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Videos/Multimedia

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Every Child Oscar® winning Canadian animated short film illustrating the principle of the Declaration of Children's Rights that every child is entitled to a name and a nationality. National Film Board of Canada http://www.nfb.ca/film/every_child/
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/youth-taking-action-films

Assessment Tools

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Convention on the Rights of the Child Brochure containing the full texts of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Canadian Heritage http://www2.pch.gc.ca/pgm/pdp-hrp/docs/crc-eng.cfm
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: "Three in One" (Booklet) Toolkit with a step-by-step process and checklists for policy development and assessment based on compliance with the UNCRC. Society for Children and Youth of BC http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources

Information Guides

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Every Child's Right to be Heard A resource guide on the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child General Comment 12. Gerison Lansdown, Save the Children and UNICEF http://www.unicef.org/french/adolescence/files/Every_Childs_Right_to_be_Heard.pdf
The Rights of First Nations Children in Canada Fact sheet highlighting how First Nations children face disproportionate risk through unaddressed structural problems National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/124/Rights_First_Nations_Children_EN_web.pdf
Improving First Nations Children's Health with Social Justice Education for all Children Fact sheet examining social justice education and its potential for improving health outcomes among First Nations children National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health http://www.nccah-ccnsa.ca/Publications/Lists/Publications/Attachments/123/Children_and_Social_Justice_web.pdf
Another Perspective: How journalists can promote children's human rights and equality Child rights guide for journalists. Children's Rights Alliance for England http://www.crin.org/docs/Another_Perspective.pdf
BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities Resource Page Various resources, created by the Centre, including curriculum, fact sheets, e-newsletters, reports, research papers, and web links. BC Center for Safe Schools and Communities http://www.ufv.ca/bccssc/Resources.htm
Child Rights and the Media: Putting Children in the Right, Guidelines for Journalists and Media Professionals Practical recommendations for media and journalists to be more responsive and to encourage debate within media about the portrayal of children and their rights.  International Federation of Journalists http://www.ifj.org/assets/docs/247/254/cf73bf7-c75e9fe.pdf
Child Rights Media Toolkit Guide to help organizations with media activities and communications. Child Rights Information Network http://www.crin.org/docs/mediatoolkit.pdf
Children's Rights and Media: Guidelines and Principles for Reporting on Issues Involving Children Guidelines adopted by journalists' organizations from 70 countries. International Federation of Journalists http://www.ifj.org/en/articles/childrens-rights-
and-media-guidelines-and-principles-for-reporting-on-issues-involving-children
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 http://www.dsdguidelines.org/files/clinical.pdf
CRED-PRO Methods and Outcomes Tool that is designed to enable professionals to understand and employ children's rights in their work. International Institute for Child Rights and Development http://www.iicrd.org/resources/training_manuals/CRED-PRO_outcomes_methods
Do Parents have Fundamental Rights? 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 http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/canada/1164733-1.html
DSD Guidelines: Handbook for Parents Handbook for parents with children who are born with a Disorder of Sex Development.  Accord Alliance http://www.dsdguidelines.org/htdocs/parents/index.html
European Commission:  Staff Working Document - Combating Child Labour Handbook for parents with children who are born with a Disorder of Sex Development.  European Commission http://ccrcsr.com/sites/default/files/Commission%20Staff%20Working%
20Document%20-Combating%20Child%20Labour.pdf
Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum : Child labour Human rights online forum for businesses. United Nations Global Compact http://human-rights.unglobalcompact.org/dilemmas/child-labour/
Human Rights Resource Manuals List of resource manuals addressing a range of human rights issues. Equitas http://www.equitas.org/english/ed-manuals/ed-manuals.php
Know Your Rights BC Government guide to rights for children and youth in government care. Ministry of Children and Family Development http://www.mcf.gov.bc.ca/foster/pdf/know_your_rights.pdf
Master of Health Administration Program that integrates skills and ideas unique to health care administration with advanced business and management concepts. University of British Columbia http://www.mha.spph.ubc.ca/
Mount Royal University, Child and Youth Human Rights Extension Certificate Online certificate program that supports individuals to become advocates for child and youth human rights. Mount Royal University http://www.mtroyal.ca/programscourses/
continuingeducation/children/childrights/
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 http://www.bccf.ca/professionals/programs/nobodys-perfect
Principles and Guidelines for Ethical Reporting: Children and Young People Under 18 Years Old Guide for reporters – serving the public's interest for truth without compromising the rights of
children.
United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International http://www.unicef.org/eapro/Reporting_on_children_and_young_pp.pdf
Respecting Children's Rights at Home,  Resource sheets for parents that introduce children's rights and the UNCRC. Canadian Child Care Federation http://www.cccf-fcsge.ca/docs/cccf/RS_64-e.pdf
Restorative Justice Resource Directory  List of resources to assist rj practitioners, clients and communities. Restorative Justice in British Columbia http://www.rjbc.ca/conference-outcomes/external-information-resources/
Statement by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children. Take Children's Rights Seriously: A Challenge for Canada on the 20th Anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child Document outlines the basic principles of the Convention and makes recommendations on how Canada can/should apply the Convention. Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/ccrc-statement-for-20th-anniversary.pdf
The Health Advocate Role: Preparing Future Physicians for Socially Responsive Practice Resource that informs individuals in the field of medicine about the importance of health advocacy. University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine https://circle.ubc.ca/bitstream/handle/2429/28934/Health%20Advocate%20Role_ebooklet%20
(Dharamsi%20et%20al).pdf?
sequence=1
The Media and Children's Rights Handbook to help media professionals working on stories about children to include the rights of children. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International http://www.unicef.org/ukraine/Mediachildrights(1).pdf
The Rights of the Child in the Health Care System Brochure that presents a revised set of children's rights in relation to the health care system and describes the relevant articles from the UNCRC. Canadian Institute of Child Health http://www.cich.ca/PDFFiles/RightHospitalizedENG.pdf
This is my home This is My Home is a human rights education resource for primary and secondary students, which seeks to create peaceful, effective, and fun learning environments for all to excel in Minnesota schools. Minnesota Department of Human Rights, University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center http://www.hrusa.org/thisismyhome/
Variety of Resources for Teachers List of resources for teachers to teach children about their rights. Cape Breton University Children's Rights Centre http://discovery.cbu.ca/psych/index.php?/children/resources_list/
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 http://fbcyicn.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/know-rights-online.pdf

