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Programs and Initiatives

The Public Health Agency of Canada's (PHAC) childhood and adolescence programs and initiatives raise awareness and provide practical tools to help parents, educators and communities better the lives of children and youth in Canada and around the world.

What information is available?

In this section you will discover how these programs and initiatives are improving the lives of families by providing

  • support to improve the health and well being of pregnant women, new mothers and babies facing challenging life circumstances.
  • support the spiritual, emotional, intellectual and physical development of Aboriginal children.
  • programs to promote the healthy development of young children.

You will also find material on preventing Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and reducing its significant health effects on children, families and communities. You will learn about child and youth rights and how to improve school health.

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