The first 1,000 days of a child’s life have a profound impact on a child’s ability to grow, learn and thrive – and a lasting effect on our province’s health and prosperity.
We need to strengthen our programs offered to new families to ensure that our children get the best start in life. This includes proper nutrition, proper access to health care, childcare, and adequate programming. When parents and children need assistance in these early days, government should be able to provide early interventions to assist children in reaching their full potential by offering support.
➡️Improve a child’s school-readiness and educational achievement;
➡️Reduce disparities in health, education, and earning potential;
➡️Reduce a person’s risk of developing chronic diseases; and
➡️Break the intergenerational cycle of poverty.