Child Rights

Canadian Coalition for Immigrant Children and Youth - advocates for more; better; and better coordinated services to meet the unique needs of immigrant children and youth in Canada. Our focus is on young people, under the age of 21, who are immigrants or refugees to Canada and/or children who mainly speak a language at home other than English, French or a Canadian Aboriginal language. Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children - Ensures 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. Child Rights Information Network (CRIN) - global network that disseminates information about the Convention on the Rights of the Child and child rights amongst non-governmental organisations (NGOs), United Nations agencies, inter-governmental organisation (IGOs), educational institutions, and other child rights experts. CRIN has a membership of more than 1,400 organisations in over 130 countries. Free the Children - the largest network of children helping children through education in the world, with more than one million youth involved in innovative education and development programs in 45 countries. Joint Statement on Physical Punishment of Children and Youth -based on an extensive review of research, the Joint Statement provides an overview of the developmental outcomes associated with the use of physical punishment. UNICEF Canada – works for and with children in 157 countries and territories, advocating for children’s rights, ensuring their basic needs are met and enabling them to reach their full potential. World Initiative for Orphans - independent non-profit organisation and a human rights organisation for orphaned and abandoned children worldwide. We strive to guard the fundamental needs of this disadvantaged population by engaging in advocacy, education, problem analysis and the development of solutions based on sound research that can be applied by countries and NGO’s worldwide.