News Topics: Child Rights

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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

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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

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CCRC Actions for Children’s Rights in Canada

The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) outlines that implementing children’s rights adds value by looking at outcomes for children, not just dollars spent or which government is responsible. It also highlights links between different aspects of children’s lives by putting the whole child at the center. Children fare better MORE