Canada Day is a great time to celebrate our achievements as a country and reflect on the work still to be done. But one of Canada’s biggest achievements often goes unrecognized. You might not have known that Canada is a leader in advancing the health, rights and wellbeing of women and children. Thanks to the hard work and innovation of Canadians, more women and children around the world have access to basic health care, clean water, nutritious food and a chance to thrive. That’s something we should all be proud of!
This week, as many of us gather for barbecues, fireworks and family time, you can proudly reflect upon the work Canadian volunteers are undertaking to ensure that some of the world’s most marginalized people have access to quality healthcare and thrive in communities around the world and here at home.
Canada has a proud tradition of leadership in preventing needless death and suffering in a world where every day 15,000 children under five die, many from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malnutrition, and where every two minutes a woman dies from pregnancy or childbirth complications.
The time is now to let your friends and family know you’re proud of Canada’s leadership in supporting the health rights of women and children by sharing the Lead On Canada campaign.