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One Youth is powered by and with children and youth at the core. We work with partners who are champions, sponsors, investors, experts and drivers of this movement alongside us. We are collaborating with diverse communities across the country through partnerships with:

  • Child and youth organizations
  • First Nations, Inuit and Métis organizations, communities and people
  • Governments at all levels
  • Key influencers
  • Decision makers and leaders
  • The child and youth-serving sector
  • The private sector
  • Researchers
  • Philanthropic organizations
  • Unusual suspects

One Youth Partners

UNICEF Canada is grateful for our founding partners:

Founding philanthropic investors:

The Lawson Foundation

Lyle S. Hallman Foundation 

Founding corporate investor:

Intact Financial Corporation 

One Youth Collaborators

UNICEF Canada collaborates with a wide range of organizations to advance the well-being of Canadian children and youth. They include: 

  • Atkinson Centre OISE/UofT
  • Campaign 2000
  • Canadian Association of Pediatric Health Centres
  • Canadian Bar Association Children’s Law Committee
  • Canadian Child and Youth Health Coalition
  • Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
  • Canadian Institute for Child Health
  • Canadian Pediatric Society
  • Carrefour Action Municipale et Famille
  • Child Rights Academic Network
  • Child Welfare League of Canada
  • Child and Youth Advocate Offices
  • Children and Youth Planning Table of Waterloo Region
  • Coalition for Healthy School Food
  • Discovery Investors 
  • FH Studios
  • First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
  • Fondation Grand Montreal
  • International Institute for Child Rights and Development
  • International Society of Child Indicators
  • Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights
  • McCann Worldgroup Canada
  • National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health
  • Observatoire des tout-petits
  • Ontario Trillium Foundation 
  • Overlap Associates
  • People for Education
  • PREVNet
  • Stop Marketing to Kids Coalition
  • Students Commission of Canada
  • The Sandbox Project
  • University of Ottawa 
  • University of Waterloo 
  • University of Victoria
  • Worldvuze 

We could go on…

Canadian Child and Youth Well-being Index Advisory Reference Group

The Advisory Reference Group is a multidisciplinary group of more than 70 experts from across Canada. They work in various child- and youth-focused sectors, including government, academia, private and non-governmental organizations and in communities. Through many different forms of engagement, advisors bring divergent perspectives to the process of building the Index.

Discovery Investors

UNICEF Canada is grateful for the following discovery partners that invested in us during our two-year cross national research and development phase to gain a deeper understanding about what people across the country want for children and youth and how they describe their well-being, explore why Canada lags behind many peer nations and lay the foundation for what is now One Youth. 

  • The Lawson Foundation
  • The Lyle S. Hallman Foundation
  • Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation
  • Overlap Associates 
  • RBC 

Evolution of One Youth

We are grateful for Canadian organizations and individuals who dove deeper during the discovery and research phase of exploring the concept of a Children’s Observatory. 

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