Letter that the CCRC sent on Nov. 19 to the 658 organizations and individuals who signed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth.
Dear Endorser of the Joint Statement,
November 20 is National Child Day – this day is meant to remind us of the importance of the rights of children in Canada. This year, our organization is marking this day by recognizing the 658 organizations to date that have endorsed the Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth. Thank you for standing up for children and their rights to protection.
As an endorser of the Joint Statement, your organization has recognized that children have the right to full legal protection from violence. Regrettably, Canada’s law still allows children to be hit and hurt in the name of discipline. Meanwhile, 63 other countries to date have prohibited all physical punishment of children.
The CCRC is a strong supporter of the Joint Statement, and we continue to work alongside allies to end physical punishment of children and youth in Canada. Further information on this issue can be found at the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children website.