Canada Directory Child Rights Organizations

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


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.) 

U.N. Office of the High Commissioner of Human Rights  

United Nations Children's Fund - UNICEF 

United Nations Association in Canada 

Human Rights Commissions / Tribunals in Canada

Canadian Human Rights Commission 


Child Abuse

Public Health Agency of Canada, - Child Maltreatment Section 

envers les enfants  

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 ( website used to be ) (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.

Circumcision Information Resource Centre / Centre d???information et de ressources sur la circoncision  CIRC, Montreal, (Canada) available in english and french

Medical Ethics Network  (Canada)

Stop Infant Circumcision Society SICS  U.S.A.

A Bill to End Male Genital Mutilation in the U.S. 

Submitted to the U.S.A. Congress, February 23, 2004

Circumcision Resource Centre  U.S.A.

Damage done to males that are circumcised  U.S.A.

Doctors Against Circumcision  U.S.A.

International Coalition for Genital Integrity    U.S.A.

The Intact Network  U.S.A 

Circumcision Information Australia 

World Health Organization - fact sheet 

Circumcision Resource Center  U.S.A.

Your Whole Baby

American society to inform about genital mutilation of males.

The Circumcision Information and Resource Pages 

National Organization of Circumcision Information Resource Centers (NOCIRC)  In n2016 they changed it's name to Genital Autonomy - America (GA-America) , San Anselmo, California, U.S.A.

Circumcision Information Australia 

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

The National Sexuality Research Centre  at San Francisco State University U.S.A.

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Africa  (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 Project.  From filmmaker Sara Rashad

Research, Action, and Information Network for the Bodily Integrity of Women  (RAINBO)

FGM Network 

Women's International Network 

The Child Rights Information Network ( CRIN )

The Child Rights Information Network (CRIN)  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 
  • 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 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    Child Find Canada is a partnership with its independent provincial members.
  • Child Welfare League of Canada 
    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 
    Children as Partners is an evolving international initiative focused on advancing meaningful child participation at all levels of decision- making.
  • Children First 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    To build capacities of organisations and institutions and governments in developing countries.
  • Foundation Vincent Marie 
    Prevention of abuse and violence against children.
  • Human Rights Internet 
    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 
    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 
  • L'Aide M??dicale Internationale l'Enfance 
    To improve the situation for disadvantaged children across the world. To support their development and participation in a Read More society. To combat exclusion, poverty and violence.
  • Media Awareness Network 
    The Media Awareness Network is a non profit educational network providing material to support media education.
  • Mond'Ami 
    Education l'ouverture sur le monde et la solidarit.
  • National Youth in Care Network 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    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 
    To address the sexual exploitation of children and youth on the internet through education.
  • Save the Children Canada 
    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 
  • War Child Canada 
    War Child Canada helps children and young people worldwide who are affected by situations of armed conflict.
  • World Vision - Canada 
    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 
    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 
    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 ) 

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. ( Deceased ) 

The leading doctor, researcher, author and world wide authority on Parental Alienation Disorder.  Dr. Gardner has also authored a great variety of other books of help to parents and children after divorce.

Dr. Reena Sommer 

The doctor is a therapist, formerly of Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada,  and now in Houston Texas U.S.A., who has trained with Dr. Richard Gardner. She does custody, access evaluations and custody trial consultations. She is a very knowledgeable person about Parental Alienation.

Dr. Douglas Darnall, Ph.D. 

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. 

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist. His website has a section has information about treatment programs for Parental Alienation.

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.) 

Includes the team from McGill University, including Dr. Glenn F. Cartwright and Despina Vassiliou.

Parents Without Rights 

Shared Parenting Information Group (SPIG) UK. 

A good website in the U.K. It's PAS section has an exhaustive article list.

Dad Watch 

Also see Aktive Fedre (a Norwegian group) with information on PAS.

The American Coalition for Fathers & Children A.C.F.C. 

It has considerable information on a number of reports and studies on Parental Alienation.

Canadian Children's Rights Council

Families Need Fathers 

They are a UK group with a section on Parental Alienation.

Parental Equity 

Irish group with information and statistics on Parental Alienation

Family Courts of Australia 

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

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  also deals with BPD and states that some 10-14% of the population is affected. It concludes that PAS is 2-3 times Read More ..mmon in women than in men perpetrating PAS.