Workshop Materials

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Description

Creator/Author

Link

Why Play? Double-sided flyer on why play is important in child development North Shore Community Resources http://media.wix.com/ugd/26cb39_f871ac2f19224a65ac0b5beab122d8b2.pdf
Top 5 reasons for child rights Reasons to support child rights and the benefits for children North Shore Community Resources http://media.wix.com/ugd/26cb39_6569eabc131f4919aab30ee8bcf0a001.pdf
Kids need to play, every day! Benefits for child development through play North Shore Community Resources http://media.wix.com/ugd/26cb39_2dd991bb7a304cc5b1732512efdff185.pdf
Human Rights Resource Manuals List of resource manuals addressing a range of human rights issues. Equitas http://www.equitas.org/english/ed-manuals/ed-manuals.php
Play it Fair Toolkit Human rights education toolkit for children aged 6 -12. Equitas http://www.equitas.org/toolkit/index.php?expand=resources
RespectED Child Abuse and Violence Prevention workshops Facilitated and online workshops for children, youth and adults working with children and youth.  Canadian Red Cross http://www.redcross.ca/article.asp?id=27213&tid=030
Rights 2 Success, Project Summary: A Community- Based Model of Rights Education for Young People in Care and At Risk and the Adults Who Work With Them Child rights education model. Representative for Children and Youth BC, Federation of BC Youth in Care Network,  Ministry of Children and Family Development http://www.rcybc.ca/Groups/Archived%20Reports/rights_2_success_project_summary_october_2006.pdf
Training of Trainers: Designing and Delivering Effective Human Rights Education This manual  outlines a six-day workshop which aims at providing human rights educators with the necessary tools for planning, designing, and conducting effective training-of-trainers (TOT) workshops. Equitas http://www.equitas.org/english/ed-manuals/pdf/Equitas_Generic_TOT_2007.pdf
Variety of Resources for Teachers List of resources for teachers to teach children about their rights. Cape Breton University Children's Rights Centre http://discovery.cbu.ca/psych/index.php?/children/resources_list/
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources

