Young Canadians File Court Challenge to Lower Federal Voting Age – Calling it Unconstitutional

Check out the voting age court challenge (CCRC is a proud supporter!). Also check out this infographic! TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2021 – A group of Canadian children and youth are set to make history, opening the  possibility that they and their peers may be able to cast a ballot in the next federal election. The …

Join the Global Forum for Children & Youth: Together to #ENDviolence Spotlight Session

INVITATION: Together to #ENDviolence spotlight session at the Global Forum for Children & Youth (CY21) Co-hosted by UNICEF and the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, the Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21) will be held virtually from 7 to 9 December 2021. CY21 will bring together children and young people alongside senior leaders from the United Nations, …

UNICEF Canada’s Youth Activism Summit: Wrap up and access to recordings

UNICEF Canada was joined by special guests at their Youth Activism Summit on November 19 including: Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Megan Leslie (President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada), Meenu Sikand (Founder & CEO, Accessibility for All; Executive Lead – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Holland Bloorview Kids …

Webinar on the Janusz Korczak Assocation

Check out our webinar from Dec. 2 with Jerry Nussbaum and Irwin Elman for a discussion about Janusz Korczak’s contributions to children’s rights, the association in his name, and the proposed UBC Chair. They also discussed the Janusz Korczak Association, which has the following goals: – To foster the knowledge about Dr. Korczak’s work and …

Letter to Endorsers of the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

Letter that the CCRC sent on Nov. 19 to the 658 organizations and individuals who signed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. Dear Endorser of the Joint Statement, November 20 is National Child Day – this day is meant to remind us of the importance of the rights of children in …

Letters to new Ministers regarding the 5th/6th UN CRC Review

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) congratulates Minister Lametti, Minister Duclos, Minister Gould, and Minister Rodriguez on their re-appointment to Cabinet as Ministers of Justice, Health, Families, Children and Social Development, and Canadian Heritage respectively. Within the next month all four of these ministers have an opportunity to show leadership on children’s …