Children First Canada is committed to: Raising awareness: We are publishing groundbreaking research on the state of kids in Canada and sharing the information with Canadians and with the government through high profile events and through the media. Empowering children: We are listening to kids and building their knowledge and skills to advocate for themselves. Developing policy solutions: We are using the best evidence available to develop practical policies and make it as easy as possible for the government to act. Building political and social will: We are meeting with policy makers and helping them to act in the best interests of children. We are rallying children’s organizations as well as the private sector to work together. And we will be generating media buzz to get Canadians talking about what matters to kids. Taking action: We will celebrate what’s working for kids and challenge what isn’t, and create a sense of urgency to make change happen.