Le budget 2018 et les droits de l'enfant

Le budget 2018 du Canada, intitulé Égalité et croissance, ajoute quelques pièces importantes au patchwork de politiques publiques qui soutiennent les enfants, mais laisse des lacunes et des pièces manquantes essentielles à la réalisation des droits de tous les enfants du pays. Le budget 2018 sous l'angle des droits de l'enfant. 

Progress for Children’s Rights in the Business Sector

Canada announced this week that a new ombudsperson will be appointed to investigate violations of human rights by Canadian businesses operating globally.  This is a positive response to part of one recommendation that Canada received after the last review of children’s rights in Canada.  The new office will focus first on the extractive sector, but …

Des changements promis pour la mise en œuvre des droits de l'enfant au Canada

Children’s rights in Canada may benefit from a Ministerial Meeting on Human Rights, held on December 11, 2017.  Ministers from federal, provincial, and territorial governments agreed that the current system for implementing international human rights obligations in Canada is “out-dated” and “needs modernization.”  This was the first Ministerial level meeting on human rights in Canada …

Housing and Children’s Rights

There are two signs of substantive progress in the National Housing Strategy, released on November 22, 2017.  First is the strong focus on housing for vulnerable groups, including low-income families with children, a specific focus on children affected by family violence, and indigenous housing.  Details and dollar amounts are pending, but the direction of the …

Journée nationale de l'enfant 2017 : Les droits de l'enfant peuvent améliorer le fonctionnement du Canada

Les membres de la Coalition célèbrent la Journée nationale de l'enfant avec les enfants de tout le pays le 20 novembre 2017. Nous célébrons également la Convention relative aux droits de l'enfant, qui est à l'origine de cette journée. Cette année, la CCRC attire l'attention sur les avantages potentiels de la Convention relative aux droits de l' ...

Luttes alimentaires et droits de l'enfant

In 2012 Canada was specifically asked to address the high incidence of obesity in children by, among other steps, “ensuring greater regulatory controls over the production and advertisement of fast food and unhealthy foods, especially those targeted to children.  (Concluding Observations, paragraph 64, CRC/C/CAN/CO/3-4, page 15)  This was one recommendation among many  in the last review …

La consommation de marijuana et les jeunes : Lettre ouverte

The CCRC calls for three steps to address the concerns related to marijuana use and young people in an Open Letter to Federal and Provincial Governments: Consider all the rights of young people through a Children’s Rights Impact Assessment of Bill C-45 Implement a comprehensive youth strategy, that includes support services as well as public …