UNICEF Canada’s Youth Activism Summit: Wrap up and access to recordings

UNICEF Canada was joined by special guests at their Youth Activism Summit on November 19 including: Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth, Megan Leslie (President and CEO of World Wildlife Fund Canada), Meenu Sikand (Founder & CEO, Accessibility for All; Executive Lead – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Holland Bloorview Kids …

Webinar on the Janusz Korczak Assocation

Join the CCRC on December 2nd at 12pm EST for a one-hour webinar with Jerry Nussbaum and Irwin Elman for a discussion about Janusz Korczak’s contributions to children’s rights, the association in his name, and the proposed UBC Chair. They will also talk about the Janusz Korczak Association, which has the following goals: – To …

Letter to Endorsers of the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

Letter that the CCRC sent on Nov. 19 to the 658 organizations and individuals who signed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. Dear Endorser of the Joint Statement, November 20 is National Child Day – this day is meant to remind us of the importance of the rights of children in …

Letters to new Ministers regarding the 5th/6th UN CRC Review

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) congratulates Minister Lametti, Minister Duclos, Minister Gould, and Minister Rodriguez on their re-appointment to Cabinet as Ministers of Justice, Health, Families, Children and Social Development, and Canadian Heritage respectively. Within the next month all four of these ministers have an opportunity to show leadership on children’s …

Shaking the Movers 2021

On November 12, 2021, with the support of Professor Daniella Bendo, Childhood and Youth Studies students at King’s University College at Western will facilitate an online ‘Shaking the Movers’ workshop with young people aged 8-12 years old. Shaking the Movers is the name of the rights-based, collaborative model that was developed by the Landon Pearson Resource …

GlobalChild launch on December 13

GlobalChild is an international team comprised of child rights and child development researchers, advocates, and experts working under the guidance of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. You are invited to the Canadian Launch of the GlobalChild platform which will take place via webinar on December 13th in celebration of the 30th anniversary of …

CCRC Research Partnership News

One of the ways that the CCRC supports child rights work is in our capacity as a research partner to academics and institutions. Here is a newsletter from a project we are a partner on, led by Dr. Tara Collins at Ryerson University, called the International & Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP). The ICCRP involves …