A DATA PROFILE TO INFORM A BETTER FUTURE FOR
CHILD AND YOUTH WELL-BEING IN NOVA SCOTIA

What is the One Chance to Be a Child  report? 

  • A look at how children and youth are doing in Nova Scotia, Canada, based on best available data and the input of young people.

 

  • An assessment of child and youth well-being in Nova Scotia, organized into six key questions guided by UNICEF’s Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-being:
     

ARE WE SECURE?

ARE WE LEARNING?

ARE WE HEALTHY?

ARE WE HAPPY?

ARE WE CONNECTED TO THE ENVIRONMENT?

DO WE BELONG AND ARE WE PROTECTED?

 

  • An opportunity to learn about children’s rights and how we can respect and implement them in Nova Scotia.
     

  • A call to action by a multidisciplinary group of child service providers, academics, and community advocates.

 

ADD YOUR ENDORSEMENT

The title of the report was chosen to reflect the critical nature of childhood and adolescence, a period we know lays the foundations for lifelong health and well-being. While children have just one chance to be a child, we have many opportunities to honour their potential during childhood.


If you support the rights and well-being of children and youth in Nova Scotia and want to see action on the report recommendations, please add your endorsement.

Thank you! Your endorsement has been submitted. You will receive a copy by email.

 

ENDORSEMENTS

Mykayla Commandeur

Dalhousie Alumni, Alumni

 

Alex Smith

PlayGroundology, Founder/Editor

Dorothy R Barnard

Richmond River Roots Market Garden Society,

Jonnie-Lyn Baron

Dalhousie University, Health and Wellness, Student Health Promotion

Alexandra Whelan

Dalhousie University, Student

Stacie Smith

Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, Executive Director

Christine Saulnier

Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives-NS, Director

Dr. Krista Jangaard

IWK Health, President & CEO

 

Alexa MacDonald

Dalhousie University, MSc MPH

Katie Gardner

IWK Health, Physician

Lisa Scott

Nova Scotia resident, mother

Dr. Sarah Moore

Dalhousie University, Assistant professor

Elizabeth Perry

#ACEs Canada, Founder

Joanne Gallivan

Heather Morse

Community Health Board, Chair

Carmel Peart

CSAP, Parent

Amy Bray-Campbell

NSH AND SRCE, School Health Partnership Nurse

Shannon MacPhee

IWK Health and Dalhousie, Pediatrician

Jessie-Lee McIsaac

Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, Director, Tier 2 Canada Research Chair

Brianne Kinahan

Windsor-Essex County Health Unit, Epidemiologist

Sydney Nelson

Coastal Dental Hygiene, Manager

 

Katrina Hurley

IWK Health, Emergency Physician

Elizabeth Dickson

Early Childhood Collaborative Research Centre, Mount Saint Vincent University, Professional Dietitian, Early Years Nutrition Coach

David Upton

Common Good Solutions CIC, Community Developer

Stacy Burgess

IWK Health, Director Children's Health Program

 

Amanda Julien, Parent

John LeBlanc

Dalhousie University, Associate Professor, Pediatrics

 

Minoli Amit MD FRCP

St. Martha's Regional Hospital., Pediatrician

Matthieu Martin

Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University, Emerging Leader

Michelle Stone

Dalhousie University, Associate Professor

Robyn Bowser

Veterinarian

Tom Servaes

1st Bedford Scouts, Section leader

 

Marcela Rodriguez Flores

Imperial College London, Research Assistant

Colleen Cameron

Advocate for social justice and SDOH

Jennifer Brenton-Peters

University of Auckland, PhD student

Michele MacPhee

Community Health Board,

Katherine Hutka

IWK Health (Child Safety Link), Health Promotion Specialist

Julia Kontak

Dalhousie University, PhD in Health

Laurie Ann Graham

Dalhousie University, Clinical Coordinator NP Program

Bill Davey

Retired

 

Jill McCoul

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education, Elementary Teacher

Elyse Quann

Healthy Populations Institute, Dalhousie University, Research Assistant

Denise Zwicker

Faculty of Dentistry, Dalhousie University, Senior Instructor

Alec Stratford

Nova Scotia College of Social Workers, Executive Director/Registrar

Danny Cavanagh
 

Stella Lord

Community Society to End Poverty-NS, Coordinator

Louise Adongo

Inspiring Communities, Executive Director

Lesley Frank

Acadia University, Professor

Julie Windebank

Community member

Shalimar Manuel

Public Health, Youth Engagement Coordinator

Kate MacLeod

CCRCE and Public Health, School Health Promoter

Nan McFadgen

CUPE Nova Scotia, President

Christina C Lovitt

Maeghan Taverner

Dalhousie University, Graduate student

Bruce Tizzard

Northside The Lakes Community Health Board, Member

Meghan Nazer

CDHNS, Dental Hygienist

Lorena Ruth Norwood

Heartwood Centre for Community Youth Development, Interim ED

Don Brien

NSH, MD

Joe Doiron

Consultant, Population Health, Advancing healthy public policy

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