Review of Children’s Rights in Canada

July 2018 is the deadline for Canada to submit its 5th/6th report on implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada. Many recommendations from the last review in 2012 have not been addressed.  The CCRC is monitoring progress and proposing further action to implement the previous recommendations before the next report.  At the same time  CCRC members and supporters are gathering information on the situation of children in Canada to present during the next review.

Be Part of the 2018 – 2020 Review of Children’s Rights in Canada: Learn more about the review process, how you can be part of it, and how the CCRC can help you.

Informing Children about their Rights:  Canada was asked to use provincial curricula and government websites to ensure that children know their rights.  This discussion paper reports on progress and makes suggestions for action now and inclusion in the next review.

Summary of Progress: Check this overview of progress on the recommendations from the 2012 review, as of November, 2016.

Progress in Workplace Rights for Young People:  The CCRC has done a Fact sheet and a  Working Paper  on progress in this issue.

2012 Report, Recommendations, and Related Research Reports:  Check what the CCRC said in 2012, what Canada’s official report said, and what recommendations Canada received on our Monitoring Page.

To share information you have, or ask questions about  CCRC plans for the 2018 Review, send a message to