The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted childhood in Canada in unprecedented ways.
- Most children in Canada are in lockdown, curtailing their rights to health, education, safety, play, material security and many more
- Read our rapid impact assessment of pandemic mitigation measures in Canada and access guidelines to help ensure they soften the impacts on children
- Share our message to thank children and youth for their sacrifices to help everyone
The impact of the Coronavirus will have a long tail for Canada’s children and youth.
- Hear from young people in their own words on our Kids of Canada blog
- We’re asking young people in Canada about their experience of the pandemic through our U-Report polling platform to share their coping strategies and inform Canadians
Governments and service providers need to adapt creatively to ensuring children’s rights and well-being while keeping everyone safe.
- We’re working with governments at all levels to put children’s rights on the agenda, from crisis to recovery
- One Youth has contributed to guidelines for service providers on how to maintain connections for children and youth during the pandemic
- UNICEF has the latest research insights to uncover the implications for childhood
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Canada currently ranks 25th out of 41 rich nations in child and youth well-being. We have to do better. Join UNICEF Canada’s One Youth, and an amazing group of Canadian celebrities working to make Canada the best place in the world to grow up in.
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