Webinar on the Child Rights Impact Assessment Tool

Join the CCRC & UNICEF Canada on October 10th at 12pm-1:30pm ET to discuss Justice Canada’s Child Rights Impact Assessment Tool. We are thrilled to be joined by Jolane Lauzon and Cassandre Laveaux from Justice Canada. Child Rights Impact Assessment (CRIA) is a tool that helps people understand how a proposed law, policy or decision might affect children’s human rights

This webinar will focus on why CRIAs are an important tool in implementing children’s rights, what civil society hopes to see with this tool, and also will give an overview on the course. The webinar will last 90 minutes, and will include a question and answer period. It will be recorded and available for viewing on our website afterwards.

This course is open for anyone to take.

Webinar details:

Tuesday October 10, 12pm ET – 1:30pm ET

Registration details can be found:



Clementine (Webinar Moderator) is a 3rd-year honours student at Carleton University, who will soon earn a dual Bachelor of Arts degree in both Human Rights & Social Justice and Feminist Studies, with a minor in Community Engagement. They are situated on unceded Anishinaabe Algonquin Land, which is colonially known as Ottawa, ON. Clementine is passionate about intersectional advocacy that promotes child and youth wellbeing. 

Terence Hamilton (he/him) is a policy specialist at UNICEF Canada and a director at the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of the Child.

Kate Butler, PhD, (she/her) is a researcher, non-profit leader, and advocate for the rights of children. She has over 15 years’ experience developing policy, programming, and other initiatives focused on the application of child rights and improving outcomes for children, young people, and other vulnerable populations, and is the current President and Chair of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), as well as an Associate with the International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD). She teaches in the Transforming Child Protection into Wellbeing programme at Royal Roads University.

Cassandre and Jolane will be presenting the Child Rights Impact Assessment tool and e-course developed by Justice Canada that was launched in July 2023. They will explain how this project came to life, how they developed it and what they hope it will accomplish. They will also provide an overview of the content of the course and of the tool. They will be happy to answer any questions the participants may have.

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