How are we doing in Canada?
Fifth/Sixth Review Coming Soon: The CCRC is gathering information for the next review of children’s rights in Canada. We are inviting groups and individuals to join actions in Canada prior to Canada’s official report in 2018 and then join in preparations for an alternative report to be submitted for the review. The CCRC Plan will build on its 2012 report below.
Third/Fourth Review: 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.
CCRC report in sections for download: http://rightsofchildren.ca/childrens-rights-in-canada-report-in-sections/
Recommendations to Canada from UN Committee:
Action Plan for Implementing the Recommendations
The CCRC proposed 10 Steps for Children in Canada to begin implementation of the recommendations. We continue to promote these reasonable measures to advance children’s rights 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.
Sexual Exploitation of Children
The first review of Canada under the Optional Protocol on Sexual Exploitation was also done in 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 provide more information on the implementation of children’s rights in Canada