General Health Sector

The Good Food Machine gets growing in Canadian classrooms

New program for Canadian schools helps kids be healthier through fresh food

TORONTO, May 16, 2016 - LoyaltyOne announced today it is partnering with FoodShare Toronto and Global Teacher finalist Stephen Ritz of the educationally acclaimed Green Bronx Machine to launch the Good Food Machine, a new healthy food education program for children in Canadian communities. 

AboutKidsHealth: Trusted Answers from the Hospital for Sick Children

From the website:

Mission: To improve the health and wellbeing of children in Canada and around the world by making paediatric health care information available around the globe and in multiple languages via the Internet.”

What makes us different from other children’s health websites?

New UNICEF report: Canadian children at back of the pack among rich nations

Well-being of most vulnerable children at risk if widening gaps are not addressed

TORONTO, April 14, 2016 – A new report released today by UNICEF highlights the inequalities in child well-being in the world’s most affluent nations, including Canada. While progress in reducing child wellbeing gaps has been modest overall, Canada’s children are at the back of the pack, ranking in the bottom third when measured against other rich nations.

Canada Post Community Foundation for Children

Canada Post Community Foundation for Children

Deadline: April 11, 2016

From the website: 

The Foundation will fund projects that support three primary focus areas—community, education and health.

Funding will be allocated to projects that will generate maximum impact, creating lasting change for children and youth (up to the age of 21), in the following areas:

  • education programming to help children reach their full potential
  • programming supporting healthy children
  • building safe, kid-friendly communities
  • services for children and youth with special needs and their families
  • programs that promote the interest of children and youth
  • mental health programs for children and youth

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Helping Canadian communities help Syrian refugees

Caring for Kids New to Canada: a new resource for people who work with immigrant and refugee children, youth and families

The federal government has committed to bringing 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada over the coming weeks and months. Many of these will be children and youth, who will have a range of physical, emotional and mental health needs.

Caring for Kids New to Canada is a comprehensive resource for people who work with immigrant and refugee children, youth and families. Developed by the Canadian Paediatric Society with input from a range of experts and organizations, the site has evidence-based information on medical conditions, mental health, child development, and much more. It also has a range of tools, checklists and links to local resources.