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 …

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 …

New book on Monitoring State Compliance with the UN CRC

A comprehensive book has just been published that will be of interest to many of you: Monitoring State Compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.  The book was edited by Ziba Vaghri, Jean Zermatten, Gerison Lansdown and Roberta Ruggiero. Those who wish to purchase a soft- or hardcover book, may so do …

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 …

Joint Children’s Rights Alliance & UCC event: Incorporating the UNCRC into National Law

Invitation to Webinar:Joint Children’s Rights Alliance and UCC event on Incorporating the UNCRC intoNational Law To mark International Children’s Day, the Children’s Rights Alliance and UCC will host an online event with Professor Ursula Kilkelly and Professor Laura Lundy to discuss their recently published book ‘Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’, …

Letter to Minister Guilbeault

As a follow up to our meeting with Minister Guilbeault in March 2021, the CCRC and other children’s rights groups submitted a letter, asking for the Ministry of Canadian Heritage to do the following: Share drafts of what Canada plans to submit in December to the Committee long enough in advance to facilitate some discussion …