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American Academy of Pediatrics links global warming to the health of children

Posted under In the News Resources and Publications on 6/11/15

“Climate change poses a threat to human health and safety, but children are uniquely vulnerable. Failure to take prompt, substantive action would be an act of injustice to all children.”

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Some of the saltiest kids’ meals are found in Canada: study (CTV News)

Posted under In the News on 20/8/15

“Canadian children are consuming worryingly high amounts of salt in the kids’ meals at fast food chains, a new study finds. And yet, kids elsewhere in the world often take in much less salt eating the very same meal items.”

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Article: Let’s look at the link between health and prosperity (Alex Munter)

Posted under In the News on 20/8/15

“A new Ipsos poll spotlights healthcare for the first time in this federal election campaign. Almost three out of four voters said that “addressing the problems facing Canada’s health system” is a crucial issue, second only to the economy.”

“Children’s health just might help us to balance the equation between economic success on the one hand, and health system reform on the other.”

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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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Seizing Opportunities to Reduce Child and Family Poverty (Campaign 2000)

Posted under In the News on 6/5/15

Here is Campaign 2000’s response to the Federal Child Benefit Proposals

“Campaign 2000: End Child and Family Poverty in Canada, a national coalition of more than 120 diverse organizations, is pleased to see that progressive policy proposals for families are back on the national agenda with several new federal-level policies aimed at low, modest and middle-income income families. Both the Liberals and the NDP have vowed to reverse the Conservatives’ income-splitting proposal and the proposed enhancement of the maximum annual contribution to the Tax Free Savings Account, approaches that favour affluent families and do nothing for low and modest-income families who struggle to put healthy food on the table and pay the rent…”

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Just Kids: How lack of affordable, accessible child care hurts the economy (Global News)

Posted under In the News on 4/3/15

“Across Canada and across the income spectrum, these families feel kneecapped by the cost of child care and lack of spaces. It’s keeping parents out of the workforce, in poverty or preventing them from saving money and planning for the future.”

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Autism, even in siblings, has different genetic causes: Canadian study (Global News)

Posted under In the News on 13/2/15

New research conducted in Canada has shown that even for children in the same family, different genetic mutations can cause autism, again confirming the complexity of the condition.

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Canada is 17th in children’s health. We can do better - Article from The Globe and Mail

Posted under In the News on 7/1/15

“Something is amiss in Canada. A 2014 UNICEF report compared the health and development of children in Canada with 28 other wealthy nations. In spite of being a G8 country, Canada’s children rank 17th, a status that has not budged in the last 10 years. When measuring the quality of children’s relationships with their parents, Canada came in 25th.”

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Steps on mental health help for youth surveyed by StatsCan (CBC News)

Posted under In the News on 18/12/14

“More than one in 10 young Canadians say they consulted professionals for mental health problems in 2012 and about a quarter sought informal support, Statistics Canada says.”

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CTV News: Self-harm cases among Canadian girls up 110%: CIHI report

Posted under In the News on 3/12/14

“There has been a major increase in the rate of intentional self-harm-related hospitalizations among Canadian girls in the past five years, according to a new report.”
The Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI) found a notable difference between the rate of self-harm-related hospitalizations for girls and boys. While the rate for girls jumped from 78 to 164 per 100,000 girls—an increase of 110 per cent—the rate for boys increased by 35 per cent, from 23 to 32 per 100,000.”

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