Youth Suicide

Centre for Suicide Prevention 

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 

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

Alliance for Non-Custodial Parents Rights 

Canadian Council of Natural Mothers 

Providing a united voice for mothers who have lost their children to adoption

Canadian Children's Rights Council 

U.S. Citizens Against Paternity Fraud 

Dads On The Air ( Australia ) 

D.I.D.S Inc. (Dads in Distress) ( Australia ) 

Liam Magill ( 

First man we could find that successfully sued his ex-wife for paternity fraud

The Men's Activism Network 

National Association for Child Support Action U.K. 

Fathers For Life 

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

Lone Fathers Association (Australia) Incorporated 

Adoption Council of Canada 

Child Poverty

National Council of Welfare / Conseil national du bien-tre social 

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 

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"


Canadian Children's Rights Council

Public Health Agency of Canada

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

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 

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 

Add your voice to an online discussion on how the rights of every child should be protected.

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children 

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 

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 

Youthpath is a single access point to government related youth programs, services and information.

Service Canada - Youth Resource -Government of Canada 

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 

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! 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) 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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.


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 

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

Canadian Broadcasting Corporation - CBC 4 Kids 

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) 

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] 

Kids Help Phone 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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

Vanier Institute of the Family 

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 

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 

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)  OR 

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) 

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. - The Cyber Hemisphere 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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.


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)  OR 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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 

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
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.


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


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


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


Web site:

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



Mary Troszko

Community Legal Education Association of Manitoba

501-294 Portage Avenue

Winnipeg, Manitoba

R3C 0B9

Phone: (204) 943-2382

Fax: (204) 943-3600


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


Web site:


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


Web site:

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


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


Web site:


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


Web site:


Julie Mathews

Community Legal Education/Ontario Legal Aid Plan

119 Spadina Avenue

Toronto, Ontario

M5G 2G1

Phone: (416) 408-4420

Fax: (416) 408-4424


Web site:

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



Nathalie Roy


C.P. 55032, CFP Notre-Dame

11 Notre-Dame Ouest

Montr??al (Qu??bec)

H2Y 4A7



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



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  has all provincial, territorial and federal laws as well as case law search

International Children's Rights Links:

Human Rights Watch 

Children's Rights Alliance for England (CRAE) 

Children's Rights (U.S.) 

International Bureau for Children's Rights 

Iranian Children's Rights Society 

Children's Rights Alliance  (Ireland)

Council of Europe (Family Law and Children's Rights) 

New Zealand - Ministry of Youth Development Children's Rights 

Canadian University Human Rights Related Sites

University of Toronto - Childcare Resource and Research Unit 

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 

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  , 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 

Human rights linked websites by country/region (Africa/Americas/Asia/Europe/Middle East) and by type

Columbia University

Human & Constitutional Rights Resource Web Page  Not being updated beyond March 26, 2008

Harvard University - Harvard Law School 

Human Rights Program web page 

Guide to Human Rights Research 

Getting Started in Human Rights Research: On-Line and Off-Line Resources 

Canadian University Law Schools

Council of Canadian Law Deans 

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 

University of Alberta Faculty of Law 

University of British Columbia - Faculty of Law 

University of Calgary -  Faculty of Law 

Carleton University - Department of Law 

Dalhousie Law School 

Universit?? Laval Facult?? de droit 

Laurentian University Department of Law and Justice 

University of Manitoba Faculty of Law 

McGill University - Faculty of Law 

Universit?? de Moncton - coll?? de droit 

Universit?? de Montr??al - Facult?? de droit 

University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law 

York University - Osgoode Hall Law School 

Universit?? d'Ottawa, Facult?? de droit - Section de droit civil

University of Ottawa, Faculty of Law - Common Law Section 

Universit?? du Qu??bec Montr??al -  D??partement des sciences juridiques

Queen's University - Faculty of Law

University of Saskatchewan - College of Law

Universit?? de Sherbrooke - Facult?? de droit 

University of Toronto - Faculty of Law

University of Victoria - Faculty of Law

University of Western - Ontario Faculty of Law 

University of Windsor - Faculty of Law 

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

Canadian Council of Provincial Child and Youth Advocates (CCPCYA)


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.


