#5: My Cat Makes Me Happy: What Canada’s Youth Told Us about Their Well-being


Based on youth workshops held across Canada, this report highlights the key factors that Canadian youth consider critical to their well-being. They include health, relationships, belonging, equity, and engagement.

UNICEF Canada conducted the workshops and developed the report to better understand why Canada currently ranks 25th out of 41 rich nations in overall child well-being. Alli Truesdell, UNICEF Canada’s Youth Participation Lead, said that the organization is driven by the need to “better understand why that is and do more to become the country that truly reflects our shared Canadian values.”


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