Governance for Children

Systems Approach to Implementation of the Convention

After 27 years of weak implementation at both federal and provincial government levels, the Coalition invites discussion of a systems approach.  Children’s rights can make governance for children work better, but systemic change is needed in Canada to achieve progress.  This discussion paper analyses the major barriers to implementation and suggests feasible structural changes, given existing systems of governance.  It is designed to move from the existing culture where children’s rights are viewed as an additional burden in governance to a culture of seeing children’s rights as an asset for good governance in Canada’s federalist system.


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