Many families with children struggling to make ends meet: report

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When we think of childhood, we think that it's a time for play and a time to be carefree, but according to new research, one-third of Canadian children do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood.
The families of many of the children who come to Family SOS struggle to make ends meet. It's a resource centre where staff are working to gather school supplies for students who need it most.
"So, it's 'do I pay my rent or my phone bill, or do I feed my kids? Do I buy their school supplies, and get them sneakers that fit them?'" said Amy Coates of Family SOS.