A Canada Fit for Children, Canada’s national plan of action, has been
developed with Canadians from every sector of society and all levels
of government, as well as children. It reflects what Canadians told us
were the key issues affecting children and suggests opportunities for
action that can be taken to improve the lives of children in Canada
and in the world. It lays out a road map to guide Canada’s collective
efforts for and with children. As one element of the monitoring of
progress and results, it includes examples of directional signposts and
milestones for the Government of Canada. It calls for strategies that
are child-centred, multi-sectoral, forward-looking and collaborative.
It also signals emerging issues and identifies ways to promote and
protect children’s rights, including greater public awareness of the
United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.