Today the Board of Directors of Defence for Children International-Canada (DCI-Canada) passed the following resolution in support of Aboriginal children’s rights in regard to child protection, and in support of the First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada’s complaint to the Canadian Human Rights Commission.
The DCI International Secretariat has released the April, 2009 issue of the Juvenile Justice Newsletter. A copy can be downloaded here:
Juvenile Justice Newsletter – April 2009 Issue
(April, 2009) ( 1.2 MB / 11 pages) . . Ducove
IS THIS OUR CANADA?
10th ANNUAL LOWERY LECTURE ON CHILDREN’S RIGHTS
Cindy Blackstock will focus on the rights of Aboriginal children in Canada when she delivers this year’s Lowery Lecture on Children’s Rights on Monday, June 8, 2009, in Toronto.
Ms. Blackstock, the executive director of the First Nations Child and Family [...]
Florence Mudzongo (left) and Betty Makoni (right) celebrate with DCI-Canada
On March 2, 2009, Defence for Children International-Canada (DCI-Canada) held a dinner to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Girl Child Network (GCN), a grassroots organization established to promote the human rights of girls in Zimbabwe.
The dinner, hosted by D [...]
On March 12, 2009, DCI-Canada appeared before the Ontario Legislature, Standing Committee on Justice Policy to comment on proposed legislation that will amend the Coroners Act. Bill 115, Coroners Amendment Act, 2008, was introduced in the Ontario Legislature by Hon. . Rick Bartolucci on October 23, 2008.
Bill 115 is one of the Ontario [...]
Presentation to the 11th annual Health and Human Rights Conference, University of Toronto, January 17, 2009
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted in 1948. It is the foundation of all modern international human rights law. It enshrined a set of basic concepts and stated emphatically that “motherhood and childhood are entitl [...]
December 10, 2008
Hon. Lawrence Cannon
Minister of Foreign Affairs
House of Commons
Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0A6
We are writing on behalf of the children of Zimbabwe who are screaming for help. As you know, Zimbabwe’s economy is in crisis, there are extreme food shortages and the recent outbreak of cholera is exacerbating a des [...]
On December 1, 2008, DCI-Canada appeared before the Ontario Legislature, Standing Committee on Social Policy to comment on proposed legislation that will unify the youth justice system in Ontario. Bill 103, Child and Family Services Statute Law Amendment Act, 2008 was introduced in the Ontario Legislature on September 29, 2008.
Our submissi [...]
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