Make Kids Count

Every day matters in the life of a child

A generation of children and youth is at risk of significant long-term health problems without immediate action. The Children’s Health Coalition is calling on Ontario to Make Kids Count.

Election 2022

To Make Kids Count, the Children’s Health Coalition wants the next government to commit to the following within the first 100 days in office:

  • Invest $1 billion over four years in the Make Kids Count Action Plan.
  • Convene a cross-sectoral children’s health summit with government, specialized children’s health care organizations, and health care providers to agree on principles for a long-term provincial Children’s Health Strategy.
  • Develop and release Ontario’s first-ever Children’s Health Strategy.


Watch the Children’s Health Coalition media event held May 2, 2022.

young child playing doctor with a toy dog and a stethoscope

Children's Health Action Plan

See our plan to ensure hospital capacity and provide timely access to care both in the immediate pandemic response and through recovery.

report cover for Make Kids Count - Action Plan from the Children's Health Coalition

See our pre-budget submission

In February 2022, the Children’s Health Coalition submitted our Pre-Budget Submission to Ontario’s Minister of Finance. The submission notes that long-standing capacity challenges in pediatric care have worsened in the pandemic. Significant investments are needed to ensure the system is equipped to manage longstanding pressures, the ongoing demands of the pandemic, and the backlog for care.

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