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Children and youth have a right to an advocate

November 16, 2018

November 15, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Children and youth have a right to an advocate – they also desperately need one  Ottawa, ON – As organizations deeply committed to the well-being of children and children’s rights, we express our concern with the decision of the Ontario government to eliminate the position of the Provincial Child Advocate. […]

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National Child Day 2017: Children’s Rights Can Make Canada Work Better

November 19, 2017

Members of the Coalition will celebrate National Child Day with children across the country on November 20, 2017.  We also celebrate the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which is the reason for this day. This year the CCRC is drawing attention to the potential benefits of the Convention on the Rights of the […]

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Children’s Rights and Canada at UN Human Rights Council

March 27, 2009

This year Canada is undergoing a general review for all international human rights.  As part of the process the CCRC prepared an overview of major concerns in the area of children’s rights.  Our submission to the UN Human Rights Council provides an overview of key issues for Canada. CCRC Submission to UN Human Rights Council

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CCRC Chair Wins International Award

March 21, 2009

CCRC Chair Kathy Vandergrift was awarded the 2008 Aldo Farina Award for Child Rights Advocacy.  The award is a global, biannual recognition of outstanding contribution in child rights advocacy or education for development, sponsored by UNICEF national committees.   Kathy was recognized for her work on children’s rights in Canada and globally for children threatened by […]

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