International and Canadian

The work of CCCYA is guided by an international treaty, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), and two supplementary protocols to the CRC.

For more information about the CRC click here


Canadian laws regarding children and youth

Provincial laws are accessible through the members' pages.




Photo of a physically disabled girl sitting in a wheel chair

All children have the right not to be forced to take a direct part in armed conflicts if they are under 15 years old.

Art. 38 Convention on the Rights of the Child