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Middle Childhood Matters Report

In January 2009, the Middle Childhood Matters Coalition and the Social Planning Council of Toronto released their report on the needs of children in the middle childhood years in Toronto. The report draws attention to the lack of  services for children ages 6 to 12 in the city, and urges all levels of government to pay closer attention to this “forgotten age group”.   

From the Executive Summary:

“The middle childhood years, ages 6 – 12, can be characterized as the forgotten years of childhood, seldom receiving the benefits of public policy, public and private sector investments, and media attention. This is in contrast to children in the early years who benefit from best start programs and early years centres, and teens for whom there have been significant research and program investments to engage and keep them from risky behaviour.”

To read the full report, please click here.

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