Children and Youth
From a public policy perspective, investing in the health of our children is as essential to our growth as a nation as investing in infrastructure. Seeking recommendations to help improve the health and wellness of Canada’s children and youth, Canada’s Health Minister, the Honourable Tony Clement, asked for this report. It provides advice related to existing federal government programs, the need for new policy directions and programs and the concept of establishing an office for the health and wellness of children and youth.
This document was published by Health Canada. View the full report here.
This booklet was prepared as part of the Early Childhood Care and Mental Health Project, carried out by the Canadian Mental Health Association and the Hincks-Dellcrest Centre. The purpose of the project was to explore ways that the mental health of young children can be promoted in community-based child care centres. In this context, mental health promotion is seen as development of age-appropriate and culturally relevant life skills that benefit all children’s social and emotional development.