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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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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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The 6th Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition

Posted by: UNICEF Canada February 6, 2018

The Youth World Cup Live Painting Competition is a global charity event hosted by Canada Youth Arts Development Foundation in support of UNICEF Canada. The event aims to raise awareness for vulnerable children, provide a platform to help and give them a better future and promote cultural and artistic exchange among children and youth globally. 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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The Foundation of Greater Montreal is giving children a voice

Posted by: UNICEF Canada November 17, 2017

Today, the Foundation of Greater Montreal is hosting a forum called Why is it important to give children a voice? to highlight the importance of listening to children, and to celebrate World Children's Day. Alli Truesdell, Youth Participation Lead at UNICEF Canada, will be presenting, highlighting the parallels between the priorities identified by young people in Montreal and the results from six workshops that UNICEF Canada conducted across the country. Read more »

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An Open Letter to Canada from Your Youth

Posted by: Kids Of Canada November 20, 2017

Dear Canada, we’re the future, correct? Well then, and perhaps this may come as a surprise to you, but your future’s well-being is far from what it needs to be. Canada, are you surprised? So are we. We’re surprised when we hear of another 17-year-old who has committed suicide because of the lack of funding for mental health services. Read more »

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Help us Imagine the Future for Canada’s Kids

Posted by: Guest Author October 10, 2017

UNICEF Canada is working to make Canada #1 in child well-being by 2030, and we need your help. Read more »

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Picky Eaters vs. Hungry Bellies

Posted by: June Findlay October 2, 2017

Many kids in Canada are picky eaters. Many more don't have the access to food to even be considered that. Read more »

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