The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child (the CRC Committee) is a group of experts who examine countries to see how well they are protecting the human rights of children. In September 2012, the CRC Committee reviewed Canada to see how well the Government of Canada is protecting the rights of children. The CRC Committee did a lot of research about Canada. They read reports and met with children’s rights groups from Canada and with government representatives to get a better understanding of how Canada can improve on fulfilling the human rights of children.
This document is a summary of the recommendations (Concluding Observations) that the CRC Committee has made for the Government of Canada to make sure that all children in Canada under the age of 18 have all the rights listed in the Convention.