CCRC feature: What about kids under 12? The importance of prioritizing young children and listening to their perspectives when lifting Covid restrictions

Much of the public focus around COVID-19 vulnerability has been placed on seniors in our communities, and rightfully so. Thankfully, many of the oldest members of communities across Canada have started to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, and in some cases are now fully vaccinated. As more of the population is vaccinated, talk has turned to reopening. …

Public Health Agency of Canada’s Webinar Series on Ending Violence Against Children

Public Health Agency of Canada Webinar Series – Preventing and Addressing Violence Against Children The Public Health Agency of Canada is pleased to announce a webinar series focused on efforts to prevent and address violence against children across Canada. As part of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children’s Together to #ENDviolence global campaign, …

Corporal punishment and the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence

Check out our letter to Minister Monsef on why corporal punishment should be considered in the drafting of the National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence. May 25, 2021 Dear Minister Monsef, As advocates for children’s rights, we look forward to the implementation of a comprehensive National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence. As a core foundation, …

Children Write: CCRC writing competition

A reminder that the CCRC’s first annual writing competition closes June 1. This contest is open to students in Canada from grades 4 through 12.   Please share widely with your networks!! Here is the link to the English competition submission form and the French form. Deadline: June 1, 2021 Each student is eligible to …

Voting age challenge

The CCRC continues to participate, alongside Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights (Asper Centre), and other organizations, as they pursue a court challenge on Canada’s minimum voting age before the end of the year. This project has received second-stage funding from the Court Challenges Program, which helps finance …