Children’s Rights in Canada

Postponement of UN Review of Canada to Jan 2022

January 13, 2021

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has announced that the review of Canada will not occur until January 2022. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, all sessions have been postponed by one session. Therefore, the deadline to send additional information is 15th December 2021. The CCRC continues to engage in this […]

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Happy new year – looking forward to working together on children’s rights

January 7, 2021

Hello everyone, Happy new year. As we turn the page on 2020, the CCRC looks forward to continuing to work with our members and partners to make children’s rights work better in Canada. Here are 3 issues that will keep us busy in 2021. First, we want to once again draw your attention to the […]

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National Child Day 2020: Get Serious about Children’s Rights

November 20, 2020

National Child Day 2020 comes in the middle of the 5th/6th review of children’s rights in Canada.  The review shows the need to get serious about implementing children’s rights in Canada.  It is an opportunity to make our governing systems work better for children.  It is time to move beyond nice statements about children and […]

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Children’s Rights In Canada: List of Issues

November 12, 2020

The list of issues,  the next stage in the review of children’s rights,  is another opportunity to make much needed changes in Canada.  It includes many of the pressing issues for children in Canada. All governments need to answer the questions to provide additional information and analysis about the conditions for children in Canada.  That will […]

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Anti-Black Racism and Children’s Rights

November 4, 2020

A panel discussion on the impact of  anti-black racism for the realization of children’s rights will be featured at this year’s Annual General Meeting. November 12, at 12 noon.  This will be a virtual gathering.  Links to join the  meeting will be sent after registration. To register: https://bit.ly/3kMGq8Q.       

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Children’s Rights in Health Care: Equitable Treatment for Indigenous Children

October 26, 2020

The CCRC is drawing attention to a new book that provides evidence of  systemic  discrimination within the health care system and its impacts for indigenous children. Join a webinar to learn more. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confronting-meical-colonialism-fighting-for-a-hand-to-hold-book-launch-tickets-122093010481 

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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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