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 …

May 2021 Right to Education Commentary

Children’s Rights and Education from the Perspective(s) of Children and Youth Dr. Daniella Bendo, of King’s University College at Western (Childhood and Social Institutions), and CCRC Board Member discusses how the pandemic has highlighted the lack of children’s rights awareness and implementation in Canada, and where we can go from here to re-prioritize children’s participation …

CCRC Commentary on the Right to Education

Education is not a one-size fits all. It was not pre-pandemic and will not be post-pandemic. Children have diverse needs and abilities that vary based on their individual contexts. Unfortunately, their diverse abilities and needs have not been fully considered nor have their voices been heard since the beginning of the pandemic. Check out the …