Reports and Research

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Creating a Non-Violent Juvenile Justice System This report clarifies a vision of a non-violent youth justice system and the ways in which governments are failing to uphold that ideal The International NGO Council on Violence Against Children http://www.crin.org/docs/InCo_Report_2013.pdf
2009 Child Poverty Report Card Report on BC child poverty rate and recommendations on how to reduce it. First Call http://www.firstcallbc.org/pdfs/EconomicEquality/3-09reportcard.pdf
A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada Book on the Canadian government's commitment to the rights of the child.  R. Brian Howe & Katherine Covell Howe, R.B., & Covell, K. (Ed).  A Question of Commitment:
Children's Rights in Canada.
Waterloo, ON: Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2007.
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 http://www.rcybc.ca/Images/PDFs/Reports/Position%20Paper%20June%2016%20FINAL.pdf
BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities Resource Page Various resources, created by the Centre, including curriculum, fact sheets, e-newsletters, reports, research papers, and web links. BC Center for Safe Schools and Communities http://www.ufv.ca/bccssc/Resources.htm
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
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 http://www.business-humanrights.org/Home
Canada and the Rights of Children 2003 Review of Canada's Record Fact sheet of 10 important actions selected from recommendations for action by UN committee on the Rights of the Child.  Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/overview.pdf
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/care.pdf
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
Assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 industrialized  nations. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International http://www.unicef.ca/portal/Secure/Community/502/WCM/PRESS
/IRC7/RC7.pdf
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
Children's Rights Are Human Rights Report explores whether the ratification of the UNCRC has made a difference in Canada. Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/
overview-of-progress-on-childrens-rights.pdf
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 http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/CCC_042010.pdf
Do Parents have Fundamental Rights? 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 http://www.allbusiness.com/north-america/canada/1164733-1.html
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/ed.pdf
Growing Up in BC Report that examines six important aspects of child well-being – health, learning, safety, behaviour, family economic wellbeing and family, peer and community connections in British Columbia. Representative for Children and Youth, BC http://www.rcybc.ca/Images/PDFs/Reports/Growing%20Up%20in%20BC%20Final%20Web.pdf
Health and Well-Being of Children in Care in B.C.: Educational Experience and Outcomes Report on BC children in government care. Representative for Children and Youth, BC http://www.rcybc.ca/Images/PDFs/Reports/educational%20outcomes%20of%20cic.pdf
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/
2009/05/health.pdf
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 http://www.rcybc.ca/Images/PDFs/Reports/RCY_
HearingtheVoices.pdf
Human Rights and Business Dilemmas Forum : Child labour Human rights online forum for businesses. United Nations Global Compact http://human-rights.unglobalcompact.org/dilemmas/child-labour/
Human Rights Resource Manuals List of resource manuals addressing a range of human rights issues. Equitas http://www.equitas.org/english/ed-manuals/ed-manuals.php
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 http://www.unicef.org/publications/index_5598.html
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 http://www.equitas.org/english/ed-manuals/pdf/Equitas_Eval_Symp_Proc_2007_ENG.pdf
Investor Briefs Investor briefs of companies that have demonstrated good environmental, social, and governance performance. Shareholder Association for Research and Education http://www.share.ca/research-reports/investor-briefs/
Issue Paper 1: Child and Youth mental health: Access to Services for Under-Serviced Populations Paper explores how BC's mental health plan can reverse the trend that  high-risk youth, children and youth of immigrant and refugee families, and Aboriginal children and youth  disproportionately represented among those with the greatest need and lowest access to mental health services. Representative for Children and Youth, BC http://www.rcybc.ca/Groups/Archived%20Reports/
cymh_issue_paper_sept2005.pdf
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 http://www.rcybc.ca/Groups/Archived%20Reports/
issue_paper_3_cyo_outcomes.pdf
