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Youth mental health crisis: the pandemic fallout
The pandemic has had a long-standing effect on mental health, from anxiety to loneliness. Though the pandemic has ended, the impact it has had continues in dealing with grief and anxiety. Read as our youth advocates share their personal experiences on Covid-19's impact on youth mental health.
On Pink Shirt Day, take a stand against bullying
On February 22, people across Canada will be donning pink shirts to recognize Pink Shirt Day, a national event dedicated to raising awareness about bullying.
Reimagining the future through the eyes of young people in Canada
This Canada Day, as we reflect on our country's past and reaffirm our commitment to supporting Indigenous peoples in pursuit for truth and reconciliation, we hear from young people on how they would reimagine Canada.
Why I Give: Maude Audet On Why UNICEF Matters To Her
Maude Audet is a singer-songwriter from Quebec who is crisscrossing the province to share her music and talent with audiences. Through her poetic, catchy and sensitive compositions, Maude awakens the senses and opens minds, and is quickly making her mark on the music scene.
Finally! A social policy “thermometer” to measure our kids’ wellbeing
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.
Closer To Home
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.
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.
New research: Happy Momma, Healthy Baby
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.
Dr. Jillian & Jamie Casap’s “On Our Street” introduces kids to poverty, and how to help
Poverty and even homelessness can be an invisible condition— it is not always seen, and even when it is, it is too often ignored.
On Pink Shirt Day, it’s not just about wearing pink
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.