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Child Rights

Canadian Children’s Rights Council
The Canadian Children’s Rights Council, is a non-profit, non-governmental educational and advocacy organization concerned with Canadian children’s human rights and responsibilities. Here you will find information on federal and provincial family law, as well as detailed information on the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
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. The CCRC upholds the rights of children in Canada through: public education resources; sharing information and analysis of current issues in children’s rights; and monitoring and reporting on the implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada.

Canadian Red Cross – Rights of the Child
The Canadian Red Cross mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity in Canada and around the world. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is in force around the world. It is designed to protect the lives and dignity of children (defined as those under age 18). The Convention on the Rights of the child tries to make sure that children and youth live in conditions that help them grow up happy and healthy.

UNICEF – Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the most rapidly and widely ratified international human rights treaty in history. The Convention changed the way children are viewed and treated – i.e., as human beings with a distinct set of rights instead of as passive objects of care and charity.The unprecedented acceptance of the Convention clearly shows a wide global commitment to advancing children’s rights.

United Kingdom Enabling Education Network (EENET)
EENET provides access to a unique and broad based body of expertise and experience in the practice of inclusive education worldwide. It is committed to prioritizing the needs of countries/organizations/individuals who have limited access to basic information and resources.

USA National Dissemination Center for Children with Disabilities (NICHCY)
This website connects you with the resources you need in your advocacy efforts on behalf of infants, toddlers, children, and youth who have disabilities.

USA Wrightslaw
Parents, advocates, educators and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for information about special education law in the United States and advocacy for children with disabilities. You will find articles, cases, newsletters and resources about many topics, including a section on advocacy for parents.

Other Links

Michael Giangreco, University of Vermont, Centre on Disability and Community Inclusion
A focus on inclusion of students with disabilities in general education classrooms and educational curriculum planning for students with disabilities.

New Brunswick Association for Community Living: Achieving Inclusion
A downloadable collection of resources for families on inclusive education.

New Brunswick Association for Community Living: Promoting Inclusive Education Across Canada
Inclusive Education resources developed by the New Brunswick Association for Community Living covering all ages from early learning to post-secondary education and learning opportunities.

Project Participate
Success stories and practical solutions to enhance learning, teaching, and the full inclusion of students with disabilities in the classroom.

Shapes of Mind
I-LRN is one of five resource centres of the Quebec Inclusive Education Service (IES). I-LRN is designed to help English School Boards develop effective service frameworks for students with learning difficulties.

Teaching to Diversity
A joint project of British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) Research, Special Education Association, Learning Assistance Teachers’ Association and English as a Second Language Provincial Specialist Association.

The Renaissance Group
A consortium of universities noted for their teacher education programs and working to reform teacher education.