The Kids Are Not Alright: The Urgent Need for a National Dialogue to Invest in the Wellbeing of Canada’s Children

This is a guest post submitted by Sara L. Austin, Founder and President/CEO of Children's First Canada.

Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation in the world, but Canadian kids aren’t reaping the benefits. We rank 17th globally for the wellbeing of children, and drop to 27th place for child health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it.

After Children First's initial 2016 launch on the EC platform in Toronto, we are proud to bring this important discussion to Ottawa. 

Moderator: André PicardPublic Health Reporter, The Globe and Mail


  • Sara L. Austin,Founder, President & CEO, Children First
  • Ashley Whiteman, Prime Minister's Youth Council Member, Government of Canada
  • The Honourable Landon Pearson O.C., Landon Pearson Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights, Carleton University
  • Alex Munter,President and Chief Executive Officer, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)
  • Ted Woodhead, Senior Vice President, Federal Government and Regulatory Affairs
  • TELUS Communications Company

Click here for more information and to register for this event

Member price: 

Individual seat: $89 +HST

Table (seats 10): $800 +HST

Regular price: 

Individual seat: $110 +HST

Table (seats 10): $990 +HST

- Lunch will be served -


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- Dietary restriction notes and meal requests must be submitted to 48 hours in advance of event.