The Child Rights Academic Network
About the Network
The Child Rights Academic Network (CRAN) is a group of academics from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe who are involved in teaching, researching, and advocating for children’s rights. The Landon Pearson Centre established CRAN in 2008 with support from the Muttart Foundation and The Centre For Initiatives on Children, Youth and Community. The Muttart Foundation has provided continuous funding for this initiative to 2017.
Each year, CRAN members meet in Ottawa to engage in discussion of children's rights, to develop concrete plans for current and future activities, to initiate collaborative research possibilities with a view to building an active, effective and lasting network. The conference agenda is based on the issues and concerns raised by young people who attended the prior year's Shaking the Movers. CRAN delegates are asked to write short responses to the conclusions formulated by the young people. CRAN's inaugural meeting took place in Ottawa on November 22, 2008.
- CRAN 2016: will follow two Shaking the Movers: Exploitation VIII and Sexual Exploitation IX [Ontario and BC reports] (pdf report) for release in spring 2016
- CRAN 2015: response to the Shaking the Movers VII: The Right to Play (pdf).
- CRAN 2014: response to the Shaking the Movers VI: Children’s Mental Health workshop (pdf report).
- CRAN 2012: response to the Shaking the Movers V workshop (pdf report).
- CRAN 2010 response to the Shaking the Movers IV workshop on Children and the Media (pdf report) .
- CRAN 2009 response to the Shaking the Movers III workshop on Child Rights in Education (pdf format).
- CRAN 2008, response to the Shaking the Movers II workshop on Identity and Belonging (pdf report).