Is Canada Really a Great Place to Raise Kids?

"In a poll, most Canadians thought that we were a top-five country for kids. We’re far from being a leading country.

We have close to eight million children in Canada and too many are in jeopardy.”  Canadian children have high rates of mental illness, poverty and mortality. There are currently 1.2 million Canadian children living in low-income housing and 10.7 per cent of families with children under six say they experience food insecurity. Canada also has one of the highest infant mortality rates of OECD countries, and the leading cause of childhood deaths are preventable accidents and suicide. Read more about this national study at

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