Why do Canada’s children lag so far behind?

In a recent UNICEF report, Canada ranked in the bottom half of the world’s richest countries in overall child well -being and child equality.

Experts say that a lack of access to healthcare and inadequate supports for parents are reasons why Canada lags behind.

Dr. Denis Daneman from the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto says that when it comes to the welfare of children, not everyone is on an equal playing field. Nicole Letourneau is an expert advisor with EvidenceNetwork.ca and the author of Scientific Parenting. She is a professor at the University of Calgary’s Owerko Centre focused on children’s neurodevelopment.

Interview by Dane Wanniarachige, journalist intern at EvidenceNetwork.ca

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