Federal election 2021: Child care & early learning as a rights issue

For far too long, child care has been seen as a private issue for families, rather than a public one in which government leadership is needed. The COVID-19 pandemic has changed this to the extent that employers and public policy makers are taking note of the importance of high quality accessible child care for women’s …

Volunteer needed: website/graphic design

The CCRC is looking for a volunteer to help us with our website upkeep, graphic design, and general maintenance of our online presence. If you have someone who may be interested, please let them know about this opportunity. The CCRC is an umbrella organization that brings together organizations and individuals across Canada to support full …

Children’s Rights Course at UBC

Check out this new children’s rights course at UBC: Message from the Interdisciplinary Studies Graduate Program. This coming Winter Term 1, the ISGP is offering an exciting new course, INDS 502F – Children’s Rights, which may be of interest.  Please see below for the course details and a brief description. INDS 502F 001 (Winter Term 1): 3-credit Children’s Rights Instructors: …

Blog post: The Phoenix consultation – reflection on child rights and the environment

Our summer intern from Humber College, Sarah, reflects upon the Phoenix Consultation, a conference she attended on behalf of the CCRC where young people from across North American came together, along with the UN Special Rapporteur, and an intergenerational group of leaders to discuss issues related to children’s rights and the environment. By Sarah Mountjoy …

Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth

See below for a recent post from CHEO regarding the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. The Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth was developed by a national coalition of organizations facilitated by CHEO. Based on an extensive review of research, the Joint Statement provides an overview of the developmental outcomes associated with …

Letter to Minister Guilbeault

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 …