Children’s Rights Can Make Canada Work Better for Young People
This discussion paper addresses the challenges of implementing children’s rights in Canada’s federal system of government. It turns around the common perception that federalism prevents implementation to illustrate how greater attention to children’s rights could improve how federalism works. Children’s Rights Can Make Canada Work Better for Young People
Best Interests of the Child
In 2009 the Coalition hosted a symposium to explore the meaning and application of the Best Interests of the Child, a central principle in the Convention. The report identifies key questions and makes recommendations for a wide range of areas where the Best Interest principle applies.
News Release on BIC Report: News Release for BIC Report
Child Rights Impact Assessments
In 2013 the CCRC sponsored a symposium on the use of Child Rights Impact Assessments (CRIA) to improve public decision-making that affects children. The CCRC continues to research and apply the learnings of this symposium, along with international colleagues.
Report after Symposium:report_from_cria_symposium_may2013_canada
Discussion Paper before Symposium: child_rights_impact_assessment_discussion_paper
General Measures for Implementation of Children’s Rights: Not-There-Yet-Canadas-implementation-of-CRC-general-measures-UNICEF
Child Participation in Reporting on Children’s Rights: Guidelines_for_Child_Participation_in_CRC_Reporting