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: 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 …

#Vote16 Canada

Check out why the CCRC is proud to support Senator McPhedron’s bill, S209 on lowering the voting age. This website gives a good overview of the issues and what the bill proposes: #Vote16 Canada. Consider joining the movement to lower the voting age, and allow 16 year olds to vote.

Preventing Homelessness and Children’s Rights

Canada can do more to prevent youth homelessness, according to research with youth on the street.  Waiting until young people are in crisis is costly in human impact and finances.  Addressing the issues that contribute to youth homelessness coincides with implementing the rights of children.  This is another area where paying attention to children’s rights …