Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code: End Physical Punishment in Canada

Please find the Rationale for Repeal of Section 43 of Canada’s Criminal Code. It lays out the reasons that repeal is necessary, the long-lasting issues of physical punishment, and what the implications of repeal would be. The CCRC is proud to be a supporter of the Rationale for Repeal, along with many others including: CHEO, …

Supporting children during times of uncertainty: resources for adults and kids

We know this is a time of uncertainty in the world. Educators, parents, and other supporting adults want to help children to understand and process what is happening. Here are two separate resource sheets, one for kids, and one for adults, that provides some ways to think about how to support children during this time.

Survey for young people under 18 on children’s rights

Take this survey on young people’s rights to help inform government about what children and youth think about their rights and the UN process. UNICEF Canada created this survey in partnership with the CCRC. Please share widely! Deadline extended to April 29th!! French English This survey is part of our project with the Ministry of …

Global Disability Summit 2022

Title: Applying the UN CRPD to the COVID-19 pandemic: how we can use the UN CRPD as a framework for analysis and to help identifying the needs of persons with disabilities during the pandemic and in the recovery process. When: February 17th, 2022 Time: 1pm to 2:30pm (EST) Register here: https://mcgill.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscOGgqDkiG9N18Fc_HBC3zxyIqJgNhVya CART, ASL and ISL …

Letter to Minister Bennett on Repealing Section 43

We congratulate the Honourable Carolyn Bennett in her new role as Minister of Mental Health and Addictions and Associate Minister of Health. During her tenure as Minister of these important files, she has an opportunity to show leadership on children’s rights in a variety of ways, most notably by working to end corporal punishment in …