Children and Youth in Care: Writing Their Own Life Stories
Children in care often face additional barriers during their journey of growth and development, and it’s important to recognize when they successfully overcome those challenges - on Children and Youth in Care Day and every day.
Helping child soldiers lay down their guns for good
On the International Day Against the Use of Child Soldiers, we're using our voice to protect the children recruited and used by armed groups as conflicts around the world become more brutal, intense and widespread.
Haiti: Land of Dreams
You can still see the scars of the Haiti earthquake, but the country is rebounding. The foundations are being laid for a more hopeful future - through education.
Fighting Ebola in West Africa
In this photo essay, see how UNICEF is working to contain the deadly Ebola outbreak in Liberia, West Africa.
Shining a light on child labour
On World Day Against Child Labour, discover what is being done to help bring 168 million children out of darkness.
World Water Day: 5 Facts
March 22 is World Water Day. This is a day to acknowledge water as a basic human right and life-saving necessity. While the global target set in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) for safe drinking water was met in 2010, we cannot rest until every child enjoys their right to water and sanitation.
230 million children are invisible without birth registration
Every child has the right to be registered at birth without discrimination. According to UNICEF’s new report released Dec. 11, Every Child’s Birth Right: Inequities and Trends in Birth Registration, nearly 230 million children under five have never been registered. That means that one-third of all children under five in the world do not officially exist — they are invisible.
The little orange Halloween box that stopped a war
Remember those little pumpkin-coloured, cardboard UNICEF boxes the kids would carry while trick-or-treating on Halloween? They always made UNICEF top-of-mind with Canadians at this time of year. These days, we encourage Canadians to continue their UNICEF support through Survival Gifts that protect the health and safety of children all over the world.
Nigel Fisher named an Officer of the Order of Canada
On June 28 2013, his Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, announced 74 new appointments to the Order of Canada. Among the appointees, UNICEF Canada is proud to see Nigel Fisher named an Officer of the Order of Canada for his leadership in humanitarian assistance efforts and for improving the lives of children and families around the world.
Prevention, not tougher punishment key to ending cyber bullying
Cyberbullying is claiming more victims, but what can we do to stop it? Can tougher punishments help? Laws alone aren't enough.