Canada is under review for implementation of children’s rights across the country. Alternative reports and additional submissions to the official government report are an important part of the process. Young people and groups who work with children provide missing information and different perspectives on the situation of children in Canada. The CCRC prepared an umbrella report and worked with others to encourage a wide range of reports. Some deal with many issues. Some deal with one specific issue. Some describe the situation of one group of children. Others focus of children’s rights in one part of the country. Together these reports provide a rich resource for the review and for continuing work on children’s rights in Canada.
In April 2022, Civil Society Organizations were encouraged to submit Additional Submissions to the CRC because of the delays in the UN Review process due to COVID-19. Here are many of the Additional Submissions.