Public Policy Exchange Webinar: Ending Conversion Therapy: Supporting Victims and Survivors and Protecting All Those at Risk

Tuesday, August 9th 2022 Webinar Key Speakers Include: Elliot Colburn MP, Secretary of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Global Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT+) Rights Dr Craig French, Associate Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham Ibtisam Ahmed, Head of Policy and Research at LGBT Foundation Leni Morris, CEO of …

Child rights mainstreaming: survey for civil society

Check out this news from Child Rights Connect: The UN Core Group leading the development of the Secretary-General guidance note on child rights mainstreaming has published the online survey for civil society in English, French and Spanish, in order to gather inputs from you! OHCHR is in the lead of the consultations with civil society, including children. Deadline: …

Confronting Stigma: Children’s right to be free from substance-use stigma and its harm

Check out the amazing work done by CCRC member, Starlings, on substance-use stigma. Starlings notes: “Stigma harms youth whose parents have a substance use disorder, that when we increase supports to families we will decrease risk for mental illness, substance use disorder, and suicide, and by exposing the systemic barriers that harms families, and address …

Letter to Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID

See below for a letter from the CCRC sent today to members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID. June 23, 2022 Re:  Medical Assistance in Dying – recommendation for children’s rights approach and considerations in fall committee hearings Dear Mr. Garneau and other members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID, The Canadian Coalition …

2 Bills on Ending Corporal Punishment in Canada

Canada is in the unusual situation of having two private member’s bills tabled that call for repeal of section 43 of the Criminal Code – the law that allows physical punishment of children. Last month, Peter Julian (MP, New Westminster-Burnaby) tabled a bill in the House of Commons. Last week, Senator Stan Kutcher tabled a …

Winning entries for the 2nd annual writing competition

Thank you to our sponsor, The Love of Reading Foundation. We are so grateful for your support! Congrats to all the winners! Wonderful submissions. Ages 7-10 1st place: Bettita Valerio “Diane vs the Bullies” Toronto, ON, Holy Family Catholic School Ages 11-14 1st place: Sarah Cunningham “I don’t have a voice”, Montreal, Quebec, Ecole FACE …

DISRUPTED LIVES: Pandemic Policies for Youth Wellbeing- June 17 at 11am EST

Youth-Engaged Policy: Bringing Youth Perspectives into Governance and Policy June 17th from 11:00 – 13:00 EST. The McGill Department of Equity Ethics and Policy, UNICEF Canada, and the ListenUP! for Youth Wellbeing initiative invite you to the final session of our DISRUPTED LIVES: Pandemic Policies for Youth Wellbeing conference. Panelists will share their experiences developing and using strategies such …