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Author Covell, Katherine, author.

Title The challenge of children's rights for Canada / Katherine Covell, R. Brian Howe, J.C. Blokhuis
Edition 2nd edition
Published Waterloo, Ontario : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, ©2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Studies in childhood and family in Canada
Studies in childhood and family in Canada.
Contents The challenge of children's rights -- The promise of children's rights -- The moral and legal status of children -- The Supreme Court of Canada and the Convention -- The rights of provision -- The rights of protection -- The rights of participation -- Meeting the challenge
Summary More than a quarter of a century has passed since Canada promised to recognize and respect the rights of children under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Ratification of the Convention cannot, however, guarantee that everyone will abandon proprietary notions about children, or that all children will be free to enjoy the substance of their rights in every social and institutional context in which they find themselves, including--and perhaps especially--within families. This disconnect remains one of the most important challenges to the recognition of children's rights in Canada. The authors argue that social toxins are as harmful to children's independent welfare and developmental interests as environmental toxins, and that both must be eradicated if Canada is to fulfill its commitments under the Convention. They also argue that if Canada wishes to ensure the substance of the rights outlined in the Convention are socially guaranteed, an attitudinal or cultural shift is required concerning the moral and legal status of children. This revised, expanded, and updated edition of the bestselling Challenge of Children's Rights for Canada will be of interest to academics, policymakers, parents, teachers, social workers, and human service professionals--indeed to anyone who cares about and for children
Notes Includes table of cases
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (EBSCO, viewed November 27, 2018)
Subject Convention on the Rights of the Child (1989 November 20)
Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Child welfare -- Canada.
Children -- Government policy -- Canada
Children's rights -- Canada
Child welfare.
Children -- Government policy.
Children's rights.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Discrimination & Race Relations.
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Minority Studies.
Form Electronic book
Author Blokhuis, J. C., author.
Howe, Robert Brian, author.
ISBN 1771123567