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 …

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

Check out this message from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) on Ending Violence Against Children on their new webinar series, and how to sign up for the first webinar on May 6. As part of the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children’s Together to #ENDviolence global campaign, the Public Health Agency of …

Ending Violence Against Children in Canada

This spring, join the CCRC and global partners as we work together to #ENDViolence against children. As we announced at the end of last year, the activities in the next few months are an important next step toward the ambitious goal of ending all forms of violence against children by 2030, one of the Sustainable …

A Child’s Views & Preferences in the new Divorce Act

Changes to the Divorce Act took effect on March 1, 2021. As the Department of Justice notes, these changes will help parents, family justice professionals and judges consider a child’s views and preferences when making decisions about parenting responsibilities. The rights of children to have their voices heard (see General Comment 12). It is a …