CCRC Submission to the Senate on Bill C6: An Act to amend the criminal code (Conversion Therapy)

The CCRC wrote a submission to the Senate as it deliberates on Bill C6: An act to amend the criminal code. This is an important bill as it prohibits conversion therapy, which is extremely damaging to young people, and violates their human rights.

Corporal punishment and the National Action Plan on Gender-Based Violence

Check out our letter to Minister Monsef on why corporal punishment should be considered in the drafting of the National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence. May 25, 2021 Dear Minister Monsef, As advocates for children’s rights, we look forward to the implementation of a comprehensive National Action Plan on Gender-based Violence. As a core foundation, …

Climate Change Court Challenge: Children’s Rights at Supreme Court

Update March 25, 2021: Today, the Supreme Court of Canada decided in favour of the federal government. Three thoughts as we continue to push for greater attention to children’s rights and the impact for their environments: 1. CCRC welcomes the Court’s finding that climate change is a matter of national concern and that the federal …

Criminal Justice Reform and Children’s Rights

Children in Canada have less protection against violence than adults do.  Current plans to reform Canada’s criminal justice system provide an opportunity to make the right of children to be free from all forms of violence, Article 19 in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, part of Canadian law.    Stated plans to …

Family Law Reform and Children’s Rights

Children are affected when their parents go through a divorce, but their rights are not well-protected in Canada’s current family laws.  The CCRC welcomes plans to modernize the law and expand the unified family court system.  Stronger protection for the rights of children should be central to this process.  It is also an opportunity for …