Canada continues to fall behind as compared with other developed countries when it comes to child wellbeing. According to a recent national study, suicide is the second leading cause of death among children, child mental-health related hospitalization rates are increasing and approximately 1 in 5 Canadian children continue to live in poverty.
With Canada being ranked as the eighth-most prosperous nation in the world, there is a wide and worrying gap between the economic wellbeing of the nation and the wellbeing of children. In light of National Child’s Day on November 20th, we ask experts: what measures can be taken to improve and protect child wellbeing in Canada?
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
9:15am – 11:15am
Room 160-S, Centre Block
Assistant Professor in the Community Health Sciences Department at the University of Calgary. One of the lead researchers for the Raising Canada report
Representative, Children’s First Canada
Reconciliation & Research Manager, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada
Chair and President of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Project Manager with Wisdom2Action