While Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation in the world, we are ranked 17th out of 29 affluent nations for children's wellbeing - and we rank near the bottom when it comes to measuring child poverty and children's health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it. The Sandbox Project is pleased to collaborate with Children First Canada, and to welcome Children First as a new, strong and independent voice for children in this country.
On November 16th, in partnership with the Economic Club of Canada, Children First Canada presented a luncheon in Toronto to mark the release of a national Children First Canada study on the state of childhood in Canada. This work was done in partnership with the Angus Reid Institute and with the support of many partners, including The Sandbox Project. They surveyed adults as well as children to better understand the current challenges facing kids and to gauge public support for action. This report paints a startling picture of the harsh realities that our children face, and busts several myths about what it is like to grow up in Canada.
For more information, please visit the Children First Canada website.