Dear Premier-To-Be: An Open Letter from the Youth of Ontario
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.
Paternal coverage, dollars and sense
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.
Building a better future for girls in Afghanistan
In Shahrak e Mahajereen, a mountainous village in Afghanistan’s central highlands, 28-year old Suraya is passionate about transforming the lives of illiterate girls and women.
The Importance of National Health and Fitness Day
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.
G7 Summit in Canada - Now is time to let adolescent girls speak-up
As part of Canada’s G7 Presidency, Finance and Development Ministers will gather May 30 -31 in Whistler, British Columbia, in the fourth and final meeting of the G7 governments taking place in advance of the Summit. Adolescent girls will be front and centre at the Finance and Development Ministers meeting, taking part in conversations with the Ministers and speaking up on issues that affect them.
One Youth Change Network: What Is It, What Can It Do?
The One Youth Change Network is a group that young people of all ages across Canada are welcome to join. In this community, everyone is sharing and building ideas for how we can make Canada a better place for children and youth.
An Open Letter to Ontario’s Premier-to-Be
UNICEF Canada asked Ontario youth what was important to them in this year’s provincial election. This is what Lena, 17, had to say: We – the next generation – want to be heard. I am writing to inform you of just one youth’s vision for this province.
2017: A look back at UNICEF’s biggest achievements in South Sudan and Bangladesh
In our line of work, it can often seem like no matter what we do, the world just keeps on spinning out of control. Children suffer. Children starve. Children are out of school. At UNICEF, we try our best to protect them. To feed them. To get them back in school. We make a lot of noise, and sometimes the world hears us, sometimes it doesn’t. But we carry on anyway. We have no other choice because the cries and pleas of children are too deafening to our ears.
Fighting for survival
Violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Kasaï region has caused massive displacement and prevented hundreds of thousands of families from planting crops. After months living in the bush in rudimentary conditions, thousands of children are suffering from severe acute malnutrition and need life-saving care. In response, UNICEF is supporting health centres to treat malnourished children.
Children in crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
In Kasai Province, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), 2.3 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian aid. More than 400,000 children suffer from severe malnutrition and are at risk of dying. These children have witnessed or are victims of extreme violence and thousands of them have been forced to join armed militia groups. Those who have managed to escape are now attempting to piece together some semblance of a normal life.