Research Reports on Specific Themes
The following research reports provide more details on specific themes in the consolidated report. Some are working documents; they may be updated by CCRC as needed. Note: Due to limited resources, the research reports are only available in English.
General Measures: tools to implement all rights for all children. For additional information see a research report prepared by UNICEF: Not There Yet – Canada’s Implementation of General Measures for Children’s Rights.
Violence against Children: For a more detailed analysis of violence in the family, schools, community and sport: Working-Document-Violence-Against-Children-Research-Report-update-Sept-2011.
Sexual Exploitation: Canada submitted its first report on implementation of the Optional Protocol on Sexual Exploitation (OPSC) in 2009: canadas-first-report-on-op-sec. CCRC did a community-based analysis of the situation in Canada:working-document-sexual-exploitation-research-report; CCRC OPSC research report
Healthy Conditions and Health Care: Research reports on children’s health by government officials, academics, and NGOs point in the same direction. Below are reports used in the CCRC analysis:
- “Their Future Is Now,” Council of Ministers of Health: their-future-is-now.
- “Are We Doing Enough?” Canadian Paediatric Society: are-we-doing-enough-cps-report.
- “Children’s Health Policy, Part I”: raphael-part-1-childrens-health-policy;” Part 2:raphael-part-2-childrens-health-policy;Part3: raphael-part-3-childrens-health-policy; Part4:raphael-part-4-childrens-health-policy.
Workplace Exploitation: Research report on conditions of work and safety for young people: working-document-workplace-exploitation-research-report.
Education: This analysis of the right to education addresses access to education, quality of education under article 29 of the Convention, and teaching children about their rights: working-document-on-right-to-education-research-report.
Awareness of Children’s Rights: For guidelines on youth participation in monitoring children’s rights, go to: Guidelines_for_Child_Participation_in_CRC_Reporting
Youth Justice System: This research report addresses children’s rights in the justice system. It pays particular attention to changes proposed at the time of writing: working-document-youth-justice-research-report.
See also CCRC commentary on Bill C-10:Young-People-and-Bill-C-10-CCRC-Statement
Right to Play: This is the first detailed research report on implementation of the right to play in Canada, using article 31: working-document-on-right-to-play-background-research.
Early Childhood: the CCRC report draws on a number of detailed research reports:
- A Tale of Two Canadas: Implementing Rights in Early Childhood,” by the Childcare Advocacy Association of Canada, February 2011:a-tale-of-two-canadas-implementing-rights-in-early-childhood.
- Early Childhood Education and Care: Next Steps,” by the Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science, and Technology, c. 2009. early-childhood-senate-report early-childhood-senate-report.
Right to Family and Culture: This research focuses on children who leave the child welfare without having support from a secure, long-term, supportive family, and what needs to change for them to realize their rights:working-document-right-to-family-and-culture-research.
Children with Disabilities: Canada recently signed a new Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. This research address rights under both conventions: children-with-disabilities-research-document.
Aboriginal Children: Canada’s Auditor General has named the living conditions of aboriginal children as a top priority for attention. So have others. Read a summary of the issues and proposed actions:Aboriginal-Children-Working-Document.