada wants to hear from you

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 15, 2018

Are you a young person living in Canada? One Youth is looking for children and young people to share their personal story, good or bad, on growing up in Canada and how it has affected their life. Read more »

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Meet Canadians who are helping to build a better world

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 5, 2018

From February 4-10, Canada celebrates International Development Week. It’s our chance to recognize Canadians who are helping to make the world a better place. UNICEF has hundreds of Canadians working to protect and promote the rights of vulnerable children. Meet just a few of them! Read more »

Mental health top concern for Canada’s youth

Posted by: UNICEF Canada January 30, 2018

On a day when the country will be uniting in support of Canadians suffering from mental health challenges, it is important to acknowledge that Canada’s youth are not immune to the problem. Read more »

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Dear Parents: This is why we’re always online

Posted by: Kids Of Canada December 11, 2017

I am here to tell you about a generation that lives on this wonderful thing that we like to call “The Internet”. Read more »

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