How are we doing in Canada?
In 2012 the CCRC released a strategic analysis of children’s rights in Canada. It was widely used in Canada and submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for Canada’s Third/Fourth Review.
Full report: CCRC-report-on-rights-of-children-in-Canada; CCRC-Mise-en-oeuvre-de-la-Convention-relative-aux-droits-de-lenfant
Key points: Key Points about the CCRC Alternative Report
Report in Sections for Download: http://rightsofchildren.ca/childrens-rights-in-canada-report-in-sections/
Recommendations to Canada from UN Committee:
10 Steps in Response to the Recommendations
The CCRC proposed 10 Steps that could be taken in Canada. We continue to promote these reasonable measures to advance children’s rights in Canada: 10 Steps for Children in Canada
2016: Progress on the Recommendations
A fact sheet samples improvements made, actions underway, and areas needing attention before the next review. 2016 is the 25th Anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the Convention, but implementation remains a challenge. ccrc-25th-anniversary-of-ratification-flyer
Sexual Exploitation of Children
The first review of Canada under the Optional Protocol on Sexual Exploitation was also done in 2012.
Recommendations to Canada after review: Canada_OPSC Concluding Observations_61.2012
Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention addresses all aspects of a child’s life. It supports full development of the potential of each child: The Convention of the Rights of the Child
Research Reports on Specific Themes in the Report
Detailed research reports prepared for the review are available: http://rightsofchildren.ca/childrens-rights-in-canada-research-reports/