“Don’t Look Away – How one boy’s story has the power to shift a system of care for children and youth” – An investigation report by the Representative for Children and Youth BC

The Representative for Children and Youth (RCY) investigation report “Don’t Look Away – How one boy’s story has the power to shift a system of care for children and youth” was released on July 16, 2024.  It “includes findings from RCY’s investigation into the death of [an 11-year old child] ‘Colby’ who was tortured and killed …

Registration is now open for the 4th Annual Canadian Children, Youth and Communities (CCYC) Health In | Equity Conference

Registration is now open for the 4th annual #CCYC24 conference, which returns this year to focus on sustainable solutions and community partnerships that improve child health equity. October 24-25, 2024 | Digital Conference: https://www.cpd.utoronto.ca/ccyc/ Conference Themes: Registration is open with Early Bird pricing until September 13, 2024.

Membership letter from the CCRC Board of Directors

Dear CCRC Friends, Thank you for your continued support and for advocating for children’s rights in Canada. The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a civil society organization that is strengthened by its members. We ask you to join the CCRC as an individual or organizational member in 2024 to allow us to …

Call for input on General Comment No. 27 on children’s rights to access to justice and effective remedies

The Committee on the Rights of the Child is currently drafting General Comment No. 27 on children’s rights to access to justice and effective remedies. The Committee is seeking input from all stakeholders to clarify the terms, approaches and actions that states should take to implement the right of all children to access justice and …

May Events

There is still time to register and be a part of # vote16: Ottawa Summit taking place in person May 29, 2024. For more information and to register: https://vote16.ca/summit. If you are attending the summit, do not forget to drop by the CCRC and Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) table. Join the International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP) for a virtual …

Updates: Repealing S. 43 & Canada’s fourth Universal Periodic Review 

Repealing S. 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada: Bill C-273 passed the vote at Canada’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. It will now go to the House for a vote. If it passes, it will go through readings at the Senate. We will keep you posted. A big thank you to everyone …

We Need You to Write Letters Today (April 30 & May 1) to Support Bill C273 to Repeal Section 43

Dear Supporters of Repeal of Section 43, Today is the International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children.  Today, Lao PDR became the 66th country to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Yesterday, Canada’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met to deliberate Bill C-273 which, if passed, will finally repeal section 43 of the …