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The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a network of Canadian organizations and individuals who promote respect for the rights of children. View this email in your browser
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Be Part of Realizing Children's Rights

Will the issues that matter to you be included the review of children's rights in Canada?   Are you working on an alternative report?   Thinking about it?   Join a second webinar to learn more about how you can use the process to raise the profile of important issues and work for improvements in the conditions for children in Canada.
                                       
      February 10:  12:30 - 1:30 pm  EST
   Information.  Questions and answers. Connections

Register here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/childrens-rights-in-canada-be-part-of-the-review-tickets-90688151703.

If you are working on a report on a particular issue and would like others to know for purposes of connection, send a message to info@rightsofchildren.ca.  Kathy is working on a list to share - will only share publicly what you give permission to share. 

If you have evidence or research that should be considered but you cannot prepare a report, consider sharing it because it may be helpful for someone else or the CCRC report. The CCRC will try to connect people with common interests, link specific issues in our umbrella report, and share relevant information as much as we can.  Working together is the power behind civil society impact in advancing children's rights.   


Correction :  A change that makes it easy to submit reports  
Reports or letters from children can be submitted on-line through posting here: https://www.childrightsconnect.org/upload-session-reports/
It is no longer necessary to send printed reports.  The information in the CCRC guide has been updated to include this change. 


Three pieces of good news
  1. A growing number of reporting initiatives on diverse topics means that duty-bearers will not be able to ignore, minimize, or continue to say that the status quo is adequate to realize children's rights in Canada. 
  2. There will be a focus on national and sub-national governments to show that children's rights can help to end the blame game between federal and provincial governments that has been a major obstacle for progress on children's issues in Canada.  
  3.  Advocacy for a more robust process in Canada is opening some doors. There may be good opportunities to advance your goals between the deadline for alternative reports and the next stages of the process.  The CCRC is committed to making this process productive for the real lives of children in Canada. 
March 1 is the deadline for alternative reports.  See this 2-page guide to prepare a report. We are willing to help you relate your issue to previous recommendations or relevant articles in the Convention.  Contact us through info@rightsofchildren.ca. 
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