Update from #Vote16

Update from CCRC member #Vote16 I’d like to share some great news from Europe. Just last week, the German parliament decided to lower the voting age to 16 for their EU elections! The number of countries, provinces and cities that have enacted #Vote16 continues to grow. You can follow this progress on our global map …

Panel on pressing issues in children’s rights

Check out our recording of the Nov. 3 webinar on children’s rights. Panelists discussed comprehensive sexuality education, child poverty and lowering the voting age. Panelist bios: Insiya Mankani is the Public Affairs Officer at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights where she helps to advance the domestic sexual and reproductive health policy landscape by …

Sign this petition to lower the voting age in Canada

Check out this petition from MP Jenna Sudds about lowering the voting age! Petition to the House of Commons in Parliament assembled Whereas: Voting is a fundamental right for all; Everyone should have the right to choose their own leaders; and Sixteen-year olds are mature, knowledgeable and ready to vote in elections. We, the undersigned, …

Young Canadians File Court Challenge to Lower Federal Voting Age – Calling it Unconstitutional

Check out the voting age court challenge (CCRC is a proud supporter!). Also check out this infographic! TORONTO, Dec. 1, 2021 – A group of Canadian children and youth are set to make history, opening the  possibility that they and their peers may be able to cast a ballot in the next federal election. The …

Federal Election 2021: Childcare

On September 14, Child Care Now has called for a Child Care Summit. Check it out: https://timeforchildcare.ca/ Also, see why we are calling on all parties to consider children as rights-holders when they are making decisions on child care.

Federal election 2021: Child care & early learning as a rights issue

For far too long, child care has been seen as a private issue for families, rather than a public one in which government leadership is needed. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed this to the extent that employers and public policy makers are taking note of the importance of high quality accessible child care for women’s …