Letter to government ministers about taking action on the Concluding Observations from the CCRC

In June, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child released their Concluding Observations for Canada in relation to the 5th/6th Review. The CCRC has written a letter to all government ministers asking them to take seriously children’s rights in Canada, report on steps already underway, and develop a comprehensive public response to all …

CCRC Press Release on UN CRC’s Concluding Observations

PRESS RELEASE   Children’s Organizations urge Canada to act on the recommendations received from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. For Immediate Release   Toronto, June 9, 2022 – In response to Canada’s appearance before the Committee on the Rights  of the Child on May 17 & 18, 2022, the UN Committee today released …

UN Review of Canada: Child Rights Connect information about the 90th Session (May 2022)

See below for a message from Child Rights Connect about Canada’s appearance at the UN on May 17/18 Recording of session briefing English: (Passcode: Mu3LD1h$) Session live comments Remember that if an issue is not raised by the Committee during the session dialogue, it cannot be included in the Concluding Observations! Send your critical comments …

Survey for young people under 18 on children’s rights

Take this survey on young people’s rights to help inform government about what children and youth think about their rights and the UN process. UNICEF Canada created this survey in partnership with the CCRC. Please share widely! Deadline extended to April 29th!! French English This survey is part of our project with the Ministry of …

New book on Monitoring State Compliance with the UN CRC

A comprehensive book has just been published that will be of interest to many of you: Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The book was edited by Ziba Vaghri, Jean Zermatten, Gerison Lansdown and Roberta Ruggiero. Those who wish to purchase a soft- or hardcover book, may so do …