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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 3.9.22 Youth 12 to 17 years who reported being overweight and obese, by gender

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Food insecurity a heavy cost on Ontario’s health care system: study (The Globe and Mail)

Posted under In the News on 11/8/15

“A new study has found that people in Ontario who struggle to afford food cost the health-care system more – in some cases more than twice as much – than those who don’t, prompting one researcher to call for a guaranteed annual income to address the ‘crisis.’”

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