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Dear Colleagues,


As the last two weeks of the federal election campaign unfolds and the election date of Monday 2 May looms, the National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY) wants to ensure that candidates and parties address critical issues affecting children and youth in Canada. 


The research and policy overview document captures what we think are 7 Key Issues affecting Children and Youth in Canada that we hope will help to influence the election debate.  


Comments and reaction to this issues paper are welcome, as we plan to continue this work with a view to creating a new policy framework for children and youth in Canada. Please share your thoughts and election issues and strategies with us by replying with messages and documents to [email protected]


Also, feel free to use this paper in your organization and circulate widely to members and communities. 


 Regardless of who forms the next federal government, we think this will be highly valuable to help inform the policy making process going forward after the election. 


Special thanks to Aleece Johnson, Michelle Dagnino, and Larry Gemmel for preparing this paper on behalf of NACY.


Best regards,


Peter Dudding & Dave W. Farthing

Board Co-Chairs 

The National Alliance for Children and Youth (NACY)
is a nonprofit umbrella organization which brings national organizations together in a collaborative network dedicated to enhancing the well-being of children and youth in Canada.
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