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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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Côte d’Ivoire U-Reporter Jessica Shares Her Experience

Posted by: Guest Author October 19, 2018

For me, being a U-Reporter is a dream opportunity that assures that my opinion doesn’t stay locked away in a closet, but is heard and taken into account at all levels: political, economic, environmental, cultural, in sports, etc. It is also a commitment towards my community. Read more »

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Experiencing Bullying Gave Me Strength

Posted by: Kids Of Canada September 5, 2018

There have been several instances in my life where I have experienced some form of bullying. However, I have mostly experienced exclusive bullying from friend groups throughout my life. 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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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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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 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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Dear Premier-To-Be: An Open Letter from the Youth of Ontario

Posted by: Guest Author 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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