Opinion piece by Kathy Vandergrift, former President and Chair of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children

Repeated failures to protect children from institutional abuse should receive more attention than a Canadian cardinal’s chances to become the next Pope. The failure to protect children is at the centre of the class action lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church in Quebec and the recent class action lawsuit against a Christian school in Saskatoon. It is time for Canada to learn from Australia and Ireland where the failure of institutions to protect children’s right to grow up free from violence became the subject of royal commissions. Read full opinion piece below.

End Canada’s failure to protect children – Opinion Piece by Kathy Vandergrift, former President and Chair of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (46 downloads)

Please note that these are the views of the author, not the CCRC.

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