Author: Kate Butler

July 2021 Right to Education commentary: Analyzing the effects of the pandemic on R2E for children in Ontario

July 20, 2021

This winter, the CCRC was pleased to have Joie Chow, a third year law student at the University of Toronto, join us to write a paper on right to education and the pandemic. Joie states that the changes in learning methods caused by COVID-19 have had a detrimental effect on the right to education for […]

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#Vote16 Canada

July 19, 2021

Check out why the CCRC is proud to support Senator McPhedron’s bill, S209 on lowering the voting age. This website gives a good overview of the issues and what the bill proposes: #Vote16 Canada. Consider joining the movement to lower the voting age, and allow 16 year olds to vote.

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Children Write: Child Rights Writing Competition Winners

July 5, 2021

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children is excited to announce the 2021 winners of the Children Write: Child Rights Competition! Junior Category Winners (Grades 7-9) 1st place: ““Bystander” by Sarah Elman Elementary Category Winners (Grades 4-6) 1st place: “Piece by Piece” by Leila Katara Apale 2nd place: “Stand Up Stand Tall” by Sarah Cunningham […]

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CCRC Submission to the Senate on Bill C6: An Act to amend the criminal code (Conversion Therapy)

June 30, 2021

The CCRC wrote a submission to the Senate as it deliberates on Bill C6: An act to amend the criminal code. This is an important bill as it prohibits conversion therapy, which is extremely damaging to young people, and violates their human rights.

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EVAC: Physical punishment study

June 29, 2021

An article was published yesterday in The Lancet that reviews all prospective longitudinal studies on physical punishment punished since 2002. It was co-authored by Dr. Joan Durrant, a CCRC member and partner. The review was led by a team at University College London and Dr. Elisabeth Gershoff. This review is important because it follows children […]

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Webinar on Ending Violence Against Children: Learning from the INSPIRE framework & Sweden

June 29, 2021

Check out the CCRC webinar on the INSPIRE framework with Dr. Debra Pepler and Commissioner Elisabeth Ohlin. The CCRC was thrilled to host a webinar featuring Dr. Debra Pepler, Professor of Psychology, York University, and Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin from Sweden as they discussed ending childhood violence, with a focus on the INSPIRE framework. In this […]

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Ending Violence Against Children in Canada- webinar with Dr. Debra Pepler & Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin Sweden

June 13, 2021

Join the CCRC as we host Dr. Debra Pepler, Professor of Psychology at York University, and Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin from the Children’s Ombudsperson (Sweden) in a conversation about ending violence against children. In particular, Dr. Pepler & Commissioner Dahlin talk about the lessons Canada can learn from other jurisdictions that have made progress in ending […]

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