Canadian Children's Rights Council - Conseil canadien des droits des enfants
www.CanadianCRC.com

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

Child Rights - Virtual Library, Resource Centre, Archives and Advocacy
Child Rights Organizations in Canada

Major Link Categories are:

Note: some groups are listed more than once because they have important information regarding more than one area of children's rights.

IMPORTANT:
Links here are not endorsed in any way by the Canadian Children's Rights Council. You will find linked sites which are similar in part to the position of the Canadian Children's Rights Council as well as some which are directly opposite in perspective. It is our policy to provide certain links which provide other viewpoints on children's rights issues.

United Nations

The United Nations (U.N.)  Link opens in a new window

U.N. Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights  Link opens in a new window

United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF  Link opens in a new window

United Nations Association in Canada  Link opens in a new window

Human Rights Commissions / Tribunals in Canada

Canadian Human Rights Commission  Link opens in a new window

Provincial/Territorial

Human Rights Commissions in Countries other than Canada

Australian Human Rights & Equal Opportunity Commission  Link opens in a new window
This website has "A guide to human rights in Australia in a global context".

Human Rights Explained is an information resource on human rights. It covers all the important issues concerning human rights in Australia and in the international arena, stretching from the nature and meaning of human rights through the role of the UN and all the human rights treaties, to Australia's human rights record.

Child Abuse

Public Health Agency of Canada, - Child Maltreatment Section  Link opens in a new window
Agence se santé publique du Canada - Section de la violence envers les enfants  Link opens in a new window

U.S. Child Welfare Information gateway ( formerly the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children & Families, National Clearinghouse on Child Abuse and Neglect Information )  Link opens in a new window

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Children's Bureau.  Link opens in a new window

Keeping Kids Alive: The MCH (Maternal and Child Health) Center for Child Death Review (U.S.A.)
www.childdeathreview.org  Link opens in a new window

National Center for Child Death Review ( U.S.A. )  Link opens in a new window

National Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Program (U.S.A.) - The American College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists  Link opens in a new window

Child Genital Mutilation

Reminder about our links policy. We provide links to some sites which are in direct opposition to our stated position and are therefore in favour of genital mutilation.

Association for Genital Integrity   Link opens in a new window (Canada) This group is committed to raising public awareness of the issues surrounding infant male circumcision. This association seeks to promote the right of every child to bodily integrity.

Intact (Canada) Interesting video for parents considering circumcision and class-action lawsuit for those that have been circumcised ( was at www.intact.ca)

Circumcision Information Resource Centre / Centre d'information et de ressources sur la circoncision  Link opens in a new window CIRC, Montreal, (Canada) available in english and french

Medical Ethics Network  Link opens in a new window (Canada)

Stop Infant Circumcision Society SICS  Link opens in a new window U.S.A.

A Bill to End Male Genital Mutilation in the U.S.  Link opens in a new window
Submitted to the U.S.A. Congress, February 23, 2004

Circumcision Resource Centre  Link opens in a new window U.S.A.

Damage done to males that are circumcised  Link opens in a new window U.S.A.

Doctors Against Circumcision  Link opens in a new window U.S.A.

International Coalition for Genital Integrity  Link opens in a new window  U.S.A.

The Intact Network  Link opens in a new window U.S.A

www.circumstitions.com  Link opens in a new window

Circumcision Information Australia  Link opens in a new window

World Health Organization - fact sheet  Link opens in a new window

Circumcision Resource Center  Link opens in a new window U.S.A.

Jewish resource Center  Link opens in a new window U.S.A.

The Circumcision Information and Resource Pages  Link opens in a new window

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC)  Link opens in a new window, San Anselmo, California, U.S.A.

Circumcision Information Australia  Link opens in a new window

Circumcision Resource Center Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

The National Sexuality Research Centre  Link opens in a new window at San Francisco State University U.S.A.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Africa  Link opens in a new window (Link to new Web site by noted author Hanny Lightfoot-Klein)

Prisoners of Ritual: An Odyssey Into Female Genital Circumcision in Africa by Hanny Lightfoot-Klein

The Tahara ProjectLink opens in a new window From filmmaker Sara Rashad

Research, Action, and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women  Link opens in a new window (RAINBO)

FGM Network  Link opens in a new window

Women's International Network  Link opens in a new window

The Child Rights Information Network ( CRIN )

The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)  Link opens in a new window is a global network that disseminates information about the U. N. Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) and child rights amongst non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organisation (IGOs), educational institutions, and other child rights experts. The Coordinating Unit is based in London, UK.

CRIN Members in Canada:

  • Beyond Borders - Ensuring Global Justice for Children  Link opens in a new window
     
