A new report outlines the main threats to children's health and safety.
Canada consistently ranks poorly against other developed countries, when comparing child health statistics.
When children understand that they can be active participants, empowered to improve situations for others, it builds self confidence and resilience.
Despite some earnest progress, workers, including children, are still being exploited. Big factories that supply major brands are better regulated, but many of the smaller operations -- just one link down in the supply chain -- are still engaging children in some of the worst forms of child labour.
We are presented opportunities everyday to make a difference in the lives of those around us, near or far, through our actions, time, or money. Whether we embrace that opportunity is up to us and, evidently, even the smallest of gestures or actions can veritably snowball into lasting results.
Canada is fortunate to not have an economic growth problem. But it does have a wealth distribution problem. Compared to other wealthy but more equal countries like Finland or oil-rich Norway, it spends a lot to manage the impacts of inequality while doing little to prevent it.
Listening to John speak and thoughtfully answering questions, you really did get a sense that he is just a regular guy who comes from humble beginnings, who at some point in his life decided that he wanted to make a positive difference. I for one am more then willing to give him that chance.
Child poverty should make us all ashamed. Every single day that it continues to be a stark reality in this country should make each of us stop, think and be moved to action.
"It’s about real girls with hopes and dreams being denied the fair chance of a future."
I may have never been to South America, but in many ways my whole life has been spent hopping from one place to another. With all that in mind, and the research I did on Bolivia, I landed in Cochabamba on September 28, 2015, fully expecting to fall in love with the people and culture. What I didn't expect was to fall in love with a man -- but that's just what happened.