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2013 Child Poverty Report Card Report on BC child poverty rate and recommendations on how to reduce it. First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
2012 Child Poverty Report Card Report on BC child poverty rate and recommendations on how to reduce it. First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
2011 Child Poverty Report Card Report on BC child poverty rate and recommendations on how to reduce it. First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition

A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada

Howe, R.B., & Covell, K. (Ed).  A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada. 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
A Tale of Two Canadas: Implementing Rights in Early Childhood
Report discusses the support for young children and families federal and provincial governments believe they provide with realities families are facing
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada and Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC
Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada: Canada Must Do Better Position paper calls for a national plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and youth. Representative for Children and Youth, BC
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
Business and Human Rights Resource Centre A resource centre and online library that covers a human rights perspective to over 4500 companies and reports of corporate misconduct and "good practices" by companies. Business and Human Rights Resource Centre
Canada and the Rights of Children UNCRC Review Monitoring Canada's implementation of children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Child Care and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and child care and children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Child Poverty in Perspective: An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries. Assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 industrialized  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
Core Commitments for Children in Humanitarian Action Promote predictable, effective and timely collective humanitarian action, and to clearly outline the areas in which UNICEF can best contribute to results in upholding the rights of children affected by humanitarian action. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International

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 parents' rights in reference to the UNCRC

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
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 and Well-Being of Children in Care in BC: Educational Experience and Outcomes Report on BC children in government care 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
Hearing the Voices of Children and Youth: A Child-Centered Approach to Complaint Resolution Report identifying seven ways for the BC Ministry of Children and Family Development to make its complaint process more accessible and responsive to the vulnerable young people it serves Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum: Child labour Human rights online forum for businesses United Nations Global Compact
Human Rights Resource Manuals List of resource manuals addressing a range of human rights Equitas
Implementation Handbook for the Convention on the Rights of the Child Handbook for implementation of the UNCRC United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
International Human Rights Education Evaluation Symposium - HRE for Social Change: Evaluation Approaches and Methodologies Report of the Proceedings Report of  Human Rights Education Symposium. Equitas
Investor Briefs Investor briefs of companies that have demonstrated good environmental, social, and governance performance. Shareholder Association for Research and Education
Issue Paper 1: Child and Youth mental health: Access to Services for Under-Serviced Populations Explores how BC's mental health plan can reverse the trend of children and youth who are high-risk, immigrant, refugee, and/or Aboriginal having the lowest access to mental health services Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Issue Paper 3: Towards Knowing How Effectively the BC Government is Supporting Children and Youth Paper explores how the government can use the data and resources available to increase its knowledge about how effective it is in supporting children and youth Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Issue Paper 4: Towards a Strengths- Based Approach to Government Policy and Services for Children and Youth in British Columbia Explores how UNCRC principles, research findings, and practice models guide the development of a BC cross-ministry plan Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Issue Paper 5: Aboriginal Youth and the Youth Criminal Justice System Explores ways to address over-representation of Aboriginal youth in youth custody centres Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Issue Report: Medical Assessments in BC's Youth Justice System Report outlines the findings and recommendations of the Representative for Children and Youth following a review of court ordered physical assessments of youth under the federal Youth Criminal Justice Act Representative for Children and Youth, BC
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
Kids, Crime and Care: Health and Well-being of Children in Care: Youth Justice Experiences and Outcomes A study showing children and youth in government care are at higher risk of becoming involved with the youth justice system, and how early interventions can change their paths Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Law Reform Research Recommendations and comments on legal reform aimed to strengthen laws, regulations and voluntary initiatives that enhance corporate governance and accountability, and contribute to healthy and sustainable capital markets Shareholder Association for Research and Education
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: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Not There Yet: Canada's Implementation of the General Measures of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Report on the implementation in Canada of the general measures of the UNCRC United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
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 A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and protection and children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Recreation and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and recreation and children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Resource and Support Programs and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and resource and support programs for children's rights 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
Responsible Investment Reports A variety of Responsible Investment Reports that inform Canadians on investing responsibly Shareholder Association for Research and Education
Save the Children Sweden: Child Rights and Corporate Responsibility Save the Children Sweden's strategy and working model for child rights and corporate responsibility to strengthen child rights Save the Children Sweden
Taking Stock of Youth Well-being in BC Today: A Forum Report from a youth forum highlighting new research, gaps in services to youth, advocacy initiatives and policy recommendations to address gaps First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
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 25 most affluent countries in the world United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Public Policy: Perspectives on the Rights of Children with Disabilities in Canada Outlines how the UNCRC can be used as a tool to enhance the realization of rights for children with disabilities in policy
Society for Children and Youth of BC
The State of the World's Children: Special Edition, Celebrating 20 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Report on the Convention's impact on children's well-being and human development, the critical challenges for the next 20 years, and the action to ensure the Convention is met for every child United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: How does Canada Measure Up? Non-governmental progress report  Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: Does Domestic Legislation Measure Up? - Summary Report on BC's legislation compliance through the lens of the UNCRC Society for Children and Youth of BC
The Well-Being of British Columbia's Children and Youth: A Framework for Understanding Action Paper addresses the emerging field of population health relevant for the development of a social policy framework for children and youth First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
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
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award Information about the Rights Respecting Schools award implemented by UNICEF UK to promote the use of the Convention on the Rights of the Child within schools 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: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition
Who's in Charge Here? Effective Implementation of Canada's International Obligations with Respect to the Rights of Children; Interim Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights Report that studies the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, analyzes the obstacles to the protection of children's rights and whether Canadian policy and legislation reflect  the provisions of international human rights instruments. Standing Senate Committee on Human Rights