Criminal Justice Reform and Children’s Rights

Children in Canada have less protection against violence than adults do.  Current plans to reform Canada’s criminal justice system provide an opportunity to make the right of children to be free from all forms of violence, Article 19 in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, part of Canadian law.    Stated plans to …

SYMPOSIUM ON CHILD RIGHTS IMPACT ASSESSMENT – YOU’RE INVITED

Please join us for Bringing Children in from the Margins: Symposium on Child Rights Impact Assessment.  This is the first international gathering for Canadian policy makers, child-focused professionals and researchers to explore the growing use of Child Rights Impact Assessment as a process to advance child well-being. On May 14-15 at the University of Ottawa, …

Canadian Children on Agenda of UN Committee

The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child is reviewing Canada’s implementation of the Convention.  This is the third review.  The CCRC met with the commitee on February 6 to highlight the priorities in our report, Right in Principle, Right in Practice, and answer questions about the situation of children in Canada.  Our report, …