U-REPORT in Canada
U-Report is a digital platform for youth that asks poll questions to get your perspectives on issues and decisions that affect you and other young people. It is an opportunity for you to be part of the change you want to see in Canada and speak out on issues that matter to you. U-Report is free, confidential, and open to anyone ages 13-24.
There are almost 5 million U-Reporters in more than 40 countries. Join the community!
How to join U-Report Canada:
- Connect through text message or Facebook Messenger:
Text: Send the word "Join" to 1-855-490-0099. All texts sent to U-Report are free!
Facebook: Like U-Report Canada on Facebook. Click Send Message, then click "Get Started" and wait for a response to register.
- You’ll then be asked 4 quick registration questions: preferred language, birth year, province/territory, and your gender. This helps us understand who our U-Reporters are.
- Once you’ve answered the registration questions, you’ll get a message confirming your registration.
- As a U-Reporter, you’ll be invited to complete polls about every two weeks. With each poll we’ll also share helpful resources and information, and results from previous polls.
Children and youth are the generation that is most affected by the social and economic impacts of the response to COVID-19, because it is taking a toll on all aspects of their lives at a critical time in their development. They will carry the impacts of this pandemic the longest. While young people are sometimes talked about during this crisis, they are rarely listened to. We checked in with U-Reporters to find out about how they're experiencing the pandemic, and take a more in-depth look at the issues young people are facing during the lockdown period.
How U-Reporters’ voices are influencing change
Your right to privacy is important to us. U-Report does not collect personally identifiable data. Your individual answers are confidential and only a summary of collected data is shared publicly. Registration information is not connected to or visible from the results that are shared back.
U-Report will never ask you for personal or identifying information, and you should never share personal or identifying information. This includes your full name, email, address, telephone number, school name, parents’ names, credit card number, or social security number.
For more information on privacy, click here.
To learn more about the journey of your data, click here.
Aligned with the Convention on the Rights of the Child
UNICEF Canada would like to extend our gratitude to our founding partner, The Students Commission of Canada, our Steering Committee members Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, Kids Help Phone, YMCA Canada, and to the RBC Foundation for their ongoing contributions and support aligned with RBC Future Launch.