New Child Rights Impact Assessment Course

New course by the Ministry of Justice on CRIA (Child Rights Impact Assessments). A 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 course is open for anyone to take. Please share widely with your networks: https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/csj-sjc/cria-erde/index.html.

Check out this call for written submissions from The Ontario Human Rights Commission

CCRC members – please check out and consider submitting to this call for written submissions on practical solutions to combat anti-Black racism TORONTO — The Ontario Human Rights Commission (OHRC) has reached an important milestone with the release of its What We Heard Report on anti-Black racism in Ontario’s publicly-funded education system. The OHRC is now calling …

FPT Meetings in Halifax: Follow up to the Concluding Observations from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child

On June 19-20, 2023, the  federal, provincial, and territorial (FPT) ministers responsible for human rights convened at the Forum of Ministers on Human Rights (FMHR) to address key priorities related to Canada’s international human rights obligations. Co-hosted by the Government of Canada and the Government of Nova Scotia, this meeting was anticipated as a crucial …

Blog from TMU Pro Comms Grad Student, Rubul Thind

My internship at the CCRC has truly been one of the greatest experiences I have had thus far in my academic career! I am a dedicated and compassionate professional with several years of experience as a front-line social worker. When I started my graduate journey at Toronto Metropolitan University, I knew that I wanted an …

CCRC Submission to the UPR of Canada

Universal Periodic Review of Canada March 29, 2023                                                   Submission by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children Who we are: The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a national umbrella group of organizations and individuals committed to the full implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada …

Federal Budget 2023: Small Gains for Children, but More Work to be Done

CCRC Federal 2023 Budget Analysis Prepared by Kate Butler and Kevin Z. Children will benefit from some of the new initiatives included in the 2023 Federal Budget, released on March 28, 2023. However, the lack of a coherent policy framework means that children will also continue to fall through the cracks of a patchwork of …