Child Engagement on 5th/6th UN Review: Final Report from Child & Youth Advisory Team

Children and young people are experts on their own lives. They are the ones who are living their lives and know best how certain situations affect them. They can provide valuable feedback and insight into their circumstances and can inform decisions and policies related to them. They can be powerful advocates for themselves and can …

Shaking the Movers 2023!

Join 2023 Shaking the Movers, an interactive event for young people to participate in discussions about rights. Further details are available on the Landon Pearson Centre’s website: https://carleton.ca/landonpearsoncentre/shaking-the-movers/ Young people aged 13-19 in Canada are invited to join our virtual Shaking the Movers (STM) conference at TMU on Nov. 19-20! We especially encourage participation from young people in areas where …

#VOTE 16: Private member’s bill fails in HOC but momentum builds

The CCRC watched the vote in the House of Commons on Wednesday regarding lowering the voting age with much interest. As we’ve discussed, this is an important issue for children’s political rights – having the right to vote is one that adults often take lightly, but we know that children are missing out. NDP MP …

Press release on the eve of Canada’s appearance at the UN CRC

CANADA BEFORE THE UN COMMITTEE ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD:CIVIL SOCIETY GROUPS URGE COMMITTEE TO ASK TOUGH QUESTIONS ONCANADA’S RECORDFor Immediate Release Montreal, May 16, 2022 – On the eve of Canada’s appearance before the Committee on the Rightsof the Child, several civil society groups are calling on the UN to probe Canada’s record …