Upcoming 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 the CCRC is gathering information for the next alternative report on how well children’s rights in Canada are being realized.

If you have information and analysis that relates to children’s rights in Canada, the CCRC is interested in hearing from you.   During summer 2017 we are gathering data and doing research.  In the fall we will be issuing updates on progress in various areas of children’s rights in Canada.  Later the information will be used to present an alternative report to the government’s official report, when the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child begins to review Canada’s record.

Informing Children about their RightsDiscussion Paper on the recommendations Canada received in 2012, indicators of progress, and what we hope to see in the next report. The CCRC invites discussion and feedback on this area of children’s rights, as part of preparing for the next review.

Summary of Progress: Check this overview of progress on the recommendations from the 2012 review, as of November, 2017.

Progress in Workplace Rights for Young People:  The CCRC has done a Fact sheet and a  Working Paper  on progress in this issue.  It  provides an example of how the CCRC plans to pursue other issues in the fall.

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