Child Engagement on 5th/6th UN Review: Final Report from Child & Youth Advisory Team

Children and young people are experts on their own lives. They are the ones who are living their lives and know best how certain situations affect them. They can provide valuable feedback and insight into their circumstances and can inform decisions and policies related to them. They can be powerful advocates for themselves and can …

Letter to government ministers about taking action on the Concluding Observations from the CCRC

In June, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child released their Concluding Observations for Canada in relation to the 5th/6th Review. The CCRC has written a letter to all government ministers asking them to take seriously children’s rights in Canada, report on steps already underway, and develop a comprehensive public response to all …

CCRC Press Release on UN CRC’s Concluding Observations

PRESS RELEASE   Children’s Organizations urge Canada to act on the recommendations received from the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child. For Immediate Release   Toronto, June 9, 2022 – In response to Canada’s appearance before the Committee on the Rights  of the Child on May 17 & 18, 2022, the UN Committee today released …

Joint Children’s Rights Alliance & UCC event: Incorporating the UNCRC into National Law

Invitation to Webinar:Joint Children’s Rights Alliance and UCC event on Incorporating the UNCRC intoNational Law To mark International Children’s Day, the Children’s Rights Alliance and UCC will host an online event with Professor Ursula Kilkelly and Professor Laura Lundy to discuss their recently published book ‘Incorporating the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child’, …

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 in the City: Challenges & Opportunities for Children’s Rights due to COVID-19

By: Stephanie Watt, Geneviève Grégoire-Labrecque, and Kate Butler Children are active participants in city life and deserve to be the focus of city planning, just as adults are. As rights holders, young people should be considered in public policy decisions about city activities, places and events. Unfortunately, that’s rarely been the case. For instance, for several …