UNICEF REPORT CARD 16 CANADIAN LAUNCH: What Kind of Childhood Will Canada Choose?

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As many children and youth across Canada head back to school, UNICEF will release a Report Card on how well Canada supports their well-being. Has Canada earned a grade you’d proudly put on your fridge?

For two decades, the UNICEF Report Card series has revealed the state of children and youth across high-income countries. In 2017, Canada ranked 25 th in the overall well-being of children and youth. UNICEF Report Card 16, to be released on September 3, provides the most recent, comparable assessment of the state of children and new insights about how Canada can “move the needle”. Join UNICEF Canada, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Dr. Michael Ungar and other leading minds, across generations, for a participatory dialogue about what it will take.

Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging @OneYouthCanada and @ChildHealthCan or using the hashtags #ReportCard16 and #SparkLive

For two decades, the UNICEF Report Card series has revealed the state of children and youth across high-income countries. In 2017, Canada ranked 25 th in the overall well-being of children and youth. UNICEF Report Card 16, to be released on September 3, provides the most recent, comparable assessment of the state of children and new insights about how Canada can “move the needle”. Join UNICEF Canada, Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Dr. Michael Ungar and other leading minds, across generations, for a participatory dialogue about what it will take.

Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging @OneYouthCanada and @ChildHealthCan or using the hashtags #ReportCard16 and #SparkLive

Speakers:
Anna Amy Ho
Kamar Edwards
Reeana Tazreean
Senator Rosemary Moodie
Dr. Kathy Georgiadis
Michael Ungar
Leila Sarangi
Dr. Cindy Blackstock
Dr. Kate Bezanson
Dr. Miles Corak

Minister Hussen photo.pngThe Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen is the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and the Member of Parliament for York South-Weston since 2015. Minister Hussen immigrated to Canada in 1993 and settled in Toronto. He is the first Canadian of Somali descent to be elected to the House of Commons and the first to hold a federal cabinet position. He holds a law degree from the University of Ottawa. 

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From co-leading an award-winning provincial project, social work, public speaking, consulting, and most recently commercial real estate, Anna Amy Ho has worked across non-profit, government and corporate industries. Currently, Anna is an Office Leasing Associate at the second largest global commercial real estate firm, JLL. Regarded as a skilled connector and trusted advisor, Anna is passionate about building resilience and helping others reach their full potential, through business and their personal lives. Anna has been a lifelong advocate and volunteer, and received the Attorney General’s Victim Services Award of Distinction and the Children's Rights Trailblazer Award.

KamarEdwardsPhoto.PNGKamar Edwards

Kamar Edwards is 18 years old, a UNICEF Canada Youth Advisor, student and passionate activist who has been involved with UNICEF since 2019, participating in a number of events, and contributing to an op-ed in the Toronto Star. He is a strong advocate for lowering the voting age, and raising awareness about discrimination in schools and communities. He is also passionate about music, and loves to perform.  

Reeana.jpgReeana Tazreean

Reeana Tazreean is 18 years old, a UNICEF Canada Youth Advisor and student, speaker, innovator and philanthropist. She believes in the importance of lifelong learning as well as self-growth. Her past volunteer work and research have investigated mental health challenges which lead her to cofound Rant and Relate; an organization that raises awareness and prevention of mental health-related issues. 

MOOD_IMG_SenatorMoodie-Senate Photo_2020-06-02.jpgSenator Rosemary Moodie

Senator Rosemary Moodie is an independent senator from Ontario who was appointed to the Senate of Canada in December, 2018. She is a recognized national and international health systems leader, a neonatologist and pediatrician who has been a strong advocate for women and girls and for quality health care access to the most vulnerable, underserved and marginalized populations. She has also served on numerous not-for-profit boards in health, education and social development.  In June, 2020, she introduced bill S-217, an Act to Create a Federal Commissioner for Children and Youth and since its introduction, she has worked tirelessly towards its adoption in the Senate. 

Kathy-Georgiades-NEW-e1522342716432-350x341.jpgDr. Kathy Georgiades

Kathy Georgiades is an Associate Professor at McMaster University and the Offord Centre for Child Studies and holds the Dan Offord Chair in Child Studies. Kathy’s program of research seeks to establish methods for monitoring child and youth mental health and access to care at both the population- and service levels. Her research maintains a particular focus on reducing social inequalities in child and youth mental health and the role that schools can play in these efforts.


Ungar-Headshot with Jacket.jpgMichael Ungar

Michael Ungar, Ph.D., is a Family Therapist and Professor of Social Work at Dalhousie University where he holds the Canada Research Chair in Child, Family and Community Resilience. Dr. Ungar has published over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters on the subject of resilience and is the author of 16 books for parents, educators, mental health professionals, and employers. These include his most recent work Change Your World: The Science of Resilience and the True Path to Success, a book for adults experiencing stress at work and at home, and I Still Love You: Nine Things Trouble Teens Need from their Parents. His blog, Nurturing Resilience, can be read on Psychology Today’s website.

leila headshot.PNGLeila Sarangi

Leila Sarangi is the Director of Social Action at Family Service Toronto and the National Coordinator of Campaign 2000. With over 20 years of front line, research and policy experience, Leila understands that the people experiencing the significant social and economic barriers are often the furthest away from decision making. Her professional experience demonstrates commitment to connecting lived reality with public policy, advocating with and engaging people in a meaningful way to inform policy and legislative changes.

L4BB4-27T9YNA_BlackstockC_10.jpgDr. Cindy Blackstock

Cindy Blackstock is a member of the Gitxsan First Nation, serves as the Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and is a professor in the School of Social Work at McGill University. Her interests are culturally based equity, First Nations child rights and systemic advocacy.

IMG_8576_Kate Bezanson.jpgDr. Kate Bezanson

Dr. Kate Bezanson is Associate Professor in the Department of Sociology, and Associate Dean of Social Sciences at Brock University.  Dr. Bezanson specializes and advises in the areas of social policy, gender, social reproduction/care, public law, political economy, and federalism.

mcorak_335x465.jpgDr. Miles Corak

Miles Corak is a professor of economics at the Stone Center on Socioeconomic Inequality, CUNY. His research focuses on social mobility, inequality, child poverty and children’s rights. Miles was a professor of economics at the University of Ottawa, a member of the senior management at Statistics Canada, a visiting researcher with the UNICEF Innocenti Research Centre and in 2017, the economist in residence with the Canadian federal government, advising on social policy reform and the country’s poverty reduction strategy.

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