Children’s Rights in Canada

Children and Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

May 3, 2017

A specific focus on children and the use of multiple indicators of deprivation are recommendations made by the CCRC for Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy.  The CCRC also recommends short-term rolling targets to measure progress, a mix of income support and community programs, and youth participation.  The submission highlights the importance of food security as a […]

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Young People in the Workplace: Rights, Rules, Safety, and Fairness

March 10, 2017

Young people benefit from work experience, but they can also be exploited in the workplace.  Knowing about the rules, their rights, and how to report unsafe working conditions or unfair treatment is essential for all young people.  The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is asking all governments, federal and provincial, to ensure […]

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Children’s Rights and Bill S-206

February 27, 2017

The Senate will begin debate on Bill S-206 this week.  The bill, sponsored by Senator Murray Sinclair, will repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code.  It will protect the right of every child, as well as every adult, to not be hit by anyone.  It is an important step in implementation of children’s right to […]

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25th Anniversary of Ratification of CRC in Canada: How Are We Doing?

October 26, 2016

2016 is the 25th Anniversary of Canada’s Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of the Child – time to ask about progress in implementation.  Substantive progress in some areas is combined with no action in others, based on recommendations to Canada in the last review of children’s rights in 2012.  The CCRC offers this […]

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Violence Strategies and Children’s Rights

September 20, 2016

The CCRC welcomes the strong focus on ending violence against women and girls. Paying attention to children’s rights is essential and beneficial for the success of proposed national strategies.  That is the message in two submissions the CCRC is making. We hope Status of Women Canada will consider Article 19 of the Convention, General Comment […]

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2013 Child Rights Awards

September 24, 2013

We have extended the deadline for submitting letters of nomination for our child rights awards to October 18, 2013. Details about the awards can be found on our Awards page with descriptions of our past recipients.  Nominate a person or group that you think is deserving of  recognition for their work to promote the rights […]

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New Mechanisms for Human Rights in Canada

June 11, 2009

CCRC calls for new mechanisms to implement international human rights agreements in Canada.

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