Canadian Children's Rights Council - Conseil canadien des droits des enfants
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Canadian Children's Rights Council - Conseil canadien des droits des enfants

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About Us

The Canadian Children's Rights Council Inc. - Conseil canadien des droits des enfants inc. was formed in the early 1990's to monitor compliance of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada.

We have testified before various provincial and federal committees and ministerial consultations concerning the rights and responsibilities of Canadian children.

We are a non-profit, non governmental, educational and advocacy organization dedicated to supporting the rights and responsibilities of Canadian children and providing critical analysis of governments' policies at all levels of government in Canada.

We research and present issues and solutions regarding violations of Canadian children's rights to every level of government in Canada as well as non-government institutions and organizations.

Our role is also to provide information, education and critical analysis of Canadian laws and the implementation of child rights across Canada as expressed in the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

We are a member of the Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) Link opens in a new window which has about 1,600 members worldwide.

The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) is an independent, non-religious, non-political forum committed to facilitating information exchange between child rights professionals in different parts of the world. CRIN aims to collect and disseminate information on child rights in order to promote the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), the unique treaty encapsulating the human rights of children.

Our policy about no paid ads or links on this website

We do not accept paid advertisements or compensation for any books, videos, DVDs or website links of any type found on this website or used by the Canadian Children's Rights Council. You will see unpaid information windows. Some of these contain a reference to this policy, as a policy reminder.

We may have accepted, from a commercial source or a donor,  2 copies of any books, videos or DVDs which we have featured. One copy is for our reference library/files and the other for the purposes of our volunteers which includes but is not limited to educational purposes, review purposes, to take with them when speaking about a particular subject matter etc.

We do not "exchange links" with other organizations.  We do ask certain other organizations to link to our website because they contain subject matter related to our subject matter or that may be of interests of their website visitors.

We provide links on our website that we find of interest for a variety of related reasons.

Repeal 43 logo

Committee to Repeal Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada Which Allows Hitting Children to "Correct" Them

The Repeal 43 Committee is a national, voluntary committee of lawyers, paediatricians, social workers and educators formed in 1994 to advocate repeal of section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada.

It is an offence under our Criminal Code to use force against anyone without their consent. This right to personal security is the most fundamental of all human rights. It is a protection against assault that all adults take for granted.

Children do not have the full benefit of this protection because section 43 of the Criminal Code justifies hitting children for disciplinary or "correction" reasons. This violates a child's right to the equal protection and benefit of the law guaranteed by our Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

It contravenes the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. It violates a child's dignity and shows a lack of respect. It can lead to serious physical and emotional harm.

Over 400 organizations from across Canada that deal with children are against corporal punishment  www.Repeal43.org  Link opens in a new window