Author: Kate Butler

CCRC submission on Bill C28:

June 6, 2021

Right to a health environment in Canada’s Environmental Protection Legislation Check out our submission by former CCRC Chair, Kathy Vandergrift, on Bill C28. The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) appreciates the proposal in Bill C-28 to recognize the right to a healthy environment in Canada’s Environmental Protection Legislation (CEPA). This begins to […]

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CCRC statement on the findings at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

May 31, 2021

Late last week, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the devastating news that the findings from a survey of the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School have uncovered the remains of 215 children buried at the site.  It appears that these remains are of missing children whose deaths have not been documented. According to CBC News, The […]

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

May 29, 2021

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. […]

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

May 28, 2021

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, […]

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CCRC Endorses ‘Let the Children Play’ Call to Action

May 27, 2021

The CCRC stands with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, SickKids and researchers from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto in sending a call to action to prioritize children’s health and development during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the full call to action.

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

May 25, 2021

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, […]

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Children Write: CCRC writing competition

May 18, 2021

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 […]

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