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Upcoming Review of Children’s Rights in Canada

Governments in Canada are starting to prepare for the next review of children’s rights and so is the CCRC.  July 2018 is the deadline for Canada to submit an official report on implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada.  A key focus is action on the recommendations Canada received in 2012.  Many of the recommendations reflected proposals made by the CCRC in its alternative report.

Action on the previous recommendations will be the focus of a CCRC campaign in the fall.   The first step is collecting information from young people’s organizations across the country.  The CCRC is looking for information and analysis that relates to all aspects of children’s rights in Canada. This will inform the fall campaign in Canada before the official report and an alternative report for use by the UN Committee when they review Canada’s record.

Read about the CCRC plans and how to become part of this process.  This is the way to hold our governments accountable for progressive realization of children’s rights across Canada.  Previous reports and updates are available on the  Children’s Rights Monitoring Page.

Children and Canada’s Poverty Reduction Strategy

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 missing piece in the current patchwork of new programs, and it  suggests that the coherent framework of the Convention on the Rights of the Child would help to maximize benefits from the individual pieces. CCRC Submission for National Poverty Reduction Strategy. 

2014 Child Rights Awards

We have modified the awards categories for this year and extended the deadline for submitting letters of nomination for our child rights awards to October 15, 2014. 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 of children.

Child Rights Awards Page

2013 Child Rights Awards

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 of children.

Child Rights Awards Page

Every Child Counts

Canada needs to develop the potential of every child, rather than letting some fall through cracks in a fragmented social support system. That is the central message in a new comprehensive report on children’s rights in Canada.  Check out a news release, key points, and the full report on the front page at www.rightsofchildren.ca.