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 …

Letter to Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID

See below for a letter from the CCRC sent today to members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID. June 23, 2022 Re:  Medical Assistance in Dying – recommendation for children’s rights approach and considerations in fall committee hearings Dear Mr. Garneau and other members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID, The Canadian Coalition …

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 …

DISRUPTED LIVES: Pandemic Policies for Youth Wellbeing- June 17 at 11am EST

Youth-Engaged Policy: Bringing Youth Perspectives into Governance and Policy June 17th from 11:00 – 13:00 EST. The McGill Department of Equity Ethics and Policy, UNICEF Canada, and the ListenUP! for Youth Wellbeing initiative invite you to the final session of our DISRUPTED LIVES: Pandemic Policies for Youth Wellbeing conference. Panelists will share their experiences developing and using strategies such …

Join us at the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders Event!

Mark your calendars! On 14 June, 2022 at 8 am EST | 2 pm CET, the End Violence Partnership is hosting the Together to #ENDviolence Leaders’ Event.  They are bringing together the end violence community and other critical stakeholders to celebrate progress and catalyse political and financial commitments to end all forms of violence against children.     Join …

Winners of the 2nd annual Children’s Writing Competition!

Thank you to The Love of Reading Foundation for providing gift cards to our winners! We are grateful for your sponsorship of the competition! Ages 7-10 1st place: Bettita Valerio “Diane vs the Bullies” Toronto, ON, Holy Family Catholic School 2nd place:  Leewoo Bae “Hard Work”, Vancouver, BC, Henry Hudson Elementary 3rd place: Liam Carlo …

Press release on the eve of Canada’s appearance at the UN CRC

CANADA BEFORE THE UN COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD:CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS URGE COMMITTEE TO ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS ONCANADA’S RECORDFor Immediate Release Montreal, May 16, 2022 – On the eve of Canada’s appearance before the Committee on the Rightsof the Child, several civil society groups are calling on the UN to probe Canada’s record …