Video: Family History and Children's Rights since the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
The Honorable Landon Pearson will give a speech at the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters event in January 2014 , for more information about the program please visit http://www.hippycanada.ca
Today, the Landon Pearson Resource CentreFor the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights at Carleton University launched the first Canadian Children's Rights Journal to coincide with National Child Day. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), spelling out basic human rights for children and youth.
"It is now 24 years since the Convention on the Rights of the Child was adopted unanimously by the United Nations, yet many Canadians are still uncomfortable with the concept of children's rights,” said Landon Pearson, chair of the centre.“This journal is aimed at opening a broader dialogue among academics and thoughtful young people so that together we can bring about a deeper understanding of what children's rights mean and how important it is to protect, promote and fulfill them."
The journal is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the topic of children’s rights. It offers a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation regarding a range of issues relating to children’s rights. It is international in scope and content, and encourages diverse approaches to the subject.
Proposals for manuscripts are currently being accepted for consideration for the journal’s inaugural issue. A range of contributions will be considered, including casestudies, comparative analyses, advocacy and policy articles. Manuscripts in English and French are welcomed from academics, researchers, community partners and young people. Authors are asked to examine the impact of the UNCRC for children’s lives in particular contexts from the past and in present circumstances, or to look ahead to how the UNCRC can be envisioned in the future.Please submit proposals to Virginia Caputo, director of the Landon Pearson Centre, by email at email@example.com by Dec. 20, 2013.
The first issue will published in spring 2014, in time to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.
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Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights:
Inaugural Issue: Call for Proposals
Looking Back, Moving Forward: Reflecting on 25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The Canadian Journal of Children’s Rights is a peer-reviewed academic journal focusing on the topic of children’s rights. The Journal offers a forum for exchanging ideas and engaging in conversation regarding a range of issues relating to children’s rights. The Journal is international in scope and content and encourages diverse approaches to the subject.
We are currently accepting proposals for manuscripts to be considered for the Journal’s inaugural issue that reflect a range of contributions including case-studies, comparative analyses, advocacy, and policy articles. We welcome manuscripts in English and French from academics, researchers, community partners and young people. Each manuscript submission will undergo a peer review process. The editors will review youth submissions to verify their appropriateness to CJCR’s focus and scope.
The inaugural issue in spring 2014 will commemorate the 25th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. For this Special Issue, we invite authors to consider the impact of the CRC for children’s lives in particular contexts from the past, in present circumstances, or to look ahead to how to envision the CRC in the future.
Proposals should consist of an abstract of 250 words and up to six keywords describing the article together with a short bio (300 words) and contact information for the author. Original manuscripts should be approximately 8000 words plus references, double spaced, 12 point font, and using endnotes. We ask that manuscript submissions follow the American Psychological Association style guide. Consult the following link for details: http://www.library.carleton.ca/sites/default/files/research/subject-guides/library-guides/APA_2013.pdf
Please submit proposals to Virginia Caputo, Director, Landon Pearson Centre (firstname.lastname@example.org ) by December 20, 2013. Final manuscripts will be due by February 21, 2014. The issue will be published in the spring, 2014. Readers of CJCR will have open access to its content.
Feel free to contact either Virginia Caputo at email@example.com or Landon Pearson at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
The Public Health Agency of Canada invites you to celebrate National Child Day on November 20, 2013! National Child Day is a day to celebrate the rights of children in Canada and it is quickly approaching. In this email you will learn more about National Child Day and why it is important to Canadians. You will also learn about some excellent resources that are available to help you plan for and celebrate National Child Day.
Since 2007, the Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights at Carleton University has sponsored a series of annual workshops for children and youth from across Canada and from a variety of backgrounds, on themes related to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). According to Article 12 of the CRC (which was ratified by Canada in 1991), young people under the age of 18 have the right to speak out and be heard on issues that affect them directly. Shaking the Movers workshops are designed to provide a space for children and young people to “have the floor”, to present their unique perspectives and experiences and to provide specific recommendations and input related to the theme chosen for the year. While some adults do attend, they are there simply to listen and hear the recommendations made, to be a resource, to provide support to the young participants and to ensure that the workshop takes place in a safe and comfortable setting.
The theme of the 2012 workshop (held with the support of Ryerson University, the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, the Landon Pearson Resource Centre at Carleton University and the Public Health Agency of Canada) was the rights of children and youth with mental health issues. Next year, youth would like to address issues related to the right to play and to artistic expression (Art. 31 of the CRC). Kindly read this report and consider what the young people had to say about mental health.
Children and Youth are experts in their own lives and if we are to find workable solutions to the challenges that confront them we need to find them together.
Hon. Landon Pearson, OC
This panel presentation and discussion for the Ryerson community and civil society will focus on the recent review by the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child of Canada’s implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
- John-Paul Chalykoff, CRC Pre-Session Youth Delegate
- Irwin Elman, Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth
- Francis Hare, Professor, Child and Youth Care
- Gloria Small-Clarke, Durham Community Action Group (TBC)
- Lisa Wolff, Director, Advocacy and Education, UNICEF Canada
- Moderated by Tara Collins, Assistant Professor, School of Child and Youth Care
Date: Thursday Jan 24, 2013 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM
See poster for location details, or watch via Live Stream at https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/34/Page/Published.aspx or view the Post-event video link at https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/34/live/768.aspx
Since the adoption of the Child Day Act in 1993, Canadians have recognized the 20th of November of each year as National Child Day, a day to promote awareness of child rights and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
The day was first proclaimed as Universal Children's Day by the UN General Assembly in 1954. More than 100 countries are now celebrating some form of Children's Day.
For children and youth, parents and caregivers (and grandparents too!), daycare providers, teachers and education officials: Check out the following websites on how you can take an active role in the day:
- Government of Canada National Child Day website
- UNICEF Canada including
- Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children Youth Corner including Color It Rights, a coloring book and teacher's guide
- Canadian Child Care Federation
At the Landon Pearson Resource Centre, activities surrounding the day include the Shaking the Movers event, bringing together youth on Nov 16-17 at Ryerson University (Toronto) to talk about mental health issues, and the Child Rights Academic Network event, on Nov 23-24 at Carleton University (Ottawa) to talk about youth justice issues.
Join in the Child Day celebrations! Consider sending an e-card. Why not sit down and "Color It Rights" (book and activity guide). Read a book on child rights (Children Just Like Me books are a great place to start). Or organize and Bring Your MP to School.
Mark your calendars. Canada will be up for its review at the UN Committee for the Rights of the Child on September 26th and 27th. The review will be from 9am to 12pm EST on September 26th and 4am to 7am/9am to 12pm EST on September 27th. Watch on line to see what the world has to say about Canada's treatment of children, including First Nations children: http://www.treatybodywebcast.org/