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 …

July 2021 Right to Education commentary: Analyzing the effects of the pandemic on R2E for children in Ontario

This winter, the CCRC was pleased to have Joie Chow, a third year law student at the University of Toronto, join us to write a paper on right to education and the pandemic. Joie states that the changes in learning methods caused by COVID-19 have had a detrimental effect on the right to education for …

#Vote16 Canada

Check out why the CCRC is proud to support Senator McPhedron’s bill, S209 on lowering the voting age. This website gives a good overview of the issues and what the bill proposes: #Vote16 Canada. Consider joining the movement to lower the voting age, and allow 16 year olds to vote.