Middle Childhood

Through funding from the Government of Canada's Social Development Community Partnerships Program, the Middle Childhood Initiative was created to identify and promote comprehensive policy options for school-aged children 6 to 12 and their families and to foster Pan-Canadian alliances and learning networks with specific emphasis on engaging regional and local groups working with children and their families.  Specific objectives for the Middle Childhood Initiative included:

  • An analytical/literature review paper on children aged 6 to 12
  • An issues paper to stimulate discussion on children aged 6 to 12
  • A series of "Policy Briefs" on identified strategic issues unique to children aged 6 to 12
  • A "Policy Framework" and recommendations 

 These documents and findings were then explored further through a series of comprehensive policy consultations in a regional context to engage national, provincial, regional/local networks in discussing emerging issues and identifying policy initiatives unique to children 6 to 12 and their families.


Middle Childhood Publications