What is the Canadian Children's Rights Council

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 are not a Charity because charities are NOT supposed to be lobbying governments, basically.

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) 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 paid 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. We assume no risk for them doing damage as they may have been taken over when the domain registration changed owners etc.

No Paid Lobbyists
The Canadian Children's Rights Council lobbies politicians and others by unpaid volunteers concerned about the rights of Canadian children. Search this website to review our statements made to parliamentary committees.

We are proudly NEARLY ALL Canadians living in Canada with the except of a few volunteers that live in Canada but are not Canadian citizens such as new immigrants, immigrant seasonal farm workers and similar people. We also have some volunteers that are Canadian citizens living in other countries

Laws on Corporal Punishment of Children from around the World

Other countries don't allow assaults on children

Like Britain, countries such as Sweden, Finland, Norway, and Austria had a defence to assaults on children similar to our s. 43. These defences were removed between 1957 and 1977. The criminal law of these countries therefore gives children the same protection from assault as it gives adults. Beginning with Sweden in 1979, these countries also amended their civil child welfare laws to expressly prohibit corporal punishment so that the public fully understood it was illegal.

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