Urgent Measures Must be Taken to Ensure Rights of Canadian Children: UN Committee

Laura Osman - The Canadian Press

The United Nations committee on the rights of the child has released a report expressing serious concerns about the welfare of children in Canada – particularly those who are Indigenous.

“The committee is deeply concerned about the discrimination against children in marginalized and disadvantaged situations,” said the report, made public Thursday.

The committee cited structural discrimination against Indigenous and Black children, “especially with regard to their access to education, health and adequate standards of living,”

The committee also noted children with disabilities, migrant children and children of ethnic minorities had disparate access to their rights depending on the province or territory.