Issue Paper 4: Towards a Strengths- Based Approach to Government Policy and Services for Children and Youth in British Columbia. Paper explores how UNCRC principles, research findings and practice models guide the development of a BC cross-ministry plan. Representative for Children and Youth, BC http://www.rcybc.ca/Groups/Archived%20Reports/towards_a_strengths_based_approach.pdf
Issue Paper 5: Aboriginal Youth and the Youth Criminal Justice System Paper explores ways in which to address the over-representation of Aboriginal youth in youth custody centers.  Representative for Children and Youth, BC http://www.rcybc.ca/Groups/Archived%20Reports/
issue_paper_5_06_05_12.pdf
Issue Report: Medical Assessments in B.C'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 http://www.rcybc.ca/Images/PDFs/Reports/YMA%20Final%20Sept%2022%2008.pdf
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/justice.pdf
Kids, Crime and Care: Health and Well-being of Children in Care: Youth Justice Experiences and Outcomes BC study shows that children and youth in government care are at higher risk of becoming involved with the youth justice system and early interventions targeted at risk factors can change the paths of these vulnerable adolescents.  Representative for Children and Youth, BC http://www.rcybc.ca/Images/PDFs/Reports/Youth%20Justice%20Joint%20Rpt%20FINAL%20.pdf
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 http://www.share.ca/research-reports/law-reform/
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 http://www.firstcallbc.org/pdfs/EconomicEquality/
3-poverty%20toolkit.pdf
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 http://www.unicef.ca/portal/Secure/Community/502/WCM/HELP/take_action/
Advocacy/CRC20/Not%20There%20Yet%20-%20Canada%27s%20
implementation%20of%20CRC%
20general%20measures%20-%20UNICEF.pdf
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 http://www.unicef.ca/portal/Secure/Community/502/WCM/Reports/UNICEF_violence_in_sport.pdf
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/protect.pdf
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/rec.pdf
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/resource.pdf
Resource Guide on Children's Rights List of Canadian and international child rights resources Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children Direct link unavailable; Link to resource section of website:
http://rightsofchildren.ca/resources
Responsible Investment Reports A variety of Responsible Investment Reports that inform Canadians on investing responsibly. Shareholder Association for Research and Education http://www.share.ca/research-reports/responsible-investment/
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 further strengthen child rights. Save the Children Sweden http://www.ccrcsr.com/sites/default/files/CSR%20strategy%20SC%20Sweden.pdf
Taking Stock of Youth Wellbeing 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 http://www.firstcallbc.org/pdfs/transitions/2-youth%20issues%20forum.pdf
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 http://www.unicef.ca/portal/Secure/Community/502/WCM/HELP/take_action/Advocacy/rc8.pdf
The Convention on the Rights of the Child
and Public Policy: Perspectives on the Rights of Children with Disabilities in Canada
Report outlines how  the Convention 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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
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 outlines action to ensure the Convention’s promise becomes a reality for every child. United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International http://www.unicef.org/publications/files/SOWC_Spec._Ed._CRC_Main_Report_EN_090409.pdf
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 http://rightsofchildren.ca/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/un.pdf
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 http://www.scyofbc.org/resources
The Well-Being of British Columbia's Children and Youth: A Framework for Understanding Action Paper addresses the emerging field of population health, as it is relevant for the development of a social policy framework for children and youth. First Call http://www.firstcallbc.org/pdfs/Communities/4-wellbeingframework.pdf
There Ought to be a Law: Protecting Children's Online Privacy in the 21st Century Discussion paper for Canadians on online privacy. Working Group of Canadian Privacy Commissioners and Child and Youth Advocates http://www.ombudsman.yk.ca/pdf/Children'sOnlinePrivacy-e.pdf
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award Information about an award scheme 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
http://www.unicef.org.uk/tz/teacher_support/rrs_award.asp
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 http://www.firstcallbc.org/pdfs/communities/4-injury%20report.pdf
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 http://www.parl.gc.ca/38/1/parlbus/commbus/senate/com-e/huma-e/rep-e/rep19nov05-e.htm