Letter to Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID

See below for a letter from the CCRC sent today to members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID. June 23, 2022 Re:  Medical Assistance in Dying – recommendation for children’s rights approach and considerations in fall committee hearings Dear Mr. Garneau and other members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID, The Canadian Coalition …

2 Bills on Ending Corporal Punishment in Canada

Canada is in the unusual situation of having two private member’s bills tabled that call for repeal of section 43 of the Criminal Code – the law that allows physical punishment of children. Last month, Peter Julian (MP, New Westminster-Burnaby) tabled a bill in the House of Commons. Last week, Senator Stan Kutcher tabled a …

Winning entries for the 2nd annual writing competition

Thank you to our sponsor, The Love of Reading Foundation. We are so grateful for your support! Congrats to all the winners! Wonderful submissions. Ages 7-10 1st place: Bettita Valerio “Diane vs the Bullies” Toronto, ON, Holy Family Catholic School Ages 11-14 1st place: Sarah Cunningham “I don’t have a voice”, Montreal, Quebec, Ecole FACE …

DISRUPTED LIVES: Pandemic Policies for Youth Wellbeing- June 17 at 11am EST

Youth-Engaged Policy: Bringing Youth Perspectives into Governance and Policy June 17th from 11:00 – 13:00 EST. The McGill Department of Equity Ethics and Policy, UNICEF Canada, and the ListenUP! for Youth Wellbeing initiative invite you to the final session of our DISRUPTED LIVES: Pandemic Policies for Youth Wellbeing conference. Panelists will share their experiences developing and using strategies such …

We are looking for young people interested in being researchers!

Researchers from King’s University College at Western, McGill University, and the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), would like to invite children entering grades 7, 8 and 9 from Ontario to participate in a qualitative participatory action research (PAR) project in which the children are also …

CCRC Press Release on UN CRC’s Concluding Observations

PRESS RELEASE   Children’s Organizations urge Canada to act on the recommendations received from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. For Immediate Release   Toronto, June 9, 2022 – In response to Canada’s appearance before the Committee on the Rights  of the Child on May 17 & 18, 2022, the UN Committee today released …

Global Summit to End Violence Against Children

Since its launch in 2020, the Together to #ENDviolence global campaign and Solutions Summit Series has amplified and strengthened the movement to end violence against children. The culmination of the Together to #ENDviolence campaign and Solutions Summit Series will take place at a centre-piece high-level Leaders’ Event on Tuesday 14th, 2022 – bringing together the …