Children’s Rights Monitoring

Be Part of the Fifth/Sixth Review of Children’s Rights in Canada:   The CCRC plans to use this review to make gains for children in Canada through a robust strategy in Canada as well as submitting alternative reports to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.  We invite all groups with an interest in the rights and well-being of children in Canada to be part of the review process.  Specific details of our plans are evolving.  Learn more about the process and how the CCRC can help you be part of it.

Third/Fourth Review: In 2012 the CCRC released a strategic analysis of children’s rights in Canada. It was widely used in Canada and submitted to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child for Canada’s Third/Fourth Review.

CCRC report on children’s rights in Canada (English).     Report in French. 
Key Points about the CCRC Alternative Report

CCRC report in sections for download:

Recommendations to Canada from UN Committee:

Action Plan for Implementing the Recommendations

The CCRC proposed 10 Steps for Children in Canada to begin implementation of the recommendations.   We continue to promote these reasonable measures to advance children’s rights in Canada.

2016: Progress on the Recommendations

A fact sheet samples improvements made, actions underway, and areas needing attention before the next review.  2016 is the 25th Anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the Convention, but implementation remains a challenge.

Sexual Exploitation of Children

The first review of Canada under the Optional Protocol on Sexual Exploitation was also done in 2012.

Convention on the Rights of the Child

The Convention addresses all aspects of a child’s life.  It supports  full development of the potential of each child: The Convention of the Rights of the Child

Child-friendly copy of the Convention: CRC Poster_English;   CRC Poster_French

Research Reports on Specific Themes in the Report

For more detailed background research reports on themes in the CCRC report, send request to