Canada’s response to the fourth Universal Periodic Review (UPR4) is now available online on the United Nations Human Rights Council website (OHCHR | Universal Periodic Review – Canada). Ambassador Leslie E. Norton, Permanent Representative of Canada to the UN in Geneva, will be presenting Canada’s response at the Human Rights Council (date to be confirmed). We will keep you posted on any updates. 

Recent Publication from the Office of Senator Rosemary Moodie: From Vision to Reality: On a National Strategy for Children and Youth in Canada. The results of the consultations with children, youth, and advocates across the country on the need for a National Strategy inspired Senator Moodie’s recently tabled bill, Bill S-282, An Act respecting a national strategy for children and youth in Canada. If you or your organization is willing to write a letter of support for Bill S-282, you can contact Senator Moodie’s office

Opportunity to join the Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC): On March 14, 2024, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, along with the Honourable Marci Ien, Minister of Women and Gender Equality and Youth, launched a campaign to recruit members for the next Prime Minister’s Youth Council (PMYC). Please share with children and youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are interested in sharing their voices, perspectives, and opinions with Government of Canada officials to influence policies and decisions in Canada. The deadline to apply is April 14, 2024, at 11:59 pm (Pacific Time). For more information and to access the application form visit: https://www.canada.ca/en/campaign/prime-ministers-youth-council.html?utm_source=canada-ca-youth-council-en&utm_medium=vurl&utm_campaign=vurl

CCRC Annual Membership Renewal (January- December) or to become a new member.Thank you for continuing to support the CCRC. We are excited and ready for another year of advocating for children’s rights! 

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