Child Development: Early Childhood, Education, Health

On this page you will find research reports related to the review of how Canada is implementing the broad range of Articles in the Convention that relate to child development.

Right to Education:  More than the Right to Go to School:

This discussion paper focuses specifically on what has been done to ensure that all children learn about their rights. Canada was asked to use school curricula and government websites to make progress on Article 29 and 42, because a majority of children in Canada still report that they were never taught about their rights.  It looks at how children’s rights are taught in provincial curricula and whether government websites inform children about their rights.

The CCRC hopes that the 5th/6th report will include significant steps to improve the implementation of the recommendations in the last review and achieve targets for raising awareness within five years.