  • Canadian Children's Rights Council
    The Canadian Children's Rights Council advocates on a national basis for the rights of children in Canada as defined by Canadian domestic laws and the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.
  • Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children  Link opens in a new window
    Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children work to monitor and implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child nationally in Canada
  • Canadian Foundation for Children, Youth and the Law  Link opens in a new window
    This organization runs a clinic that provides legal representation for low- income children and youth under the age of 18 years in the Metropolitan Toronto area. It also has a policy committee that monitors and responds to existing and proposed legislation involving children's rights.
  • Canadian Institute of Child Health  Link opens in a new window
    CICH is a national multi-disciplinary, non-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of the health and well- being of Canadian children through consultation, collaboration, research and advocacy, by building alliances and coalitions and by creating resources of health promotion, disease and injury prevention relevant to child and family health in Canada.
  • Canadian International Development Agency  Link opens in a new window
    This department provides corporate leadership on all issues related to children's rights, including child protection. It is the central focus of information requests and coordinates the development of new policy documents as well as CIDA's participation in international events relating to children.
  • Child Find - Canada  Link opens in a new window
    Child Find Canada is a partnership with its independent provincial members.
  • Child Welfare League of Canada  Link opens in a new window
    The Child Welfare League of Canada is dedicated to protecting and promoting the well being of Canada's children, particularly those who are at risk because of poverty abuse and neglect.
  • Children as Partners  Link opens in a new window
    Children as Partners is an evolving international initiative focused on advancing meaningful child participation at all levels of decision- making.
  • Children First  Link opens in a new window
    Children First regards the physical and emotional well-being of all children, their welfare and their free development as the most paramount priority under all circumstances. We see children's rights as universal.
  • Children's Rights Centre: Cape Breton University  Link opens in a new window
    The focus of the Children's Rights Centre is education in children's rights. This includes the development and evaluation of rights education materials and research on the impact of learning about the Convention.
  • Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development  Link opens in a new window
    An international, inter-agency consortium dedicated to improving the condition of young children at risk. Priority areas of work include developing ECD indicators and the impact of HIV/AIDS on children under 5.
  • Division of Childhood and Adolescence, Public Health Agency of Canada  Link opens in a new window
    The Division of Childhood and Adolescence serves as a centre of expertise, leadership and coordination within the government and the Department of Health for issues, activities and programmes concerning children and adolescents. The Strategic Research and Policy Section within the Division works on policy development & research on the health of children and adolescents.
  • Foundation for International Training  Link opens in a new window
    To build capacities of organizations and institutions and governments in developing countries.
  • Foundation Vincent Marie  Link opens in a new window
    Prevention of abuse and violence against children.
  • Human Rights Internet  Link opens in a new window
    HRI promotes human rights education, stimulates research, encourages the sharing of information, and builds international solidarity among those committed to the principles enshrined in the International Bill of Human Rights.
  • Institute for Child Rights and Development  Link opens in a new window
    The Institute for Child Rights and Development (ICRD) -formerly known as the Unit for Research and Education on the Convention on the Rights of the Child- is part of the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria in British Columbia Canada.
  • Inter Church Committee for Refugees
    The mandate is to promote an equitable generous and compassionate response to refugees by Canada and by Canadians.
  • International Bureau for Children's Rights  Link opens in a new window
  • L'aide medicale internationale l'enfance  Link opens in a new window
    To improve the situation for disadvantaged children across the world. To support their development and participation in a more just society. To combat exclusion, poverty and violence.
  • Media Awareness Network  Link opens in a new window
    The Media Awareness Network is a non profit educational network providing material to support media education.
  • Mond'Ami  Link opens in a new window
    Education l'ouverture sur le monde et la solidarit.
  • National Youth in Care Network  Link opens in a new window
    NYICN aims to improve the lives of young people in care through support, education and advocacy. Primary areas of work: young people in care
  • Child and Youth Officer for British Colombia  Link opens in a new window
    To help children and youth and their families when they feel they are not getting the services they need from the provincial government.
  • Office of the Children's Advocate - Manitoba  Link opens in a new window
    Represents the rights, interests and needs of children receiving / entitled to receive child welfare/protection services; Investigate complaints made by/on behalf of such children; Provide advice and recommendations regarding services/programs; Encouraging participation - a voice of children in decision making processes; Advising government of children's issues.
  • Pueblito Canada  Link opens in a new window
    Pueblito works to help people develop skills they need to organise and help themselves. Their goal is successful, sustainable development that really helps children and their families, prevents abuse and abandonment and empowers people to break the cycle of poverty. Primary areas of work: Childcare, Education and Health
  • Safe OnLine Outreach Society - SOLOS  Link opens in a new window
    To address the sexual exploitation of children and youth on the internet through education.
  • Save the Children Canada  Link opens in a new window
    Save the Children Canada currently focuses its energies on 90 projects in 10 countries including Canada, India, Kenya, Nicaragua, Haiti, Burkina Faso, Peru, Bolivia, Ethiopia and Mali.
  • Society for Children and Youth of British Columbia
    The Society for Children and Youth of British Colombia is a non- government, advocacy organisation. The sole purpose of SCY is to advocate for the well being of children and youth in British Columbia.
  • Street Kids International  Link opens in a new window
  • War Child Canada  Link opens in a new window
    War Child Canada helps children and young people worldwide who are affected by situations of armed conflict.
  • World Vision - Canada  Link opens in a new window
    World Vision is an international Christian relief and development organisation working to promote the well-being of all people - especially children. World Vision seeks to serve people who are poor worldwide, regardless of race, religion, or ethnic origin.
  • Youth Coalition  Link opens in a new window
    YC's mission is to recruit, train and support youth to promote young people's sexual and reproductive rights at the national, regional and international levels.
  • Youth Millenium Project  Link opens in a new window
    A joint initiative of the University of British Columbia and UNICEF, the Youth Millenium Project gives young people both a voice and a mission: to create a manageable, local solution to a global problem. YMP connects kids, teachers, plans and ideas through an international network.

Parental Alienation Syndrome (PAS)

Parental Alienation Awareness Organization ( PAAO )  Link opens in a new window
Raising Awareness of Parental Alienation and Hostile Aggressive Parenting. Helping to raise awareness of this terrible form of Child Abuse

Dr. Richard Gardner M.D.  Link opens in a new window
The leading doctor, researcher, author and world wide authority on Parental Alienation Syndrome.  Dr. Gardner has also authored a great variety of other books of help to parents and children after divorce.

