CHILD WELLBEING IN CANADA

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

PANELISTS

Dr. Amy

Metcalfe

Assistant Professor in the Community Health Sciences Department at the University of Calgary. One of the lead researchers for the Raising Canada report

Stephanie

Mitton

Representative, Children’s First Canada

Andrea

Auger

Reconciliation & Research Manager, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada

Kathy Vandergrift

Chair and President of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children

Pamela Lovelace

Project Manager with Wisdom2Action