IICRD is playing an active role in the new International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP). The purpose of this partnership is to answer questions related to how children's participation in international and Canadian child protection programs and policies can be monitored.
A new toolkit, Sport for Protection Toolkit: Programming with Young People in Forced Displacement Settings, focuses on advocating and engaging stakeholders to use the power of sport to strengthen the protection, development and empowerment of vulnerable children and
The International Institute for Child Rights and Development is gearing up with friends and family to join Ride for Refuge - a family-friendly cycling and walking event that helps to support charities that provide refuge and hope for some of the most vulnerable people on earth.
The International Institute for Child Rights and Development's Philip Cook (Executive Director) and Bill White (Former Chair) host a workshop on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 in San Francisco, California.
How can we use traditional Indigenous values as a holistic framework for youth programming & accountability?
A 3-day course for anyone working with First Nation, Inuit & Metis youth.
Dec 8-10th, 2017
IICRD's YouLEAD program will be hosting an ART of HOSTING MEANINGFUL CONVERSATIONS training for YouthWorkers and Practitioners, from March 9th to 12th, 2017 at Sts’ailes Lhawathet Lalem (a renowned retreat facility near Agassiz). Being held by facilitators Pawa Haiyupis and David
On November 21, 2016, a report was released that is fundamentally important for Indigenous child welfare in B.C., and that also connects with the IICRD mission to support dignity, belonging and justice for children and youth:
The International Institute for Child Rights and Development honours the life and legacy of Marta Arango who left this world in her home country of Colombia on November 25th – just months after her 80th birthday.
IICRD Associate Marie Wernham authored a UNICEF commissioned a 2016 report to explore the links and synergies between the Global Goals for Sustainable Development and the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This detailed,
IICRD Associate Ziba Vaghri is leading an international team to develop GlobalChild, an electronic platform that aims to have a standard of reporting for all countries on their compliance with the Unite
IICRD is looking for a BC Coordinator for our YouLEAD initiative. Please see the attached job posting, and for more info contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Thanks!
(deadline for application May 30 2016)
When wars and conflicts end, truth commissions are typically established to a historical and impartial record of the past. There is recognition in truth commissions that learning from young people about how they have been affected is important.
Philip Cook and Armel Oguniyi wrap up a four day training in Chad with ARED and Community stakeholders as part of a UNICEF funded initiative focusing on strengthening social cohesion and peace building through child protection.
From our dear friend and mentor Bill White/Kasalid, on his recent experience bringing traditional Coast Salish teachings to Aboriginal Youth Workers from across Canada in the "Journey", a Child Protection in Development Certificate Course, from June 4-7, 2015 in the Salish Sea.
Every Thursday since 2012 I have gone to a community meal inside of the Grandview Calvary Baptist Church for approx. 50 low-income residence of that area. In order to get a meal (which includes a main dish, a salad, and a desert) you must help set up, help clean up, or pay $2.
In January 2011 I joined the Youth Advisory Committee with the Vancouver Aboriginal Child and Family Services Society to try to help improve foster care. We are a group of 12 youth between the ages of 16 and 24 who are currently or have been in foster care.
Today, the Access to Justice for Children Conference in Vancouver, BC, is being launched with a Roundtable discussion, co-hosted by Suzanne Williams and former British Columbia Supreme Court Justice Donna Martinson with key experts on justice issues involving children, to:
IICRD, in collaboration with the Child Protection in Crisis Learning Network, launched the 2015 webinar series:
Reaching the Most Vulnerable Children: Strategies for Strengthening Child Protection Systems
"We are in need of courage and indignation on a global scale to ensure that the Convention on the Rights of the Child may start its second quarter of a century with renewed strength and vigor."
- Manuel Manrique Castro, IICRD associate
Young adolescent girls across the world do not see themselves as having rights or the power to make decisions about their own lives, according to a new global report. Meanwhile, a separate focus group conducted in Canada revealed Canadian girls have similar concerns.
As world leaders gather in New York this week, child rights experts and advocates are calling on all governments to strengthen the Convention by ratifying the Optional Protocol to the Convention on the Rights of the Child on a Communications Procedure – or OP3 for short.