Dr. Reena Sommer  Link opens in a new window
The doctor is a therapist, formerly of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,  who has trained with Dr. Richard Gardner. She does custody and access evaluations. She is a very knowledgeable person about Parental Alienation. She has a newsletter addressing issues that may interest you.

Dr. Douglas Darnall, Ph.D.  Link opens in a new window
He deals with "Parental Alienation" -- the state proceeding the full-fledged Parental Alienation Syndrome -- as well as Parental Alienation Syndrome. Dr. Darnall also has a book out on the subject.

Dr David Berndt, Ph.D.  Link opens in a new window
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. His website has a section has information about treatment programs for PAS.

He presented and/or published internationally in well over 60 professional studies when he was at the University of Chicago, eventually obtaining the rank of Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry. He is an author who speaks professionally and publicly, on several areas of expertise. He is best known as the author of the widely used Multiscore Depression Inventory published by Western Psychological Services. He now resides in SC with his wife, New York Times Best Selling Author Charlotte Hughes.

The Canadian Parental Alienation Information Network (P.A.I.N.)  Link opens in a new window
Includes the team from McGill University, including Dr. Glenn F. Cartwright and Despina Vassiliou.

Parents Without Rights  Link opens in a new window

Shared Parenting Information Group (SPIG) UK.  Link opens in a new window
A good website in the U.K. It's PAS section has an exhaustive article list.

Dad Watch  Link opens in a new window
Also see Aktive Fedre (a Norwegian group) with information on PAS.

The American Coalition for Fathers & Children A.C.F.C.  Link opens in a new window
It has considerable information on a number of reports and studies on Parental Alienation.

Canadian Children's Rights Council

Families Need Fathers  Link opens in a new window
They are a UK group with a section on Parental Alienation.

Parental Equity  Link opens in a new window
Irish group with information and statistics on Parental Alienation

Family Courts of Australia  Link opens in a new window
Paul Lodge's presentation material
from his "Alienation Revisited" session at the Australian 3rd National Family Court Conference.
View / download the presentation in pdf format

Divorced Fathers Network (DFN)  Link opens in a new window
It has an excellent article under the father resources on PAS. This site also promotes Serge Prengel 's book Still A Dad: the divorced father's journey.

Ward and Harvey article
above in a hypertext format.

Standford University  Link opens in a new window also deals with BPD and states that some 10-14% of the population is affected. It concludes that PAS is 2-3 times more common in women than in men perpetrating PAS.

Youth Suicide

Centre for Suicide Prevention  Link opens in a new window

The Centre for Suicide Prevention has three main branches - The Suicide Information & Education Collection (SIEC) is a special library and resource centre providing information on suicide and suicidal behaviour. The Suicide Prevention Training Programs (SPTP) branch provides caregiver training in suicide intervention, awareness, bereavement, crisis management and related topics. Suicide Prevention Research Projects (SPRP) advocates for, and supports research on suicide and suicidal behaviour.

The Canadian Mental Health Association  Link opens in a new window

Children's Identity Rights / Children's Identity Fraud / Paternity Fraud

Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights  Link opens in a new window

Canadian Council of Natural Mothers  Link opens in a new window
Providing a united voice for mothers who have lost their children to adoption

Canadian Children's Rights Council  Link opens in a new window

U.S. Citizens Against Paternity Fraud  Link opens in a new window

Dads On The Air ( Australia )  Link opens in a new window

D.I.D.S Inc. (Dads in Distress) ( Australia )  Link opens in a new window

Liam Magill (AustralianPaternityFraud.org)  Link opens in a new window
First man we could find that successfully sued his ex-wife for paternity fraud

The Men's Activism Network  Link opens in a new window

National Association for Child Support Action U.K.  Link opens in a new window

Fathers For Life  Link opens in a new window

Australian Information & Support Services for Men Pty Ltd. (AISSM)

Lone Fathers Association (Australia) Incorporated  Link opens in a new window

Adoption Council of Canada  Link opens in a new window

Child Poverty

National Council of Welfare / Conseil national du bien-tre social  Link opens in a new window
The National Council of Welfare (NCW) is a citizens'advisory body to the Minister of Human Resources Development Canada on matters of concern to low-income Canadians.

Canadian Children's Rights Council

Campaign 2000 - End child poverty in Canada
  Link opens in a new window
Campaign 2000 is a cross-Canada public education movement to build Canadians awareness and support for the 1989 all-party House of Commons resolution to end child poverty in Canada. 

Canada's national "Child Day"

General

Canadian Children's Rights Council

Public Health Agency of Canada Link opens in a new window
The Childhood and Youth Division serves as a centre of expertise, leadership, and coordination within the federal government and Health Canada for issues, activities, and programs concerning children and youth.

Save the Children Canada Link opens in a new window
Save the Children Canada is a child-rights focused development organization, working both overseas and in Canada to improve the quality of children's lives through the realization of their rights.

United Nations Association in Canada  Link opens in a new window
UNA-Canada is a national non-profit organization promoting UN programmes and activities within Canada. The Association offers individual Canadians a window into the work of the UN, and a channel through which to become engaged in the critical international issues affecting us all.

Child / Youth-Oriented sites

Voices of Youth - UNICEF  Link opens in a new window
Add your voice to an online discussion on how the rights of every child should be protected.

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children  Link opens in a new window
The mandate of the Coalition is to ensure a collective voice for Canadian organizations and youth concerned with the rights of children as described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the World Summit for Children Declaration.

Free The Children  Link opens in a new window
This international organization focuses on children helping children through representation, leadership and action. This site has two sections: Kids Can Free The Children, and Advocates for Free The Children.

Youthpath - Government of Canada  Link opens in a new window
Youthpath is a single access point to government related youth programs, services and information.

Service Canada - Youth Resource -Government of Canada  Link opens in a new window
This web site of the Services Canada - Youth careers provides information on work experience opportunities, starting your own business, career planning, and job-search strategies. It offers useful publications such as: Career Move Series / Information About Careers, Take Charge Self Help-Series, Motiv8 - Making a smooth school-work transition, and Nextsteps Magazine

Ministry for Children and Families, BC Children's Commission
The Youth Report 2000 - A Magazine for 11 to 4Teen - Provides information on a series of magazines on issues that concern youth. In the third magazine, published in 2000, the Children's Commission talked to 1200 youth from 11 to 14 in preparing the magazine, and repeatedly heard that they want to be active participants in their communities and families.

Students Commission  Link opens in a new window
TG Magazine's sister organization, The Students Commission was co-founded in 1991, by TG Magazine, Optimist Clubs and youth, as a non-profit organization, to hold an annual youth-driven conference. Together, youth from across Canada discuss issues and write a National Report on issues of concern.

YouCAN!  Link opens in a new window
YouCAN! is a charitable, non-profit, national organization. The uniqueness of the organization is that it is completely run for-youth-by-youth. Focusing on peacemaking and consensus building, their mission is to develop and promote nationwide youth-led initiatives in non-violent conflict resolution and violence prevention.

Aboriginal Youth Network/R??seau jeunesse autochtone
The Aboriginal Youth Network is foremost an online resource created by youth for youth. They are accountable to youth through their youth advisory committee which meets in person twice yearly and twice again via teleconference.

Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC)  Link opens in a new window
AADAC4Kids strives to provide objective information about drugs, alcohol and gambling, with an emphasis on helping kids make healthy decisions. There are also sections with information for parents and teachers.

Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada  Link opens in a new window
Big Brothers and Sisters of Canada (BBSC) is the leading child and youth serving organization providing mentoring programs across the country. Providing support to more than 300 Canadian communities, our 160 local agencies offer the service that the organization was founded on
one-to-one matching.

Girl Guides of Canada  Link opens in a new window
Girl Guides of Canada-Guides du Canada is a Movement for girls, led by women. It challenges girls to reach their potential and empowers them to give leadership and service as responsible citizens of the world.

Scouts Canada  Link opens in a new window
Scouts Canada is a member of the World Organization of the Scout Movement that provides five challenging programs for young people ages 5-26. Scouts Canada currently operates nearly 4,500 individual groups in most cities and towns across Canada with a total membership of 212,000 youth and adults.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Canada  Link opens in a new window
Boys and Girls Clubs throughout Canada offer safe, fun facilities where kids can go to make friends, play games and learn new skills. Boys and Girls Clubs offer young people a chance to belong to a community of caring people who believe in kids.

YMCA  Link opens in a new window
The YMCA in Canada has 64 Associations that directly serve over 1.3 million Canadians in all provinces, through 91 programs related to physical activity, child care, education, employment, social service, camping, citizenship and international development.

Youth Net  Link opens in a new window
Youth Net/R??seau Ado (YN/RA) Ottawa. Youth Net is a mental health promotion and early intervention program run by youth for youth. Their goal is to involve as many people as possible between the ages of 13 and 20 from the Ottawa region in the promotion of youth mental health. As well, the program helps people identify early signs of mental illness so that they can take the next step to get help.

National Youth in Care Network
The National Youth in Care Network is an association of young people who either currently are or have been in the care of child welfare authorities. The Network is run totally by and for youth and attempts to speak on behalf of the young people in care across Canada as well as those recently out of care.

Youthfluence
Youthfluence is an electronic space for young Canadians to come together and create change.

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - CBC 4 Kids  Link opens in a new window
Their aim is to create a safe, entertaining and informative place for kids to explore, while stimulating their curiosity, their desire to learn, and their sense of country.

Canadian Youth Foundation
The Canadian Youth Foundation (CYF) is a not-for-profit charitable organization, established in 1986, that focuses on research as the basis for creating a centre of intelligence on Canadian youth. This action is geared toward improving the situation and prospects of Canada's young people.

The Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC)  Link opens in a new window
The Provincial Aboriginal Youth Council (PAYC)  is a youth council made up of youth aged 14-24 who are involved with Friendship Centres across BC.

Assembly of First Nations Youth Council

Aboriginal Youth Council
Aboriginal Youth Council is the youth council for the National Association of Friendship Centres.

The Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Council [MAYC]  Link opens in a new window

Kids Help Phone  Link opens in a new window
If you would like to talk to someone to get some support with something you are experiencing, please call 1-800-668-6868 (open 24 hrs/7 days a week - no charge).

Child Health & Well-being sites

Canadian Mental Health Association  Link opens in a new window
The Canadian Mental Health Association, founded in 1918, is one of the oldest voluntary organizations in Canada and the only one to deal with all aspects of mental illness.

Canadian Institute of Child Health  Link opens in a new window
For over 20 years, the Canadian Institute of Child Health has acted as a dedicated voice for children, improving their health and well-being. They work to ensure that this goal is met through their many publications and resources for parents and health professionals.

Canadian Paedeatric Society  Link opens in a new window
The Canadian Paediatric Society, representing 2,000 paediatricians, has been working to improve the health of children and youth since 1922. It does this by advocating on issues related to child and youth health and well-being, developing educational materials for parents and caregivers, and providing education for health care professionals.

Child & Family Canada  Link opens in a new window
Fifty Canadian non-profit organizations have come together under the banner of Child & Family Canada to provide quality, credible resources on children and families on an easy-to-navigate website. The managing partner of the consortium is the Canadian Child Care Federation.

Parent Help Line  Link opens in a new window

The Parent Help Line closed February 2006. They have some links to other resources on their website.

Vanier Institute of the Family  Link opens in a new window
The Vanier Institute of the Family advocates on behalf of Canada's 7.8 million families from the point of view that families are the key building block of society and that every Canadian is included in their context.

Rights Information Sites

Canadian Children's Rights Council

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children  Link opens in a new window
The mandate of the Coalition is to ensure a collective voice for Canadian organizations and youth concerned with the rights of children as described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the World Summit for Children Declaration.

Canadian Human Rights Commission  Link opens in a new window
The Commission has three main objectives: to promote knowledge of human rights in Canada and to encourage people to follow principles of equality; to provide effective and timely means for resolving individual complaints; and to help reduce barriers to equality in employment and access to services.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
www.unicef.ca  Link opens in a new window OR www.unicef.org  Link opens in a new window
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)  Link opens in a new window
CRIN is a membership-driven organisation and network of over 1,200 child rights organisations around the world. It strives to improve the lives of children through the exchange of information about child rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

AmericasCanada.org - The Cyber Hemisphere  Link opens in a new window
Provides information on social, cultural, political and economic issues and events that bind the 34 democratic countries of the western hemisphere. The site is operated by the Hemisphere Summit Office, an Ottawa-based task force created by Canada's Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

Child and Family Canada  Link opens in a new window
Provides information on health, well-being, development, and care of children. Topics include: Adolescents, Child Care, Child Development, Family Life, Health, Learning Activities, Literacy, Media Influences, Nutrition, Parenting, Physical Activities, Play, Safety, Social Issues, Special Needs.

Defence for Children International  Link opens in a new window
Provides information on almost 12,000 individually indexed items, including articles, studies and reports from journals and serial publications, monographs, magazines, organizational newsletters, newspaper clippings, official documents (UN system and individual governments) and books.

Inter-American Children's Institute  Link opens in a new window
Since 1989, the IACI has focused on the preparation of instruments to examine the degree of validity the Convention holds in the countries, the monitoring of the countries'legislation requirements, and the correct application of the rights.

United Nations - Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights  Link opens in a new window
Resource of Interest: UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Complete text of the General Assembly resolution 44/25 of 20 November 1989, with entry into force 2 September 1990, in accordance with article 49.

Media Awareness Network  Link opens in a new window
This site offers a wide assortment of materials to help teachers and their students explore the relationship between the media, rights, and society.

Educational Resource Sites

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children  Link opens in a new window
The mandate of the Coalition is to ensure a collective voice for Canadian organizations and youth concerned with the rights of children as described in the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the World Summit for Children Declaration.

Canadian Human Rights Foundation  Link opens in a new window
Resources of interest: Stand Up for Children's Rights, a Grade 6 Teaching Unit on the Convention on the Rights of the Child ; introduces students at the elementary level to the Convention on the Rights of the Child and its practical importance to the daily lives of children. French title: Les droits de l'enfant, a nous regarde!

National Film Board of Canada  Link opens in a new window
Provides a comprehensive video list for Childhood and Adolescence - Children's Rights. Of particular interest is this set of videos on the Convention on the Rights of the Child: Rights from the Heart Video and Resource Guide. French title: Droits au coeur.

Schoolfile
Provides information on Internet resources and lesson plans; topics include: Safe Schools, Tobacco and Schools, Our Oceans, Student eadiness to Learn, Dress Codes/School Uniforms, as well as Nutrition and Teenagers.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
www.unicef.ca  Link opens in a new window OR www.unicef.org  Link opens in a new window
UNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Cape Breton University (CBU), Children's Rights Centre  Link opens in a new window
Provides information on: Children's Rights Education Curriculum Resource - Grade 6, Children's Rights Education Curriculum Resource - Grade 8, and Your Child Has Rights! A Parent's Guide to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

CanLearn Interactive  Link opens in a new window
CanLearn Interactive is a comprehensive bilingual resource for learning information, products and services to support Canadians in pursuit of learning and career goals

Canadian Association of Principals  Link opens in a new window
The Canadian Association of Principals (CAP) represents and serves the Principals and Vice-Principals of schools across Canada. The Association is comprised of provincial associations from each province, each being an active partner in the educational decision-making process in each province or territory.

Canadian Teachers Federation  Link opens in a new window
Its purpose was to create an organization "to provide machinery by which the various provincial organizations could be kept in touch with one another, and through which mutual assistance could be quickly and readily given". Eighty years later, though the mandate has expanded to meet new needs, those remain the principal objectives of the Canadian Teachers'Federation.

Canadian School Boards Association  Link opens in a new window
The Canadian School Boards Association is the national voice of the provincial associations of school boards and school trustees. CSBA promotes educational excellence as a national imperative, provides leadership on issues with national implications and fosters and promotes local autonomy in education.

Canadian Family Law / Parent support Groups / Masculist Groups

Canadian Equal Parenting Groups Directory
www.CanadianEqualParentingGroups.ca
  Link opens in a new window
This is a directory of most of the groups across Canada concerned with positive change to Canadian family law to include a child's right to an ongoing relationship with both parents.

Youth Criminal Justice Education and Organizations Links:

PLEI Organizations

The main goal of public legal education and information (PLEI) organizations is to create an informed citizenry that is knowledgeable about the law, able to recognize and exercise their lawful rights, fulfill their legal obligations, and perform their duties as participants in a democratic society.

Each organization listed below sets its own mandate, goals, and means of delivering information. Note that in general, PLEI organizations offer impartial information about the laws that affect the lives of the people with whom they deal.

Alberta
Paul Gerhart
Public Legal Education Association of Canada (PLEAC)
Lethbridge Community College
3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1K 1L6
Phone: (403) 320-3346
Fax: (403) 317-3582
E-mail: p.gerhart@lethbridgecollege.ab.ca

Kim Pasula
Public Legal Education Network of Alberta (PLENA)
5520 - 48A Avenue
Red Deer, Alberta
T4N 3V6
Phone: (403) 343-3712
Fax: (403) 340-2890
E-mail: info@plena.org

British Columbia
Law Courts Education Society of BC
Rick Craig, Executive Director
260-800 Hornby Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2C5
Phone: (604) 660-9870
Fax: (604) 775-3476
E-mail: info@lawcourtsed.ca
Web site: www.lawcourtsed.ca

Gordon Hardy
The People's Law School, Public Legal
Education Society of British Columbia
150-900 Howe Street
Vancouver, British Columbia
V6Z 2M4
Phone: (604) 331-5400
Fax: (604) 331-5401
E-mail: ghardy@publiclegaled.bc.ca

Manitoba
Mary Troszko
Community Legal Education Association of Manitoba
501-294 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3C 0B9
Phone: (204) 943-2382
Fax: (204) 943-3600
E-mail: mctroszko@communitylegal.mb.ca

New Brunswick
Deborah Doherty
Public Legal Education and Information
Service of New Brunswick
P.O. Box 6000
Fredericton, New Brunswick
E3B 5H1
Phone: (506) 453-5369
Fax: (506) 457-7899
E-mail: pleisnb@web.ca
Web site: www.legal-info-legale.nb.ca

Newfoundland
Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland
Suite 101, Fortis Building
139 Water Street
St. John's, Newfoundland
A1C 1B2
Phone: (709) 722-2643
Fax: (709) 722-0054
E-mail: info@publiclegalinfo.com
Web site: www.publiclegalinfo.com

Northwest Territories
Jane Olsen
Government of Northwest Territories
P.O. Box 1320
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
X1A 2L9
Phone: (867) 873-7450
Fax: (867) 873-5320
E-mail: gnearing@internorth.com

Nova Scotia
Maria Franks
Legal Information Society of Nova Scotia
5523 B Young Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia
B3K 1Z7
Phone: (902) 454-2198
Fax: (902) 455-3105
E-mail: lisns@attcanada.ca
Web site: www.legalinfo.org

Nunavut
Bonnie Tulloch
Public Legal Education and Information
c/o Nunavut Legal Services Board
P.O. Box 125
GJOA Haven, Nunavut
X0B 1J0
Phone: (867) 360-4601
Fax: (867) 360-6112
E-mail: btulloch@gov.nu.ca
Web site: www.plein.ca

Ontario
Julie Mathews
Community Legal Education/Ontario Legal Aid Plan
119 Spadina Avenue
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2G1
Phone: (416) 408-4420
Fax: (416) 408-4424
E-mail: cleo@on.ca
Web site: www.cleo.on.ca

Prince Edward Island
Ann Sherman
Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island
P.O. Box 1207
Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
C1A 7M8
Phone: (902) 368-4098
(1-800) 246-9798 toll free in province
Fax: (902) 368-4096
E-mail: cliapei@isn.net

Quebec
Nathalie Roy
??ducaloi
C.P. 55032, CFP Notre-Dame
11 Notre-Dame Ouest
Montr??al (Qu??bec)
H2Y 4A7
E-mail: nathlie@educaloi.qc.ca

Saskatchewan
Doug Surtees / Joel Janow
Public legal Education Association of Saskatchewan
300 - 201 21st Street East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
S7K 0B8
Phone: (306) 653-1868
Fax: (306) 653-1869
E-mail: plea@plea.org

Yukon
Robert Pritchard
The Yukon Public Legal Education Association
P.O. Box 2799
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 5K4
Phone: (867) 668-5297
Fax: (867) 668-5541

Educational Organizations with Lots of Great Learning Materials on Youth Criminal Justice

Public Legal Information Association of Newfoundland

Community Legal Information Association of Prince Edward Island - Youth Justice

Youth Justice in New Brunswick

Jeunes pour jeunes (French only)

CLEO - Publications

Public Legal Education Association of Saskatchewan Public Legal Education Network of Alberta

Explore the YCJA Law Courts Education Society of BC

Federal / Provincial Law Links:

Canadian  Legal Information Institute www.CanLII.org  Link opens in a new window has all provincial, territorial and federal laws as well as case law search

International Children's Rights Links:

Human Rights Watch  Link opens in a new window

Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE)  Link opens in a new window


Children's Rights (U.S.)  Link opens in a new window

International Bureau for Children's Rights  Link opens in a new window

Iranian Children's Rights Society  Link opens in a new window

Children's Rights Alliance  Link opens in a new window (Ireland)

Council of Europe (Family Law and Children's Rights)  Link opens in a new window

New Zealand - Ministry of Youth Development Children's Rights  Link opens in a new window

Canadian University Human Rights Related Sites

University of Toronto - Childcare Resource and Research Unit  Link opens in a new window
The Childcare Resource and Research Unit focuses on early childhood care and education research and policy. Its mandate is to advance the idea of a publicly-funded, universally accessible, comprehensive, high quality, not-for-profit system of early childhood care and education in Canada. The Childcare Resource and Research Unit is part of the Centre for Urban and Community Studies, University of Toronto.

University of Ottawa Centre de documentation sur les droits de la personne / Human Rights Documenation Centre  Link opens in a new window
This site has comprehensive links to Canadian human rights resources (HR legislation, commission web pages, government bodies, key HR documents, public interest group web sites) and to international resources (texts of conventions and treaties, organizations etc). It also contains an on-line search tool and catalogue with 23,000 entries.

Non-Canadian University / College Human Rights Related Sites

University of Minnesota, Human Rights Library  Link opens in a new window, United States of America - Human Rights linked sites ( one of the best in the U.S.A.)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law Minerva Center for Human Rights  Link opens in a new window
Human rights linked websites by country/region (Africa/Americas/Asia/Europe/Middle East) and by type

Columbia University
Human & Constitutional Rights Resource Web Page  Link opens in a new window Not being updated beyond March 26, 2008

Harvard University - Harvard Law School  Link opens in a new window
Human Rights Program web page  Link opens in a new window
Guide to Human Rights Research  Link opens in a new window
Getting Started in Human Rights Research: On-Line and Off-Line Resources  Link opens in a new window

Canadian University Law Schools

Council of Canadian Law Deans  Link opens in a new window
The Council of Canadian Law Deans (CCLD) is an organization consisting of the deans of all the law schools in Canada, as well as the dean of the undergraduate department of law at Carleton University. Of Canada's 20 law schools, 14 offer instruction in the common law, 4 offer programs in civil law, and two offer both common law and civil law programs. CCLD coordinates activities between the various schools

Akitsiraq Law School - University of Victoria/Nunavut Arctic College  Link opens in a new window

University of Alberta Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

University of Calgary -  Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

Carleton University - Department of Law  Link opens in a new window

Dalhousie Law School  Link opens in a new window

Universit?? Laval Facult?? de droit  Link opens in a new window

Laurentian University Department of Law and Justice  Link opens in a new window

University of Manitoba Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

McGill University - Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

Universit?? de Moncton - coll?? de droit  Link opens in a new window

Universit?? de Montr??al - Facult?? de droit  Link opens in a new window

University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School  Link opens in a new window

Universit?? d'Ottawa, Facult?? de droit - Section de droit civil Link opens in a new window

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section  Link opens in a new window

Universit?? du Qu??bec Montr??al -  D??partement des sciences juridiquesLink opens in a new window

Queen's University - Faculty of LawLink opens in a new window

University of Saskatchewan - College of Law Link opens in a new window

Universit?? de Sherbrooke - Facult?? de droit  Link opens in a new window

University of Toronto - Faculty of LawLink opens in a new window

University of Victoria - Faculty of LawLink opens in a new window

University of Western - Ontario Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law  Link opens in a new window

Provincial / Territorial Government Child Advocate Agencies for children in care of the government

Canadian Council of Provincial Child and Youth Advocates (CCPCYA)

Members
The Canadian Council of Provincial Child and Youth Advocates (CCPCYA) is an alliance of provincially appointed children's advocates from the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Newfoundland; the Nova Scotia Children's Ombudsman, the Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse from the province of Quebec; and the British Columbia Child and Youth Officer. Although the mandate of each of the children's advocates differs, we share a common commitment to further the voice, rights and dignity of children. Through the Council, the children's advocates identify issues of mutual concern and strive to develop ways to address issues at a national level.

Generally, these advocates only serve children and youth who are in the care of the governments.

Alberta
John Mould
Children's Advocate
The Child and Youth Advocate
803 Peace Hills Trust Tower
10011 - 109 Street
Edmonton AB T5J 3S8
Phone: (780) 422-6056
Fax: (780) 422-3675
Toll Free: 1-800-661-3446
Email: john.mould@gov.ab.ca
Website: advocate.gov.ab.ca  Link opens in a new window

British Columbia
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
Representative for Children and Youth
The Office of the Representative for Children and Youth, British Columbia
Box 9207, Stn. Prov. Govt.
4th Floor, 1019 Wharf Street
Victoria BC V8W 9J1
Phone: (250) 356-6710
Toll Free: 1-800-476-3933
Email:  rcy@rcybc.ca
Website: www.rcybc.ca  Link opens in a new window

Manitoba
Billie Schibler
Children's Advocate
The Office of the Children's Advocate
102 - 500 Portage Ave
Winnipeg, MB R3C 3X1
Phone: (204) 945-1364
Fax: (204) 948-2278
Toll-free: 1-800-263-7146
Email: bschibler@childrensadvocate.mb.ca
Website: www.childrensadvocate.mb.ca  Link opens in a new window

