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A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada

Howe, R.B., & Covell, K. Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007

Book on the Canadian government's commitment to the rights of the child.  R. Brian Howe & Katherine Covell
Beyond Article 23: Rights of Children with
Disabilities under the UN Convention
Plain language booklet for families, service providers, and individuals interested in the Convention on the Rights of the Child with a particular focus on children with disabilities.  Society for Children and Youth of BC
Child Care and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Booklet for people who work with and on behalf of children and youth Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Child Poverty in Perspective: An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries
A Comprehensive Assessment of the Lives and Well-Being of Children and Adolescents in the Economically Advanced Nations. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
Children as Witnesses: Thinking Beyond
the Box
Report on the results of a  round table that examined concerns about children, already traumatized by abuse, participating in a justice system designed for adults. Society for Children and Youth of BC
Clinical Guidelines for the Management of Disorders of Sex Development in Childhood Guidelines for health care professionals and families in the provision of diagnosis, treatment, education, and support to children born with disorders of sex development (DSDs). Accord Alliance
Convention on the Rights of the Child Brochure containing the full texts of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Canadian Heritage

Do Parents have Fundamental Rights?

Howe, R.B. (2001). Do parents have fundamental rights? Journal of Canadian Studies, 36 (3), 61‐78. 

Discussion paper on the relation between children's rights and parent's rights in reference to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Journal of Canadian Studies
DSD Guidelines: Handbook for Parents Handbook for parents with children who are born with a Disorder of Sex Development.  Accord Alliance
Education and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Booklet for people who work with and on behalf of children and youth Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Growing Up in BC Report that examines six important aspects of child well-being – health, learning, safety, behaviour, family economic well-being and family, peer and community connections in British Columbia. Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Health Care and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Booklet for people who work with and on behalf of children and youth Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Justice and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Booklet for people who work with and on behalf of children and youth Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Know Your Rights BC Government guide to rights for children and youth in government care. Ministry of Children and Family Development
Leveling the Playing Field For Children: A Community Action Toolkit Toolkit focuses on public policies and programs that can reduce child and family poverty and income inequality. First Call
Making Space for Children: Rethinking
and Re-creating Children's Play Environments
Guide on  how adults can effectively facilitate children's play and provides practical guidance on how to move from inspiration to action Society for Children and Youth of BC
Making Your Community More Child and
Youth Friendly: Focusing on the Early Years
A community self-assessment toolkit to support and initiate child friendly practices and programs focused on early childhood development Society for Children and Youth of BC
Making Your Community More Child and
Youth Friendly Toolkit: Getting Started and Planning for Action
A community self-assessment toolkit to support and initiate child friendly practices and programs in housing, transportation, education, workplace, security, etc. Society for Children and Youth of BC
Monitoring Children's Rights: A Toolkit for Community Based Organizations Toolkit  to help develop effective monitoring practices for child rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program  A program to produce key changes in parenting for parents with children ages zero to five BC Council for Families
Protecting Children from Violence in Sport: A Review with a Focus on Industrialized Countries Report on appropriate structures and policies that need to be developed for preventing, reporting and responding appropriately to violence in children’s sport. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
Protection and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Booklet for people who work with and on behalf of children and youth Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Recreation and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Booklet for people who work with and on behalf of children and youth Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Resource and Support Programs and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Booklet for people who work with and on behalf of children and youth Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Resource Guide on Children's Rights Resource and Support Programs on Children's Rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Respecting Children's Rights at Home Resource sheets for parents introducing the UNCRC and children's rights Canadian Child Care Federation
Respecting Children's Rights in Practice Resource and activity to introduce children's rights in practice Canadian Child Care Federation
Restorative Justice Resource Directory  List of resources to assist Restorative Justice practitioners, clients, and communities Restorative Justice in British Columbia
Taking Stock of Youth Well-being in BC Today: A Forum Report from youth forum highlighting new research, gaps in services to youth,  advocacy initiatives, and policy recommendations to address gaps First Call
The Child Care Transition A League Table of Early Childhood Education and Care in Economically Advanced Countries Comparative analysis of the status of early childhood education and care in the 25 most affluent countries United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
The Rights of the Child in the Health Care System Brochure that presents relevant articles from the UNCRC and children's rights in relation to the health care system Canadian Institute of Child Health
The UN Convention on the Rights of the
Child: A Model for Assessing Legislative Compliance
Guide for assessing legislative compliance with the UNCRC Society for Children and Youth of BC
There Ought to be a Law: Protecting Children's Online Privacy in the 21st Century Discussion paper for Canadians addressing online privacy Working Group of Canadian Privacy Commissioners and Child and Youth Advocates
This is my home A human rights education resource for children and youth which seeks to create peaceful, effective, and fun learning environments Minnesota Department of Human Rights, University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center
UNCRC Guiding Principles Multilingual Posters Posters on the four guiding principles of the UNCRC in English, Chinese, Vietnamese, Filipino, French, Korean. Society for Children and Youth of BC
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award A human rights education resource for children and youth which seeks to create peaceful, effective, and fun learning environments United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund United Kingdom
What's Happening to Our Children? A Look at Child Work-Related Injury Claims Over the Past 10 Years Report examines the increase in child workplace injury claims since BC's work-start age was lowered to 12 in 2003 First Call
Your Child's Rights: Multilingual brochures These printable brochures, available in 5 languages, provide info for parents on how to become a skilled advocate for children and youth, and to help inform children and youth of their rights. Society for Children and Youth of BC
Your Child's Rights: Parents' Frequently Asked Questions Answers to questions asked by parents/caregivers regarding their children learning about rights Society for Children and Youth of BC
Your Life, Your Rights Information booklet for BC youth in government care on child rights and section 70 rights Federation of BC Youth in Care Network
Youth Recreation: Making it Happen—
A Notebook for Planning Your Youth Recreation Forum
Guide to organize and run a youth led forum Society for Children and Youth of BC
Youth Taking Action: Rights Awareness
Short Films for Youth in Care DVD and Discussion for Youth and Adults
Youth made videos on the rights of youth in government care with discussion guide Society for Children and Youth of BC