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 with and feedback from youth and civil society organizations to enable a revised government report to be presented that is reflective of civil society concerns.
- Organize transparent conversations with young people both before going to Geneva and after concluding observations are received. Invite relevant cabinet ministers, and focus on what can be done to implement the CRC’s guidance, and how the process of engagement with civil society and children in Canada can be improved.
You can find the full letter here:Letter to Minister Guilbeault_July 2021