Children’s Rights in Canada

Children Write: Child Rights Writing Competition Winners

July 5, 2021

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 […]

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

June 30, 2021

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.

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Ending Violence Against Children in Canada- webinar with Dr. Debra Pepler & Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin Sweden

June 13, 2021

Join the CCRC as we host Dr. Debra Pepler, Professor of Psychology at York University, and Commissioner Elisabeth Dahlin from the Children’s Ombudsperson (Sweden) in a conversation about ending violence against children. In particular, Dr. Pepler & Commissioner Dahlin talk about the lessons Canada can learn from other jurisdictions that have made progress in ending […]

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CCRC submission on Bill C28:

June 6, 2021

Right to a health environment in Canada’s Environmental Protection Legislation Check out our submission by former CCRC Chair, Kathy Vandergrift, on Bill C28. The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) appreciates the proposal in Bill C-28 to recognize the right to a healthy environment in Canada’s Environmental Protection Legislation (CEPA). This begins to […]

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CCRC statement on the findings at the former Kamloops Indian Residential School

May 31, 2021

Late last week, the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation announced the devastating news that the findings from a survey of the grounds of the former Kamloops Indian Residential School have uncovered the remains of 215 children buried at the site.  It appears that these remains are of missing children whose deaths have not been documented. According to CBC News, The […]

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CCRC Endorses ‘Let the Children Play’ Call to Action

May 27, 2021

The CCRC stands with Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, SickKids and researchers from the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work at the University of Toronto in sending a call to action to prioritize children’s health and development during the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the full call to action.

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Children Write: CCRC writing competition

May 18, 2021

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 […]

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