Children are not allowed to vote but they will be affected by the results of the upcoming federal election. Everyone can speak up to ensure that children’s policies are part of the public discussion this fall. It is timely because 2019 is the 30th Anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Children fare better in countries where the Convention is implemented. Canada lags behind other countries in many areas of children’s rights.
The CCRC sent a letter to each leader of a federal political party in June, asking them to consider 10 Steps for Children, as they develop their platforms for the election. We invite everyone to ask questions about any of the 10 Steps for Children that you wish to highlight. Check out the letter and suggested questions:
10 Steps for Children: Letter to leaders of all political parties
10 Steps for Children: Suggested questions for use in the 2019 election
If you would like more information about any of the policies proposed by the CCRC, please send an enquiry to firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNICEF Canada, a member of the Coalition, has launched an election campaign, Vote for Every Child. For more information and opportunities to participate, go to: #Vote for Every Child.