Vulnerable Children

CCRC Commentary on the Right to Education

April 28, 2021

Education is not a one-size fits all. It was not pre-pandemic and will not be post-pandemic. Children have diverse needs and abilities that vary based on their individual contexts. Unfortunately, their diverse abilities and needs have not been fully considered nor have their voices been heard since the beginning of the pandemic. Check out the […]

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Ending Violence Against Children

December 16, 2020

Ending Violence Against Children in Canada On December 15 the global network to End Violence Against Children (EVAC) launched a major campaign for the coming year.  It is a next step toward the ambitious goal of ending all forms of violence against children by 2030, one of the Sustainable Development Goals. 2021 will feature global campaigns, […]

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Children’s Rights in Health Care: Equitable Treatment for Indigenous Children

October 26, 2020

The CCRC is drawing attention to a new book that provides evidence of  systemic  discrimination within the health care system and its impacts for indigenous children. Join a webinar to learn more. To register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/confronting-meical-colonialism-fighting-for-a-hand-to-hold-book-launch-tickets-122093010481 

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Children with Disabilities: Time for Action

June 1, 2020

May 31 to June 6 is National AccessAbility Week.  It is a time to celebrate the contributions of persons with disabilities and recognize work being done to remove barriers to their full participation. This year the CCRC is highlighting actions Canada needs to take to fulfill the rights of children with disabilities under two different […]

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Children’s Rights Need to be Central in Child Welfare

September 7, 2019

On September 6, 2019 the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal ordered the Canadian government to pay compensation to First Nations children who had suffered from discrimination and violation of their rights in Canada’s child welfare systems.  The amount of the award for each child is to be determined through an independent process. The total cost is […]

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Progress for Children’s Rights in the Business Sector

January 19, 2018

Canada announced this week that a new ombudsperson will be appointed to investigate violations of human rights by Canadian businesses operating globally.  This is a positive response to part of one recommendation that Canada received after the last review of children’s rights in Canada.  The new office will focus first on the extractive sector, but […]

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Children with Disabilities: Recommendations for Canada

June 19, 2017

The rights of children with disabilities received attention during the first review of how Canada implements the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  The Concluding Observations includes recommendations relating to: inclusive education and teacher training; services for parents so disability is not a reason to put a child in care; access to services for […]

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