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 …

Submission to the Ministry of Canadian Heritage Consultation on On-line Harms Legislation

The CCRC appreciates the government’s intention to adopt legislation regarding on-line safety, including regulations for social media platforms. On-line activity and network media have become an integral part of the lives of young people, with both benefits and risks. The purpose of this submission is to suggest improvements for the package outlined in the discussion …

Federal Election 2021: Implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

During this federal election, we have not seen enough attention to the rights violations faced by First Nations, Metis and Inuit children and youth. Furthermore, not all parties have committed to implementing the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action. This is long over-due, and we stand with Indigenous and non-Indigenous allies in demanding that whichever …