The Government of South Sudan formally renewed its commitment to the Action Plan signed in 2012 with the United Nations to end the recruitment and use of children in Government armed forces and other grave violations against children.
I now embark on a journey of improving my knowledge and skills in child protection. I join this forum/community with such intention and purpose and I pray I will have a beautiful story to tell and a successful journey to share.
A child lives in our area lost both her mother and father with HIV AIDS. Accordingly, she forced to live with her relatives. However, she faced unexpected challenges. Her relative tried to neglect her. She Slept alone and eat alone in separate materials.
New York—On April 28th 2014, during the Open Debate on Security Sector Reform, the United Nations Security Council voted unanimously to adopt resolution 2151. This resolution represents a growing trend to address the issue of child protection from a preventative angle.
The Office of the Special Representative on Violence against Children is developing a web tool for children to provide a platform for children to share and access resources for/by children about ending and preventing violence (a sort of ‘clearinghouse’ of resources).
Ottawa—On February 12th— International Day against the use of Child Soldiers — the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative introduced the second edition of “Child Soldiers: A Handbook for Security Sector Actors”. This handbook remains a first of its kind tool for security sector actors on the p
the UNICEF Executive Board opened its first regular session of 2014 by drawing particular attention to the importance of child protection, a foundation for the fulfilment of all child rights outlined in the Convention on the Rights of the Child.
What happens when the very same companies that provide life-saving drugs violate some children's rights to improve health care for others, or simply to increase the bottom line? As the pharmaceutical industry becomes increasingly globalised, it is ever more important to ask this question.
With brutality against children in the Central African Republic (CAR) reaching unprecedented levels as youngsters are maimed, killed and beheaded, and amid rampant sexual violence, the world community must use all the tools at its disposal to stop the conflict, the Security Council was warned tod
This month, 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.
Last week, I reported that nearly 70 per cent of British Columbians would like to see government financial support for kids in foster care extended to at least age 21, according to a survey by the Vancouver Foundation.
January saw the launch of our monthly brownbag lunch series “Learning Lunches” at the offices of IICRD, with an hour long conversation on our recent experiences in the field for staff, associates and Board members.
Within the past eight months, over 52,000 unaccompanied minors have arrived at the Mexican-U.S. border seeking refuge in the United States, from Latin America’s “Northern Triangle”: Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras.
Check out this wonderful article from the Atlantic on changing social attitudes towards play and protection
Dr. Philip Cook, representing IICRD, has recently completed a 5 day visit to Colombia (Feb 5 - 8) to assist in developing national and municipal indicators for protection in early childhood (for children aged 0-6).
Dr. Philip Cook presented an overview of IICRD and CPID, March 18 at the Doctoral residency. During the presentation he profiled the Circle or Rights approach using the Thai CPP program as a case study.
The Canadian Child Rights Academic Network (CRAN) met recently at the Landon Pearson Centre for Child Rights, Carleton University, Ottawa. The group of approximately 25 academics and NGO researchers convened to respond to youth perspectives on children's mental health (CRC Art's. 23, 24).
Philip Cook and Stuart Hart will be co-hosting the Global Reference Group on Accountability with the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Jan 25-26, 2014. Other experts include: former Committee member Lothar Krapman, Dr.
I have just completed a 4 day fascinating learning journey with Right to Play in Mali (working with national and regional partners) exploring monitoring and evaluation of child protection in the context of the recent conflict in Northern Mali, a report will be produced for RTP and a learning team
"Manifestly and palpably weak" leadership and a high turnover of directors are undermining efforts to improve children's services in England, says Ofsted's chief inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw.
There are 20 local authorities rated as inadequate for protecting children.
NEW YORK – Around the world, young people have been making one-minute videos in UNICEF-hosted OneMinutesJr. workshops. Eager to express themselves, youth participants share their viewpoints on subjects such as disabilities, juvenile justice, violence, their future and their lives.
Many Syrian children are fleeing the war in their homeland without their families. UNICEF says more than 4,000 have crossed borders into neighbouring countries with no adult to look after them.
To see a short video on this issue, click here.