May Events

There is still time to register and be a part of # vote16: Ottawa Summit taking place in person May 29, 2024. For more information and to register: https://vote16.ca/summit. If you are attending the summit, do not forget to drop by the CCRC and Justice for Children and Youth (JFCY) table. Join the International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP) for a virtual …

Updates: Repealing S. 43 & Canada’s fourth Universal Periodic Review 

Repealing S. 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada: Bill C-273 passed the vote at Canada’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights. It will now go to the House for a vote. If it passes, it will go through readings at the Senate. We will keep you posted. A big thank you to everyone …

We Need You to Write Letters Today (April 30 & May 1) to Support Bill C273 to Repeal Section 43

Dear Supporters of Repeal of Section 43, Today is the International Day to End Corporal Punishment of Children.  Today, Lao PDR became the 66th country to prohibit all corporal punishment of children. Yesterday, Canada’s Standing Committee on Justice and Human Rights met to deliberate Bill C-273 which, if passed, will finally repeal section 43 of the …

April Newsletter: Mark your calendars!

April 30 is International Day to #EndCorporalPunishment of children!  Make sure to get involved. For more information on what you can do, visit: End Corporal Punishment; End Corporal Punishment Webinar: What does it take to end corporal punishment of children? Successful norms and behaviour strategies to end corporal punishment of children in society. Monday, April …

Taking Action: Repealing S.43 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Canada has two bills tabled to repeal section 43. Bill S-251, An Act to repeal section 43 of the Criminal Code (Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s call to action number 6). Children and youth are the only people under Canadian law who are not legally protected from assault. When passed, Bill S-251 would extend this …

CCRC Action Webinar: Repealing S.43 of the Criminal Code of Canada

Dear CCRC Members and Friends,  As you know, the CCRC has long supported efforts to repeal s.43 of the Criminal Code of Canada, which allows for the corporal punishment of children. This position is consistent with Truth and Reconciliation Commission Call to Action #6 and has been the subject of no less than 17unsuccessful private Members’ Bills …

CCRC March Newsletter

Canada’s response to the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR4) is now available online on the United Nations Human Rights Council website (OHCHR | Universal Periodic Review – Canada). Ambassador Leslie E. Norton, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN in Geneva, will be presenting Canada’s response at the Human Rights Council (date to be confirmed). We …