UN CRC: Concluding Observation about intersex children

The CCRC notes that the government of Canada has enacted the Concluding Observation relating to intersex children in the new National 2SLGBTQI+ Action Plan. The Concluding Observation from the 5th/6th Review noted: “In light of the reports that the Canadian legislation allows unnecessary medicalinterventions and surgical treatment on intersex children, the Committee recommendsthat the State …

Philosophical questions & children’s rights

CCRC Board Member Candace Amarante has recently published a dialogue called, “Let’s not talk about it anymore” in Questions: Philosophy for Young People, a very unique journal that publishes work that explores philosophical questions by children and adults alike. Candace was inspired to write this dialogue after considering Article 14 of the United Nations Convention on the …

Confronting Stigma: Children’s right to be free from substance-use stigma and its harm

Check out the amazing work done by CCRC member, Starlings, on substance-use stigma. Starlings notes: “Stigma harms youth whose parents have a substance use disorder, that when we increase supports to families we will decrease risk for mental illness, substance use disorder, and suicide, and by exposing the systemic barriers that harms families, and address …

Letter to Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID

See below for a letter from the CCRC sent today to members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID. June 23, 2022 Re:  Medical Assistance in Dying – recommendation for children’s rights approach and considerations in fall committee hearings Dear Mr. Garneau and other members of the Joint Parliamentary Committee on MAID, The Canadian Coalition …

Winning entries for the 2nd annual writing competition

Thank you to our sponsor, The Love of Reading Foundation. We are so grateful for your support! Congrats to all the winners! Wonderful submissions. Ages 7-10 1st place: Bettita Valerio “Diane vs the Bullies” Toronto, ON, Holy Family Catholic School Ages 11-14 1st place: Sarah Cunningham “I don’t have a voice”, Montreal, Quebec, Ecole FACE …