According to a new report from Children First Canada, one in three children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood, one in five children lives in poverty and sometimes goes to bed or school on an empty stomach, and one in three Canadians have experienced some form of abuse before their 15th birthday. Suicide is named as the leading cause of death among children aged 10 to 14.
In recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic has made these harsh realities even worse. Children and their families are now facing unprecedented challenges. The Raising Canada 2020 report raises awareness to the top 10 threats facing children in Canada today and the effects of COVID-19.
Click here to download the Raising Canada 2020 report. For more information about Children First Canada, visit their website.