News: UNICEF Canada supports call for federal Commissioner for Children and Youth

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URL: https://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/unicef-canada-supports-call-for-federal-commissioner-for-children-and-youth-823641970.html

"A Commissioner for Children and Youth is a key role in government to ensure that children are priority in decision-making. While Canada has seen some recent progress on reducing child poverty and giving children a better start in life, Canada's young people continue to experience more violence and have poorer health than children in many other rich countries. Children in Canada are falling behind in rates of bullying, suicide, homicide, food security and unhealthy weight. These threats exist across many communities, with First Nations, Métis and Inuit children more likely to bear these burdens."