CICH Launches Two New Modules on Early Childhood Development


CICH is pleased to announce that they, in partnership with the Canadian Council on Social Determinants of Health and the Public Health Agency of Canada, have developed two bilingual, user-friendly online resources on early childhood development and Indigenous childhood development. Both of which are now available online at and

The two online resources use graphs, charts, and diagrams to present indicators on the health and well-being of children (ages 0 - 5) in Canada in an easy to understand way. They provide almost 400 indicators from existing data on issues such as housing; food security and poverty; family violence; child care, school readiness and education; community safety; environmental risks; physical activity and screen time; and health and mental health outcomes.  Part of this resource is specific to Indigenous early child development, outlining over 85 indicators, all of which are based on an Indigenous framework.  These resources will be helpful to those working in research, practice, policy and working with children, or designing interventions to improve their health and well-being.

The resources also feature a series of expert vetted examples of intersectoral initiatives that show how data have been used to lead action on early childhood development.  A unique feature of the module is the Early Childhood Partnership Tool. This tool provides a customized summary of data, information, and resources related to key issues and challenges facing young children and their families. This tool can guide teachers, parents, researchers, businesses, and other key stakeholders towards partnerships to reduce health inequalities and improve the lives of young children and their families in Canada.

Both modules are now available online: