Author: Kate Butler

Ending Violence Against Children in Canada

April 21, 2021

This spring, join the CCRC and global partners as we work together to #ENDViolence against children. As we announced at the end of last year, the activities in the next few months are an important next step toward the ambitious goal of ending all forms of violence against children by 2030, one of the Sustainable […]

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A Child’s Views & Preferences in the new Divorce Act

April 20, 2021

Changes to the Divorce Act took effect on March 1, 2021. As the Department of Justice notes, these changes will help parents, family justice professionals and judges consider a child’s views and preferences when making decisions about parenting responsibilities. The rights of children to have their voices heard (see General Comment 12). It is a […]

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Budget 2021: One big piece, many little pieces, but coherence missing for Canada’s children

April 20, 2021

Prepared by Kathy Vandergrift and Kate Butler Early Learning and Child Care received a major boost in Budget 2021, with a $30 billion budget over 5 years and a commitment to long-term funding for a national system of support for young children and their families. From a children’s rights perspective, the commitment to equitable access […]

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#EndCorporalPunishment in April

April 8, 2021

The CCRC wants to share a campaign from the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, which focuses on amplifying calls to end corporal punishment of children as part of the Together to #ENDviolence global campaign and International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children on 30th April. Two high-level conferences will focus on ending […]

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CCRC Response to Toronto/Peel School Closures

April 6, 2021

School closures may be necessary but we need a consistent action plan

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Climate change ruling by the Supreme Court

March 25, 2021

We were an intervenor on the Supreme Court ruling on climate change. 3 thoughts: 1. CCRC welcomes the Court’s finding that climate change is a matter of national concern and that the federal government has a mandate to address it under its power to act to protect peace, order, and good government.  The CCRC argued […]

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March 2021 Update on 5th/6th UN Review

March 19, 2021

Check out this powerpoint for a brief update on what the CCRC continues to advocate for in the 5th/6th Review.

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