Climate change and children’s rights: panel discussion at the CCRC’s AGM

The focus of the panel at this year’s AGM was about the ways that children’s lives are shaped by climate change, even though they are the least responsible, they are the most affected. This is particularly true for children who are structurally vulnerable, such as Indigenous children, those living in poverty, racialized children, and those …

Join us for the CCRC AGM & Panel on Climate Change (Nov. 4 at 2pm EST)

Join the CCRC for our Annual General Meeting on November 4th at 2pm EST. Note that this is open to the general public, not just CCRC members. The first hour will be a panel on climate change and children’s rights. Then, we will have a 30 minute AGM where we will nominate new board directors, …

Blog post: The Phoenix consultation – reflection on child rights and the environment

Our summer intern from Humber College, Sarah, reflects upon the Phoenix Consultation, a conference she attended on behalf of the CCRC where young people from across North American came together, along with the UN Special Rapporteur, and an intergenerational group of leaders to discuss issues related to children’s rights and the environment. By Sarah Mountjoy …

Climate change ruling by the Supreme Court

We were an intervenor on the Supreme Court ruling on climate change. 3 thoughts: 1. CCRC welcomes the Court’s finding that climate change is a matter of national concern and that the federal government has a mandate to address it under its power to act to protect peace, order, and good government.  The CCRC argued …

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 …

Children in the City: Challenges & Opportunities for Children’s Rights due to COVID-19

By: Stephanie Watt, Geneviève Grégoire-Labrecque, and Kate Butler Children are active participants in city life and deserve to be the focus of city planning, just as adults are. As rights holders, young people should be considered in public policy decisions about city activities, places and events. Unfortunately, that’s rarely been the case. For instance, for several …