child development

Webinar: How are our children? Updates and policy implications from the RAPID-EC surveys

Event date: 
17 Mar 2021 - 3:00pm

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Join us for a National Issues>State Action webinar to discuss the findings of the Rapid Assessment of Pandemic Impact on Development-Early Childhood (RAPID-EC) project with University of Oregon Psychologist Dr. Phil Fisher, the project’s director, and Dr. Joan Lombardi, who chairs the National Advisory Group for the project and is former deputy secretary for Early Childhood Development at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

They’ll share the clear — and alarming — findings of the project and discuss it means for states’ early childhood policy agendas.

RAPID-EC has been surveying a national representative sample of families with young children (0-5) since April 2020 to gather clear and actionable information on the needs, health promoting behaviors, and well-being of children and their caregivers during the pandemic.

On this webinar, Dr. Fisher and Dr. Lombardi will share the story about children and families that’s emerging from the data, resources from the project that can enhance state advocates and policymakers, and ideas about what policy responses are needed to respond to the toll the pandemic is taking on these families.


UNICEF Report Card 16 Canadian launch: What kind of childhood will Canada choose?

Event date: 
3 Sep 2020 - 1:00pm


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

The Honourable Ahmed Hussen
Anna Amy Ho
Reeana Tazreean
Senator Rosemary Moodie
Dr. Kathy Georgiadis
Michael Ungar
Leila Sarangi
Dr. Cindy Blackstock
Dr. Kate Bezanson
Dr. Miles Corak

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Contact name: 
Children's Health Care Canada
Contact phone: 
(613) 738 4164