Children First Canada

We are a national non-profit organization with a bold ambitious vision: together we can make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up! Please join us in giving every child in Canada the chance to achieve their full potential.

Organizer: Sara Austin

Type Of Group: Other Community Benefits




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The Group's Purpose

Canadians are living under a misconception: That the kids are alright.

Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation, but there is a huge disconnect between our high level of prosperity and the wellbeing of Canada’s children.

The truth: The kids are not alright. Canada is ranked 21st out of 41 affluent nations for child wellbeing, according to UNICEF.

There are many good efforts to affect change, but they are not succeeding well enough or fast enough. Children First Canada wants to change that. We can and must do better.

Children First Canada is a small but mighty group of Canadians from across the county, united by a singular mission: to make the cause of Canada’s children a powerful force for change.

We are passionate about the need for change at a national level. We are committed to be bold and brave in all we do.

We are building a Canadian movement to care for, protect and empower children.

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How to Help

Your gift will go towards programs to improve the lives of all of Canada's children.

By investing in kids, you are giving the gift of empowerment. Programs including training and mentoring for children and youth to be agents of change within their communities and at the national level; awareness raising and mobilizing Canadians to take action; research to better understand the issues that affect their lives; and influencing the government to develop evidence based policies that improve the lives of kids.

Your gift today will be matched dollar for dollar, so it will have double the impact!

If you are making the donation in honour of a loved one, please contact us and we will provide you with a personalized card that you can share: info@childrenfirstcanada.com

About the Organizers

Children First Canada is led by our Founder and Lead Director, Sara Austin. Sara is a passionate champion for children with 20 years of senior leadership experience in the non-profit/charitable sector. As an expert in international human rights law, she has helped change the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children through her leadership of global advocacy movements, by shaping major public policy efforts, and by launching philanthropic campaigns. She has received numerous accolades for her work, including the prestigious Top 25 Women of Influence and Top 100 Most Powerful Women.

The organization is also supported by a Board of Directors and Council of Champions, composed of a diverse group of experts from across the country.

To learn more about our team, go to: http://www.childrenfirstcanada.com/team