Children’s Rights in Canada

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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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 Rights In Canada: Review to bring change in Canada

January 31, 2020

The Coalition thanks members and allies who contributed to alternative reports for the process of reviewing implementation of children’s rights in Canada. The official process of review by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is affected by Covid-19.  We are monitoring the process and waiting for updated schedule. In the meantime, we […]

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