Senator Stan Kutcher event on Repealing Sec 43: Sept. 24 at 11am EST

Senator Stan Kutcher has tabled a Private Member’s Bill in the Canadian Senate to repeal the criminal defense to ‘reasonable corrective force’.  Repeal of that law was one of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ 94 Calls to Action. Senator Kutcher has joined with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation, as well as two initiatives …

2 Bills on Ending Corporal Punishment in Canada

Canada is in the unusual situation of having two private member’s bills tabled that call for repeal of section 43 of the Criminal Code – the law that allows physical punishment of children. Last month, Peter Julian (MP, New Westminster-Burnaby) tabled a bill in the House of Commons. Last week, Senator Stan Kutcher tabled a …

Global Summit to End Violence Against Children

Since its launch in 2020, the Together to #ENDviolence global campaign and Solutions Summit Series has amplified and strengthened the movement to end violence against children. The culmination of the Together to #ENDviolence campaign and Solutions Summit Series will take place at a centre-piece high-level Leaders’ Event on Tuesday 14th, 2022 – bringing together the …

International Day to #EndCorporalPunishment: It’s Time to Act Now

From End Violence Against Children Partnership Corporal Punishment is the most common form of violence against children, often occurring at the hands of those whom children trust the most – their caregivers. Around 4 in 5 of all children aged 2-14 years worldwide are subjected to violent forms of discipline in their own homes.  Corporal …

Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code: End Physical Punishment in Canada

Please find the Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code. It lays out the reasons that repeal is necessary, the long-lasting issues of physical punishment, and what the implications of repeal would be. The CCRC is proud to be a supporter of the Rationale for Repeal, along with many others including: CHEO, …

Join the Global Forum for Children & Youth: Together to #ENDviolence Spotlight Session

INVITATION: Together to #ENDviolence spotlight session at the Global Forum for Children & Youth (CY21) Co-hosted by UNICEF and the Governments of Botswana and Sweden, the Global Forum for Children and Youth (CY21) will be held virtually from 7 to 9 December 2021. CY21 will bring together children and young people alongside senior leaders from the United Nations, …

Letter to Endorsers of the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

Letter that the CCRC sent on Nov. 19 to the 658 organizations and individuals who signed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. Dear Endorser of the Joint Statement, November 20 is National Child Day – this day is meant to remind us of the importance of the rights of children in …