Letter to Minister Guilbeault

As a follow up to our meeting with Minister Guilbeault in March 2021, the CCRC and other children’s rights groups submitted a letter, asking for the Ministry of Canadian Heritage to do the following: Share drafts of what Canada plans to submit in December to the Committee long enough in advance to facilitate some discussion …

Postponement of UN Review of Canada to Jan 2022

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has announced that the review of Canada will not occur until January 2022. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, all sessions have been postponed by one session. Therefore, the deadline to send additional information is 15th December 2021. The CCRC continues to engage in this …

Happy new year – looking forward to working together on children’s rights

Hello everyone, Happy new year. As we turn the page on 2020, the CCRC looks forward to continuing to work with our members and partners to make children’s rights work better in Canada. Here are 3 issues that will keep us busy in 2021. First, we want to once again draw your attention to the …

National Child Day 2020: Get Serious about Children’s Rights

National Child Day 2020 comes in the middle of the 5th/6th review of children’s rights in Canada.  The review shows the need to get serious about implementing children’s rights in Canada.  It is an opportunity to make our governing systems work better for children.  It is time to move beyond nice statements about children and …

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Government Report on Children’s Rights in Canada Needs More Analysis

Canada’s 5th-6th report on implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada is now filed with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.  Copies of the report and annexes are available here for your reference.   The report shows some progress since the last review.  Missing is information on outcomes …

Children’s rights under review

Children’s rights in Canada are under review.  The official report, due in July, is now four months late.  Children’s rights are important.  You can help ensure the review is taken seriously. You can use the review process to make progress for your issues.  Read more about it and consider what you can do. Implementing the …