Centre for Child Well-Being
What's new with the CCWB
Developing Policy to Advance Physical Literacy in Child Care Settings in Alberta
It is no secret that Canadian children are not active enough. According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey (2007-09), only 7% of children are meeting the daily recommendations for physical activity (Active Healthy Kids Canada, 2011).
On Nov. 20, 2012, the Mount Royal University community gathered for the opening of the new Child Development Lab, which will be used as an innovative learning tool for students in Child and Youth Studies programs.
The event was fittingly hosted on National Child Day — a day that honours Canadian children and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child Convention, in which children everywhere are entitled to basic human rights.
New employment opportunities with the CCWB
All positions with the Centre for Child Well-Being are currently filled. If you are interested in connecting to the CCWB through volunteer work or would like any additional information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centre for Child Well-Being
Mount Royal’s Faculty of Health and Community Studies is dedicated to improving the lives of children, youth and their families. To that end, the Centre for Child Well-Being has been established to research how to better support children and youth and the adults in their lives.
What is child well-being?
Child well-being is defined as a unity of physical, cognitive, emotional and spiritual health, encompassing factors such as safety, environmental and material security, education and socialization as well as a sense of being loved, valued and included in their families and societies.
The Centre for Child Well-Being is undertaking a variety of research projects which will investigate issues related to child well-being at local, provincial and national levels. These issues may come from current curriculum topics, faculty and student interests, and from the broader community and our partners.
Our main goals:
- To investigate, promote and enhance factors that influence child well-being, through mentoring faculty in research;
- increasing undergraduate engagement in meaningful research opportunities;
- liaising with the community on applied research questions.