Canada’s Universal Periodic Review

On April 26, 2013, Canada will be appearing before the UN Human Rights Council to report on its implementation of human rights instruments in the country.  The Coalition participated in the NGO consultation on Canada’s performance and had input into the NGO report that went to the UN.  Advance questions from the Council ahead of the …

Court Endorses Jordan’s Principle

NEWS RELEASE FROM PICTOU LANDING HEALTH CENTRE AND LAWYER PAUL CHAMP IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 4, 2013 OTTAWA: In a landmark ruling for the rights of First Nations children, the Federal Court of Canada has found that Jordan’s Principle is binding on the Government of Canada, and ordered Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development to reimburse the …

SYMPOSIUM ON CHILD RIGHTS IMPACT ASSESSMENT – YOU’RE INVITED

Please join us for Bringing Children in from the Margins: Symposium on Child Rights Impact Assessment.  This is the first international gathering for Canadian policy makers, child-focused professionals and researchers to explore the growing use of Child Rights Impact Assessment as a process to advance child well-being. On May 14-15 at the University of Ottawa, …

Next Steps for Children’s Rights in Canada

Event Date: Thursday, January 24th, 2013, 1 – 4 p.m. Eastern Location: Room 560, Sally Horsfell Eaton Building, Ryerson University, 99 Gerrard Street East, Toronto This panel presentation and discussion organized by the Ryerson University, School of Child and Youth Care, for the Ryerson community and civil society will focus on the recent review by the …

Cyberbullying Report

Post submitted by CCRC Board Member, Lisa Wolff of UNICEF Canada: The Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights released an important report for Canada’s children Wednesday, Cyberbullying Hurts: Respect for Rights in the Digital Age. The Committee’s key message is that focus is needed on prevention, mainly through digital citizenship information and education, with less default …

Live blog of Child Rights Committee Hearing

CCRC and our child rights experts provided live blogging of Canada’s appearance before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child on September 26 and 27. The live webcast of the review was from 9am to 12pm EST on September 26th and 4am to 7am/9am to 12pm EST on September 27th at www.treatybodywebcast.org . The …