Press release on the eve of Canada’s appearance at the UN CRC

CANADA BEFORE THE UN COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD:CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS URGE COMMITTEE TO ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS ONCANADA’S RECORDFor Immediate Release Montreal, May 16, 2022 – On the eve of Canada’s appearance before the Committee on the Rightsof the Child, several civil society groups are calling on the UN to probe Canada’s record …

Join us for a webinar on children’s mental health: May 31 at noon EST

The CCRC is thrilled to welcome you to a webinar on children’s mental health. We know that the pandemic exacerbated mental health concerns for children and families who were already vulnerable/at-risk. Early data from the pandemic shows that with reduced services, and disrupted access to education, health care, and peer networks, children have not been …

UN Review of Canada: Child Rights Connect information about the 90th Session (May 2022)

See below for a message from Child Rights Connect about Canada’s appearance at the UN on May 17/18 Recording of session briefing English: (Passcode: Mu3LD1h$) Session live comments Remember that if an issue is not raised by the Committee during the session dialogue, it cannot be included in the Concluding Observations! Send your critical comments …

International Day to #EndCorporalPunishment: It’s Time to Act Now

From End Violence Against Children Partnership Corporal Punishment is the most common form of violence against children, often occurring at the hands of those whom children trust the most – their caregivers. Around 4 in 5 of all children aged 2-14 years worldwide are subjected to violent forms of discipline in their own homes.  Corporal …

Combatting Hate / Combattre la haine: Opportunity to participate in consultations

The Government of Canada has launched consultations to inform the first ever National Action Plan on Combatting Hate. People across Canada, particularly those with lived experience of hate, are encouraged to have their say in the development of the Nation Action Plan by completing an online questionnaire by May 4, 2022. (TBD) This questionnaire will …