Webinar on our Anti-Discrimination Children’s Rights Writing Competition

February 16, 2021

Join us on March 31 at noon EST for a webinar launching our Children Write! competition. We will be joined by Hala Mreiwed, Gulzar R. Charania, Christine Bogert & Ben Peebles. Entries can be submitted in French or English. Click here to sign up: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/children-write-tickets-141312007017?aff=ebdsoporgprofile Check out

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Right to Education During COVID-19: Open Letter calls for school re-openings

February 3, 2021

An open letter signed by more than 100 Canadian doctors, including some of the country’s top pediatric experts, is calling on provincial governments across the country to reopen schools and to keep them open. The letter is being sent to all premiers and ministers of education and health.   See

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More than the January Blues: Why More Mental Health Supports are Needed for Children & Youth

January 25, 2021

Author: Cathy Xie (University of Toronto undergraduate student & CCRC volunteer) In Canada, January can be a hard month: the weather is chilly, and winter looms ahead. This January is particularly challenging for many Canadians, as the lockdown due to COVID-19 continues. Many young people undoubtedly have a case of the January blues at this […]

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Not enough in-person school hours for Vancouver School Board secondary students: A violation of the right to education

January 20, 2021

Read our new piece by Mary Kestler, Jen Grant, Laavanya Srichandramohan and Kate Butler about education as a right. As of September 2020, elementary students of The Vancouver School Board (VSB) have been in full-time instruction alongside neighbouring school districts in BC. However within this same timeframe, VSB secondary students have been largely forgotten – […]

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Fighting for Child Rights One Word At a Time: My Experience as a CCRC Intern

January 18, 2021

Working in the non-profit sector was something that has always been important to me. It has consistently brought me joy knowing that even the smallest of tasks served a much larger purpose. So, when given the opportunity to work as a communications intern for the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), I was […]

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Postponement of UN Review of Canada to Jan 2022

January 13, 2021

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has announced that the review of Canada will not occur until January 2022. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, all sessions have been postponed by one session. Therefore, the deadline to send additional information is 15th December 2021. The CCRC continues to engage in this […]

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Happy new year – looking forward to working together on children’s rights

January 7, 2021

Hello everyone, Happy new year. As we turn the page on 2020, the CCRC looks forward to continuing to work with our members and partners to make children’s rights work better in Canada. Here are 3 issues that will keep us busy in 2021. First, we want to once again draw your attention to the […]

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