CCRC Submission to the Senate on Bill C6: An Act to amend the criminal code (Conversion Therapy)

June 30, 2021

The CCRC wrote a submission to the Senate as it deliberates on Bill C6: An act to amend the criminal code. This is an important bill as it prohibits conversion therapy, which is extremely damaging to young people, and violates their human rights.

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EVAC: Physical punishment study

June 29, 2021

An article was published yesterday in The Lancet that reviews all prospective longitudinal studies on physical punishment punished since 2002. It was co-authored by Dr. Joan Durrant, a CCRC member and partner. The review was led by a team at University College London and Dr. Elisabeth Gershoff. This review is important because it follows children […]

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Webinar on Ending Violence Against Children: Learning from the INSPIRE framework & Sweden

June 29, 2021

Check out the CCRC webinar on the INSPIRE framework with Dr. Debra Pepler and Commissioner Elisabeth Ohlin. The CCRC was thrilled to host a webinar featuring Dr. Debra Pepler, Professor of Psychology, York University, and Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin from Sweden as they discussed ending childhood violence, with a focus on the INSPIRE framework. In this […]

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Ending Violence Against Children in Canada- webinar with Dr. Debra Pepler & Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin Sweden

June 13, 2021

Join the CCRC as we host Dr. Debra Pepler, Professor of Psychology at York University, and Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin from the Children’s Ombudsperson (Sweden) in a conversation about ending violence against children. In particular, Dr. Pepler & Commissioner Dahlin talk about the lessons Canada can learn from other jurisdictions that have made progress in ending […]

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CCRC submission on Bill C28:

June 6, 2021

Right to a health environment in Canada’s Environmental Protection Legislation Check out our submission by former CCRC Chair, Kathy Vandergrift, on Bill C28. The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) appreciates the proposal in Bill C-28 to recognize the right to a healthy environment in Canada’s Environmental Protection Legislation (CEPA). This begins to […]

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CCRC statement on the findings at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

May 31, 2021

Late last week, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the devastating news that the findings from a survey of the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School have uncovered the remains of 215 children buried at the site.  It appears that these remains are of missing children whose deaths have not been documented. According to CBC News, The […]

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CCRC feature: What about kids under 12? The importance of prioritizing young children and listening to their perspectives when lifting Covid restrictions

May 29, 2021

Much of the public focus around COVID-19 vulnerability has been placed on seniors in our communities, and rightfully so. Thankfully, many of the oldest members of communities across Canada have started to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, and in some cases are now fully vaccinated. As more of the population is vaccinated, talk has turned to reopening. […]

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