Join the CCRC for our Annual General Meeting on November 3th 2022 at 12pm EST. Note that this is open to the general public, not just CCRC members. The first hour will be a panel on three pressing issues for children’s rights in Canada. After the panel, we will have a 30 minute AGM, which will include an overview of this year’s activities.


Thursday, November 3 at 12pm EST

To register, email us at and say you’d like to attend.

Panelist information:

We are thrilled to be joined by three experts to chat with us about 3 pressing issues in Canadian children’s rights. Dave Meslin, community activist, author and policy advisor will discuss lowering the voting age; Insiya Mankani, Public Affairs Officer at Action Canada, will discuss children’s right to comprehensive sexuality education; and Leila Sarangi, National Director of Social Action at Campaign 2000 will discuss Campaign 2000’s report card, including sharing the data, how poverty is measured and the implications of this.

Bios of our panelists:

Insiya is the Public Affairs Officer at Action Canada for Sexual Health and Rights where she helps to advance the domestic sexual and reproductive health policy landscape by collaborating with parliamentarians and partner organizations. Prior to Action Canada, Insiya worked at Human Rights Watch as the Senior Advocacy and Development Coordinator. She is based in Toronto, Ontario.

Leila Sarangi is the Director of Social Action at Family Service Toronto and the National Director of
Campaign 2000, a pan-Canadian movement working to end child and family poverty. With over 20 years
of front line, research and policy experience, Leila has learned that the people experiencing systemic
marginalization can be the furthest away from decision making. Her professional experience
demonstrates commitment to connecting lived reality with public policy, advocating with and engaging
people in a meaningful way to inform policy and legislative changes.

Dave Meslin is Toronto-based, co-founded Spacing Magazine and then created the WhoRunsThisTown project in 2006. Later, he founded the Toronto Cyclists Union as well as started started another magazine — Dandyhorse Magazine. Recent projects include curating the Fourth Wall exhibit, which reflects on issues of local politics in Toronto. Meslin is currently a community organizer, promoting his thoughts on political change, cycling reform, and public space issues through his blog. He has written a book called ‘Local Motion: The Art of Civic Engagement in Toronto.’ As an active member of the political community in Toronto, the speeches by Dave Meslin spark passionate dialogue about changing social norms and becoming more action-focused as members of a thriving city.

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