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



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




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




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



New Brunswick

Bernard Richard


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


Nova Scotia

Dwight Bishop


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




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



Sylvie Godin

Commissioner and Vice-President

Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse

360, rue Saint Jacques, 2e ??tage

Montreal (Quebec) H2Y 1P5

Phone: (514) 873-5146

Fax: (514) 873-2373

Toll-free: 1-800-361-6477




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



Other Links of Interest

Canadian Legal Information Institute 

Access to federal and provincial statutes and court decisions; sponsored by the Federation of Law Societies of Canada

Supreme Court of Canada 

Supreme Court of Canada Decisions 

The decisions of the Supreme Court of Canada

American Civil Liberties Union 

Canadian Human Rights Reporter 

Derechos Human Rights 

Concise Guide to Human Rights on the Internet (1998 Edition) 

European Court of Human Rights  

Annex: Human Rights, Country and Legal Information Resources on the Internet   at LLRX.COM

Human Rights Internet Databank 

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    ( American Association for the Advancement of Science)

Children Rights  - 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 

Non-Custodial Parents Party ( NCPP )  ( 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. Australia's current Family Law and Child Support system is unfair and inequitable to all residents.

Centre for Research on Family, Kinship & Childhood 

University of Leeds, Leeds, U.K.

Abuse Excuse 

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. 

Fathering Magazine

A Woman's Right to be Criminal

December 5, 2002

I read a USA Today article on child support by Martin Kasindorf entitled, Men wage battle on 'paternity fraud'. Paternity fraud is when a woman names the wrong man as a father for the purpose of forcing him to pay child support. The words 'paternity fraud' were in quotes as if they referred to someone's questionable characterization rather than a straightforward fact. This might have moved me to let out a long sigh except that I knew it would not have been worth the trouble. I know from experience that 'paternity fraud' would not have been in quotes unless we were being prepared for some unadulterated bullshit.


Women who kill their children are given sympathy and sentenced to "treatment" while men who do the same thing are charged with murder and sentenced to life.

Perhaps it is not a coincidence that women are many times more likely to murder their offspring than men. 


Spank Out Day
April 30th

Medical Post

B.C. college tightens its circumcision recommendations

VANCOUVER Opponents of circumcision are applauding a new policy statement issued by the B.C. College of Physicians and Surgeons. Read More ..

Mother had sex with child sons | Toronto Star

Mother confesses to sex with sons

Had intercourse with 2 teenagers

Pleads guilty to incest charges

A Kitchener woman has pleaded guilty to having sexual intercourse with her two teenage sons on separate occasions.

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

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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."

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Child poverty activists tell PM to put words into actions

June Callwood Campaign 2000

June R. Callwood, CC, O.Ont (June 2, 1924 - April 14, 2007) a great Canadian journalist, author and social activist.

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National Flag Day
February 15th

"This day ... The fifteenth day of February 1965 will always be remembered as a milestone in Canada's national progress."

Lester B. Pearson
Prime Minister
February 15, 1965

Children's Identity Fraud
Paternity Fraud

Duped Dads, Men Fight Centuries-Old Paternity Laws

United States

"Duped Dads, Men Fight Centuries-Old Paternity Laws"

"Supporters of paternity identification bills point to a 1999 study by the American Association of Blood Banks that found that in 30 percent of 280,000 blood tests performed to determine paternity, the man tested was not the biological father." Read More ..

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Download / view pdf file
American Association of Blood Banks
Parentage Testing Program Unit
Annual Report Summary Testing in 2001

Volume of testing 310,490 for the 2001 study

Why you shouldn't see VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Lesbian Pedophilia and the rape of girls

Don't attend performances.

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Health Canada

Aggressive Girls
Overview Paper

This overview paper summarizes recent research on girls who exhibit aggressive and violent behaviours. It defines relevant terms, outlines factors which may contribute to girls' aggression and violence, and presents ideas for preventing these behaviours. A list of resources is also included. 2002, 13p.

Associated Press

Why boys are in trouble

Boys have been painted as the bad guys in the push to encourage girls to succeed, leaving many young men feeling confused and alienated, wondering what they did wrong

The Associated Press
January 5, 1999

According to psychologist and author William Pollack, 'sports are the one arena in which many of society's traditional strictures about masculinity are often loosened, allowing boys to experience parts of themselves they rarely experience elsewhere.'

When Harvard Medical School psychologist William Pollack administered a test to a group of 150 teenaged boys a few years ago, the results were shocking.

The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

Doctors Without Borders - The Practical Guide to Humanitarian Law

2nd English Edition
February, 2007

Doctors Without Borders / Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Read More ..