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UN Review of Canada’s action on the rights of children with disabilities


In the first review of Canada’s fulfilment of its obligations under the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the United Nations review committee expressed concern that Canada has not collected data on children with disabilities since 2006. It also noted that there are now more Indigenous children in the care of Canadian services than there ever were in residential schools.

The committee made recommendations in several areas, including inclusive education and teacher training, access to services for indigenous children with disabilities, and increased support for parents so disability doesn’t become a reason to put children into government care.

Read the full report and recommendations for Canada