Canada is one of the best countries in the world in which to grow up.
Kids who live in Canada have won the lottery.
Canada takes good care of our youth.
These are great statements and most people believe them, but sadly they are not always true.
In a current report prepared for Children First Canada by the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, there are deeply worrisome trends that require immediate action.
While Canada is the 8th most prosperous country in the world, we are ranked 25th out of 41 affluent nations for our children’s well being according to UNICEF, and we drop to the bottom ranks for key measures on children’s health and safety as well as child poverty.
RAISING CANADA is more than a phrase. It is about ensuring that we invest in our children right now. Today, there are nearly eight million kids in Canada and they each deserve better.
Join us for another great Rotary meeting and speaker. Thursday at Noon – The Business Lunch is back!