End Canada’s failure to protect children

Opinion piece by Kathy Vandergrift, former President and Chair of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children Repeated failures to protect children from institutional abuse should receive more attention than a Canadian cardinal’s chances to become the next Pope. The failure to protect children is at the centre of the class action lawsuits against …

Child rights mainstreaming: survey for civil society

Check out this news from Child Rights Connect: The UN Core Group leading the development of the Secretary-General guidance note on child rights mainstreaming has published the online survey for civil society in English, French and Spanish, in order to gather inputs from you! OHCHR is in the lead of the consultations with civil society, including children. Deadline: …

Global Disability Summit 2022

Title: Applying the UN CRPD to the COVID-19 pandemic: how we can use the UN CRPD as a framework for analysis and to help identifying the needs of persons with disabilities during the pandemic and in the recovery process. When: February 17th, 2022 Time: 1pm to 2:30pm (EST) Register here: https://mcgill.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscOGgqDkiG9N18Fc_HBC3zxyIqJgNhVya CART, ASL and ISL …

Federal Election 2021: Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

During this federal election, we have not seen enough attention to the rights violations faced by First Nations, Metis and Inuit children and youth. Furthermore, not all parties have committed to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. This is long over-due, and we stand with Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies in demanding that whichever …

CCRC Submission to the Senate on Bill C6: An Act to amend the criminal code (Conversion Therapy)

The CCRC wrote a submission to the Senate as it deliberates on Bill C6: An act to amend the criminal code. This is an important bill as it prohibits conversion therapy, which is extremely damaging to young people, and violates their human rights.

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. …