Children’s Rights and Governance

Climate Change Court Challenge: Children’s Rights at Supreme Court

September 21, 2020

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), along with other organizations, will be at the Supreme Court of Canada this week.  We will present evidence to show that children will bear the largest impacts of climate change, that Canada has obligations to protect the rights of children to a healthy environment, and that […]

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Children Lead Recovery: Throne Speech 2020

September 14, 2020

There will be no recovery from Covid-19 without a recovery for children.  The CCRC proposes a Five-Step Plan for inclusion in the Throne Speech, to be presented on September 23, 2020. While protecting children dominated the emergency phase of Covid-19, realizing children’s rights to develop and contribute to society will contribute to recovery for parents […]

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Children with Disabilities: Time for Action

June 1, 2020

May 31 to June 6 is National AccessAbility Week.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities and recognize work being done to remove barriers to their full participation. This year the CCRC is highlighting actions Canada needs to take to fulfill the rights of children with disabilities under two different […]

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Close Gaps through Systemic Change: Implement Children’s Rights in Canada

March 2, 2020

Close Gaps through Systemic Change: CCRC Alternative Report for the 5th/6th Review of Children’s Rights in Canada The rights of children are not protected well in Canada.  The costs of failing to do so are high.  Systemic change is necessary and would bring benefits for children, families, and governments.  That is the core message in […]

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Children’s Commissioner: Accountability in Children’s Rights

April 2, 2019

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) welcomes a renewed focus on the need for a national children’s commissioner, which re-started today with the introduction of a private member’s bill by MP Anne Minh-Thu Quach.  “The current lack of accountability for implementation of children’s rights across Canada is a major gap in good […]

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Pieces Need a Coherent Plan for Children: Budget 2019

March 20, 2019

Children will benefit from some of the new initiatives included in the 2019 Federal Budget.  But the lack of a coherent policy framework means that children will also continue to fall through the cracks of a patchwork of programs.  Each one addresses a part of what children need to develop their full potential; there is […]

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Children’s Rights in Canada’s Response to the UPR

September 30, 2018

Canada received 245 recommendations from other countries to improve how it implements human rights, including children’s rights.  The response is a missed opportunity to make and show progress in Canada.  It shows that not much has changed in practice, in spite of ministerial level statements about improving implementation in Canada. The forthcoming review of children’s […]

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