This report provides supplementary information on Canada's 3rd and 4th periodic report on the implementation of the CRC.
Aboriginal Children and Youth in Canada is a position paper written by the Canadian Council of Provincial Child and Youth Advocates (CCPCYA) and calls for a national action plan to improve outcomes for Aboriginal children and youth.
Aboriginal children in Canada are disproportionately represented in the youth justice and child welfare systems, they have poorer health status, they lag significantly in education outcomes, and they are too often the victims of sexual exploitation and violence.
Members of the CCPCYA believe that the current environment presents new opportunities to work towards a path of healing, reconciliation and renewal, with the well-being of children and youth as the focus. Meeting our responsibilities to these vulnerable children requires a clear, outcomes-directed, child-centred national plan. Additionally, the Council takes up the call for a national Children's Commissioner.
Previous CRC - NGO Alternative Report items
- 31/10/2011: Alternative Report on the Implementation of the CRC in Costa Rica 2003-2007: Executive Summary
- 31/10/2011: Informe Alternativo sobre el cumplimiento de la Convencion de los Derechos de Ninos, Ninas y Adolescentes en Costa Rica, 2003-2007
- 31/10/2011: NGO Report on the Implementation of the UNCRC in the Czech Republic
- 31/10/2011: My Life...My Suggestions
- 31/10/2011: Philippines Alternative Report 2011 on OPSC
Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond
Representative for Children and Youth
4th floor, 1019 Wharf Street,
PO Box 9207 Stn. Prov Govt
Victoria, BC, V8W 9J1,
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