Letters and Submissions

2011 Brief on Federal Child and Youth Rights Issues

July 2011

This briefing note is designed to be a reference document outlining ongoing and critical issues respecting the promotion and protection of child and youth rights within Canada, particularly those within federal jurisdiction.

The material is organized by theme:

  • General measures to promote and protect children’s rights
  • Children’s rights reporting and monitoring resources
  • National Children’s Commissioner
  • Parliamentary oversight
  • Aboriginal children’s rights
  • Child and family poverty and income inequality
  • Early childhood development
  • Immigrant and refugee children
  • Children with disabilities
  • Health and safety
  • Youth Criminal Justice Act proposed amendments
  • Post-secondary student debt