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: …

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 …

Children Write: Children’s Writing Competition Submission Form & Poster

Children Write: Children’s Rights Writing Competition The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a network of Canadian organizations and individuals who promote respect for the rights of children. Its purpose is to: exchange information; provide public education materials about the Convention on the Rights of the Child; monitor implementation of the Convention …

Fighting for Child Rights One Word At a Time: My Experience as a CCRC Intern

Working in the non-profit sector was something that has always been important to me. It has consistently brought me joy knowing that even the smallest of tasks served a much larger purpose. So, when given the opportunity to work as a communications intern for the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), I was …

Postponement of UN Review of Canada to Jan 2022

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child has announced that the review of Canada will not occur until January 2022. Due to the current pandemic of COVID-19, all sessions have been postponed by one session. Therefore, the deadline to send additional information is 15th December 2021. The CCRC continues to engage in this …

National Child Day 2020: Get Serious about Children’s Rights

National Child Day 2020 comes in the middle of the 5th/6th review of children’s rights in Canada.  The review shows the need to get serious about implementing children’s rights in Canada.  It is an opportunity to make our governing systems work better for children.  It is time to move beyond nice statements about children and …

Children Lead Recovery: Throne Speech 2020

There will be no recovery from Covid-19 without a recovery for children.  The CCRC proposes a Five-Step Plan for inclusion in the Throne Speech, to be presented on September 23, 2020. While protecting children dominated the emergency phase of Covid-19, realizing children’s rights to develop and contribute to society will contribute to recovery for parents …