Children’s Rights in Canada

Children’s Rights In Canada: Review to bring change in Canada

October 8, 2020

The review of how Canada implements the Convention on the Rights of the Child is moving forward, after delays because of Canada’s late report and then Covid-19. The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has established a taskforce to lead on the review of Canada and held pre-session consultations with some young people […]

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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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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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School Re-opening: Children at the Center

July 20, 2020

Children have a right to an education that develops their full potential and prepares them for all aspects of life. In addition, decisions about re-opening schools need to consider the full range of children’s rights, which are partially realized through the education system. These include the right to protection from violence, freedom of thought, access […]

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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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Covid-19: Re-opening for Children: Short-term Actions and System Change

April 29, 2020

Re-opening for children:  Short-term Actions Safe Space for Children to Play: as Important as Space for Business Getting back to business is now a top priority for government attention. Meanwhile, children’s services continue to advocate for extra funds to pick up the pieces, as collateral damage.  What difference would it make if children’s policy was given equal priority […]

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Covid-19: Is there a silver-lining?

April 28, 2020

Commentary on Response to Covid-19 In the short-term, our focus is immediate needs and caring for children in our circles of responsibility. While it may be hard to see now, this crisis could lead to some positive changes for children.  Whether we learn from this crisis or go back to old ways will depend on […]

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