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The Health of Canada's Children and Youth

The CICH Profile evaluates and summarizes data on the health and well-being of Canadian children and youth through graphs, tables and commentaries covering a broad range of health indicators.

The Canadian Institute of Child Health

The Canadian Institute of Child Health (CICH) is a national non-profit organization, founded in 1977 to promote the health and well-being of all children and youth in Canada. CICH has published three hard copy editions of The Profile and is the lead coordinating organization of this on-line version.

Featured Data 3.5.11 Infant death rates

What's New

New module launched! The Health Profile on Immigrant and Refugee Children and Youth in Canada

Posted under Resources and Publications on 19/5/15

Canadian children and youth are culturally and linguistically diverse, bringing many different strengths, attributes and needs to their communities. Overall, children and youth who are recent immigrants fare well in Canada in terms of health status. However, the overall population of immigrant and refugee children and youth is not homogeneous - and certain groups of immigrant children and youth fare better than others.

View the module to learn more about this important segment of the Canadian population.

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CICH gratefully acknowledges the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for supporting the development of the Profile web portal.

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