WHAT IS THE CANADIAN INDEX OF CHILD AND YOUTH WELL-BEING?
A FRAMEWORK TO:
COMMUNICATE TO CANADIANS WHAT CANADA IS LIKE FOR KIDS FROM BIRTH TO AGE 18
TRACK PROGRESS FOR THEIR RIGHTS AND WELL-BEING
GUIDE ACTION TO ADDRESS THE GREATEST CHALLENGES
Together as Canada, we can foster a society where all children belong and are supported.
Harnoor, age 17
Where does canada stand?
- Only 55% of children in Canada report a high level of life satisfaction
- 27% report feeling sad or hopeless for long periods of time
- 1 in 3 reporting weekly symptoms linked to mental distress, including headaches and stomach aches
- 1 in 4 young people sometimes goes to bed or school hungry
- More than a third of young people experience discrimination
- 27% are often bullied and 28% get in fights
- 17% feel time pressure and a quarter say they are overwhelmed with school work
8 ways you can use the Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-being:
- Understand what life is like for children and youth in Canada.
- Share what stands out to you with your networks and include our tags: #OurBigSelfie and @OneYouthCanada
- Develop better data for and with children.
- Set bolder goals and benchmarks for community, regional and national progress for children.
- Advocate for children – influence decision-makers to make Canada among the best places to grow up.
- Design solutions - policies, investments, programs and practices that address our greatest challenges - and measure their impacts.
- Track progress toward commitments including the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.
- Do all of this with children and youth.
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