News Topics: Child Rights


SCY Voting Age Consultation Event (Postponed)

You might have heard that The Society for Children and Youth of BC was hosting a consultation about Canada’s voting age. They were inviting youth ages 12-18 to take part in the consultation and get information about a potential legal challenge to the current voting age. The event was scheduled MORE


Primer on Practice Shifts Required with Canada’s Act Respecting First Nations, Inuit and Métis Children, Youth And Families Act

The Assembly of First Nations released a primer on new Indigenous child welfare legislation. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond, Aki-kwe, Residential School History and Dialogue Centre Director and Professor of Law, wrote the report. It addresses the new federal legislation that came into effect for Canadians on January 1, 2020. Mary Ellen outlines that the MORE


Spirit Bear’s Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action

The First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada (the Caring Society) recently launched the Spirit Bear’s Guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada Calls to Action. It is a youth-friendly guide to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) 94 Calls to Action. A reminder that Have a MORE

Campaigns and Issues

National Child Day

Yesterday was National Child Day, also known as World Children’s Day. National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children, and this year we are also celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child MORE

Campaigns and Issues

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal Announcement

Canadian Human Rights Tribunal recently issued an important compensation ruling for First Nations children and families. The Tribunal found that Canada willfully and recklessly discriminated against First Nations children. In this ruling, they ordered Canada to pay the maximum amount allowable under the Canadian Human Rights Act to compensate First Nations children, MORE


A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story

Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC launched A Second Chance: A Gladue Rights Story. The story is about Gladue rights for Aboriginal peoples. Gladue rights encourage judges to take a restorative justice approach to sentencing. This means that the judge must try to come up with sentence that will help you and MORE