Newfoundland
Darlene Neville
Child and Youth Advocate
Office of the Child and Youth Advocate
Suite 604, TD Place
140 Water Street
St. John's, NL A1C 6H6
Phone: (709) 753-3888
Fax: (709) 753-3988
Toll-free: 1-877-753-3888
TTY: (709) 753-4366
E-mail: dneville@childandyouthadvocate.nl.ca
Website: www.childandyouthadvocate.nl.ca  Link opens in a new window

New Brunswick
Bernard Richard
Ombudsman
Child and Youth Advocate
Sterling House
767 Brunswick St
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Phone: (506) 454-2789
Fax: (506) 453-5599
Toll Free: 1-888-465-1100
Email: nbombud@gnb.ca
Website:www.gnb.ca  Link opens in a new window

Nova Scotia
Dwight Bishop
Ombudsman
Christine Brennan
Supervisor Youth & Senior Services
Office of the Ombudsman, Youth Services
5670 Spring Garden Road, Ste. 700
P.O. Box 2152
Halifax NS B3J 3B7
Phone: (902) 424-7223
Fax: (902) 424-6675
Toll-free: 1-800-670-1111
Email: Ferrarsa@gov.ns.ca
Website: www.gov.ns.ca/ombu/Child_Ombud/default.asp  Link opens in a new window

Ontario
Agnes Samler
Chief Advocate
The Office of Child and Family Service Advocacy
250 Davisville Avenue
5th Floor, Suite 503
Toronto, ON M7A 1G2
Phone: (416) 325-5669
Fax: (416) 325-5681
Toll-Free: 1-800-263-2841
Email: advocacy@idirect.com

Quebec
Sylvie Godin
Commissioner and Vice-President
Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
360, rue Saint Jacques, 2e ??tage
Montr??al (Qu??bec) H2Y 1P5
Phone: (514) 873-5146
Fax: (514) 873-2373
Toll-free: 1-800-361-6477
Email: sylvie.godin@cdpdj.gc.ca
Website: http://www.cdpdj.qc.ca  Link opens in a new window

Saskatchewan
Marvin M. Bernstein
Children's Advocate
Saskatchewan Children's Advocate Office
315 25th Street East
Saskatoon SK S7K 2H6
Phone: (306) 933-6700
Fax: (306) 933-8406
Toll Free: 1-800-322-7221
e-mail: mbernstein@saskcao.ca
Website: www.saskcao.ca  Link opens in a new window

Other Links of Interest

Canadian Legal Information Institute  Link opens in a new window
Access to federal and provincial statutes and court decisions; sponsored by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada  Link opens in a new window

Supreme Court of Canada Decisions  Link opens in a new window
The decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada

American Civil Liberties Union  Link opens in a new window

Canadian Human Rights Reporter  Link opens in a new window

Derechos Human Rights  Link opens in a new window
Concise Guide to Human Rights on the Internet (1998 Edition)  Link opens in a new window

European Court of Human Rights   Link opens in a new window

Annex: Human Rights, Country and Legal Information Resources on the Internet   Link opens in a new windowat LLRX.COM

Human Rights Internet Databank  Link opens in a new window
This is a searchable database of human rights Websites recorded by site content, features, geographical focus, keywords/issues, and more

AAAS Human Rights Action Network  Link opens in a new window  ( American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Children Rights  Link opens in a new window- Learn about abused children and the rights of minors, including programs for youth independence such as: Americorps, Job Corps, the military, & others

Child Advocate org  Link opens in a new window

Non-Custodial Parents Party ( NCPP )  Link opens in a new window ( Australia )
The Non-Custodial Parents Party (NCPP) was formed in Australia in 1998. We are registered with the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) as a political party. Australias current Family Law and Child Support system is unfair and inequitable to all residents.

Centre for Research on Family, Kinship & Childhood  Link opens in a new window
University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K.

Abuse Excuse  Link opens in a new window
This website is a U.S.A. commercial website selling books and consulting services for parents falsely accused of child abuse.
The Canadian Children's Rights Council recognizes that false allegations of child abuse are rampant in custody disputes between divorcing parents as sited in the 1998 report of the Parliament of Canada Special Joint Committee on Custody and Access. We hope that this information will assist to provide quicker resolution of false allegation claims to assist children's relationship rights and children's relationships with loving, caring parents. We welcome input from all sides of the child abuse debate.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) publishes a book entitled: Getting Online For Human Rights that could help people looking for information on the Internet about Human Rights.
http://shr.aaas.org/Online/cover.htm 

Youth Parliament Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories

The Legislative Assembly of the Northwest Territories  supports the right and responsibility of our youth to be involved in our democracy.

A great example for all provincial, territorial legislative assemblies and the Parliament of Canada More ..

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Health Canada Publication

The Invisible Boy: Revisioning the Victimization of Male Children and Teens

"... the existence of a double standard in the care and treatment of male victims, and the invisibility and normalization of violence and abuse toward boys and young men in our society.

Despite the fact that over 300 books and articles on male victims have been published in the last 25 to 30 years, boys and teen males remain on the periphery of the discourse on child abuse.

Few workshops about males can be found at most child abuse conferences and there are no specialized training programs for clinicians. Male-centred assessment is all but non-existent and treatment programs are rare. If we are talking about adult males, the problem is even greater. A sad example of this was witnessed recently in Toronto. After a broadcast of The Boys of St. Vincent, a film about the abuse of boys in a church-run orphanage, the Kids' Help Phone received over 1,000 calls from distraught adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse. It is tragic in a way no words can capture that these men had no place to turn to other than a children's crisis line." More ..