OUR ADVOCACY PRIORITIES
In addition to providing frontline services, the Centre for Refugee Children is committed to enhancing access to justice for refugee and migrant children through our advocacy work
A REFUGEE SYSTEM THAT WORKS FOR CHILDREN
Refugee children are forced to navigate systems that are designed for adults. Our centre regularly advocates for child-friendly systems
FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR UNACCOMPANIED CHILD REFUGEES
Children who are accepted as refugees in Canada do not have the right to bring their parents or siblings to Canada.
THE UNITED NATIONS CONVENTION ON THE RIGHTS OF THE CHILD
Canada signed the UNCRC in 1991. How are we doing in fulfilling our commitments?
The UN Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report in June 2022 on how Canada is doing in our commitment to children’s rights. The report included important recommendations to uphold the rights of refugee children: