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Canada and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child – Child Rights in Action

Learn about and receive resources on the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and how it’s implemented in Canada. This workshop will cover the UNCRC’s interaction with various federal and provincial laws (eg. human rights, education, criminal, the Charter of Rights and Freedoms), as well as its place within Canada’s international obligations. We will use an upcoming Charter challenge seeking to lower the voting age in Canada as a case study (complete with a teacher curriculum resource).

Date and time: Friday, August 20, 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.


Mary Birdsell, Executive Director, Justice for Children and Youth Legal Clinic

Jane Stewart, Litigation Lawyer, Justice for Children and Youth Legal Clinic

For information about this webinar please contact Kristy Pagnutti at or

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This event is free but made possible by a grant from the Law Foundation Ontario and donations from our community. If you’d like to help us continue our work, we accept donations through our Canada Helps page.

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