UN Review of Canada: Child Rights Connect information about the 90th Session (May 2022)

See below for a message from Child Rights Connect about Canada’s appearance at the UN on May 17/18 Recording of session briefing English: (Passcode: Mu3LD1h$) Session live comments Remember that if an issue is not raised by the Committee during the session dialogue, it cannot be included in the Concluding Observations! Send your critical comments …

Additional Submissions to the UN CRC

Canada is under review for implementation of children’s rights across the country.  Alternative reports and additional submissions to the official government report are an important part of the process.  Young people and groups who work with children provide missing information and different perspectives on the situation of children in Canada.  The CCRC prepared an umbrella …

Survey for young people under 18 on children’s rights

Take this survey on young people’s rights to help inform government about what children and youth think about their rights and the UN process. UNICEF Canada created this survey in partnership with the CCRC. Please share widely! Deadline extended to April 29th!! French English This survey is part of our project with the Ministry of …

Letter to Minister Bennett on Repealing Section 43

We congratulate the Honourable Carolyn Bennett in her new role as Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health. During her tenure as Minister of these important files, she has an opportunity to show leadership on children’s rights in a variety of ways, most notably by working to end corporal punishment in …

Letters to new Ministers regarding the 5th/6th UN CRC Review

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) congratulates Minister Lametti, Minister Duclos, Minister Gould, and Minister Rodriguez on their re-appointment to Cabinet as Ministers of Justice, Health, Families, Children and Social Development, and Canadian Heritage respectively. Within the next month all four of these ministers have an opportunity to show leadership on children’s …