Do you know a child who loves to create artwork?  

Children First Canada is looking for artwork from children and youth to support the Raising Canada 2021 report, which is the fourth in an annual series that tracks the top 10 threats to childhood. 

This year, we're taking a closer look at how the pandemic has affected children and youth. The COVID-19 pandemic has placed a disproportionate burden on young people. That's why we want Canadians and federal leaders to see their perspectives.

  • Children and youth are invited to share artwork that depicts how they have been affected by the pandemic or represents experiences related to the top 10 threats to childhood
  • A variety of creative expressions are welcome: drawings, paintings, photographs (as long as they are not of another person), digital art, collages, poems, song lyrics, and more!

The deadline to submit your artwork is July 21, 2021.

Don't miss your chance to participate! 

Theland Kicknosway
Theland's Journey 2021
Theland Kicknosway, a young First Nations activist who promotes Indigenous rights and culture, has embarked on his seventh annual run/bike for MMIWG2S (Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and Two-Spirit People). Theland is Potawatomi and Cree, and a member of the Wolf Clan. He is travelling across the Prairies and will eventually make his way back home to eastern Ontario. This year’s journey across parts of Turtle Island will help Theland to raise awareness about violence and injustice, improve the lives of Indigenous youth, and lead transformative change with impacts for generations to come.

Follow Theland on Instagram @the_landk for regular updates on his journey! 

If you would like to support Theland’s Journey 2021, visit his event page here or click the button below.

COVID-19 Vaccination Information for Youth
New COVID-19 website for Ontario youth
Are you looking for trusted vaccine information and resources? To help youth, parents and caregivers make informed decisions about vaccinations for those aged 12-17, the Children’s COVID-19 Vaccine Table has created This website is supported by the Children’s Health Coalition. Click the link below for more information.
Jonathan Wharton
Our team is growing
Please join us in welcoming Jonathan Wharton and Leigh Jasmine to the CFC team!

Jonathan Wharton is CFC's new Director of Operations. He is a senior leader with a broad range of experience across the energy and utilities, government, health care and high-tech industries. He enjoys creating an environment where people can do their best work, find fulfilment, and have fun in the process.  
Leigh Jasmine
Leigh Jasmine is joining CFC as our new Director of Development and Strategic Partnerships. She has built a successful career in the non-profit sector with more than 20 years of experience creating, growing, and managing partnerships and programs that drive significant revenue and create social impact. Leigh lives in Ontario with her husband, daughter and son.
Marathon runners
Calling all runners!
Are you looking for a challenge that will help support a good cause? Register for the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon or the Scotiabank Calgary Marathon – and join the Charity Challenge! When you participate in this program, 100% of the funds you raise go towards your chosen charity. This year, Children First Canada is registered as an official charity partner you can support. Together, we can make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up!©
Child swimming
Fun and safe summer activities for kids
Are your kids prone to getting bored during the summer months? Now's the time to get some extra ideas in your back pocket to keep kids engaged and active. Read our latest blog for eight summer activity ideas that the whole family can enjoy!
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