Children’s Healthcare Canada Knowledge Exchange Network (KEN)
May 14 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Inspiring Healthy Futures
Even before the pandemic hit, Canada’s kids were not alright. In the most recent UNICEF report card, Canada ranked 30 out of 38 wealthy, industrialized countries based on a diverse and fundamental set of indicators for child health and wellbeing. The COVID-19 pandemic era intensified pre-existing inequities in access to education, healthcare, safe environments, income and other basics of life, as well as amplifying and surfacing the impact of racial and other structural inequities on health and wellbeing.
Seeing this, four organizations came together – the CIHR Institute of Human Development, Child and Youth Health (IHDCYH), Children’s Healthcare Canada (CHC), UNICEF Canada and the Pediatric Chairs of Canada – to launch a wide-ranging initiative to engage diverse Canadians in conversations about their priorities for the wellbeing of children, youth and families, and to develop an integrated strategy for collaborative action.