Children and youth


Chiefs Call for Inquest as NAN Mourns Loss of Another Youth in Care

From a Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) news release: Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) is calling for accountability by the Government of Ontario following the loss of four NAN youth in care in the past six...


Appealing a discretionary suspension

This Education Law Blog post takes the reader through the process of appealing a discretionary suspension. The post looks at why you should appeal, tips for producing an effective appeal, and what happens after the school board receives the appeal....


Despite justifications, no evidence police stops effective

The idea that the police should be able to stop people in public areas, ask them to identify themselves and question them might sound fairly benign unless one poses a simple question: Why would a society give the police the "right" to do this?



Two groundbreaking studies of Covenant House youth

In partnership with The Field Center for Children's Policy, Practice & Research and the Loyola University Modern Slavery Research Project

Researchers announced findings today from the largest-ever combined sample of homeless youth in the...


Covenant House

Covenant House is an organization dedicated to helping homeless youth.

To contact the Covenant House in Toronto:


Legal clinic to challenge Safe Streets Act

A Toronto legal clinic is looking to launch a constitutional challenge to the Safe Streets Act.

Fair Change Community Services Legal Clinic is working toward bringing a challenge of the act, which bans aggressive panhandling.

Lawyers say...


What can you do if you feel your housing is unsafe or you're nervous about your fire escape?

Tenants living in crowded houses or circumstances that make them feel nervous or unsafe should know their rights and fight for them, say tenant advocates.

But those advocates who say there are ways to improve safety and fight back...


Hard At Work: How do students live on unpaid internships?

From a CBC article in its Hard at Work series: Anne is making tough choices now that it's time to start the mandatory internship component of her post-graduate diploma at Western University. Will she graduate or pay her rent?



CCRC's 2017 Federal Budget Analysis

Information from the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children: Canada aspires to be an innovation nation, a focus of the commercial and social investments in Federal Budget 2017. It's a vision to create better livelihoods...


Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC)

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.

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