Confronting Stigma: Children’s right to be free from substance-use stigma and its harm

Check out the amazing work done by CCRC member, Starlings, on substance-use stigma. Starlings notes: “Stigma harms youth whose parents have a substance use disorder, that when we increase supports to families we will decrease risk for mental illness, substance use disorder, and suicide, and by exposing the systemic barriers that harms families, and address …

Winning entries for the 2nd annual writing competition

Thank you to our sponsor, The Love of Reading Foundation. We are so grateful for your support! Congrats to all the winners! Wonderful submissions. Ages 7-10 1st place: Bettita Valerio “Diane vs the Bullies” Toronto, ON, Holy Family Catholic School Ages 11-14 1st place: Sarah Cunningham “I don’t have a voice”, Montreal, Quebec, Ecole FACE …

We are looking for young people interested in being researchers!

Researchers from King’s University College at Western, McGill University, and the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), would like to invite children entering grades 7, 8 and 9 from Ontario to participate in a qualitative participatory action research (PAR) project in which the children are also …

Supporting children during times of uncertainty: resources for adults and kids

We know this is a time of uncertainty in the world. Educators, parents, and other supporting adults want to help children to understand and process what is happening. Here are two separate resource sheets, one for kids, and one for adults, that provides some ways to think about how to support children during this time.

Interview with Board Member Candace Blake-Amarante about the CCRC Writing Competition

This interview was done with Montreal Families to promote our writing competition. Check out the article here. What is the CCRC writing competition, and what is its goal? The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) writing competition was created to help inform children about the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the …

2nd Annual Children’s Writing Competition

Our second annual writing competition is underway! It is a chance for children and young people to engage with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UN CRC) in English and French, and reflect on how it matters in their own lives. This contest is open to children and young people in …

Children Write: Child Rights Writing Competition Winners

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children is excited to announce the 2021 winners of the Children Write: Child Rights Competition! Junior Category Winners (Grades 7-9) 1st place: ““Bystander” by Sarah Elman Elementary Category Winners (Grades 4-6) 1st place: “Piece by Piece” by Leila Katara Apale 2nd place: “Stand Up Stand Tall” by Sarah Cunningham …