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About this platform

This platform is part of a pilot project that will be developed over the course of three stages, described in the Project Timeline. The project aims to provide the Canadian public and civil society organizations and Indigenous organizations alike with a platform that will reflect the ongoing reporting processes pertaining to human rights treaties that Canada is party to. Additional information about the efforts of the Government of Canada in the advancement of human rights will be uploaded to provide a full portrait of human rights activities in Canada.

Project timeline

Fall 2020 — Winter 2021

  Introductory stage — Raising Awareness

The first phase will allow you to familiarize yourself with the platform and with high-level information on Canadian Heritage's Human Rights Program.

Winter — Spring 2021

  Content-focused stage — Treaty-specific information

The second phase focuses on the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC). This phase will introduce basic information on the CRC.

Spring — Summer 2021

  Engagement phase — Treaty-specific engagement opportunity

The third phase will introduce an online engagement opportunity for children and youth in Canada to speak up on issues raised by the United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child. This engagement opportunity should be open until August 2021.

Privacy notice

The collection of personal information is authorized by section 4 of the Department of Canadian Heritage Act and is required to manage online public engagements. Collection and use of this personal information is in accordance with the Privacy Act. Departmental officials responsible for administering the Human Rights Program will use the information to provide consenting participants with updates on this engagement initiative and information on upcoming engagement opportunities related to Canada’s international human rights reporting. The personal information collected is described in Personal Information Bank PSU 938 – Outreach Activities and will be retained for 15 years. Under the Privacy Act you have the right of access to, and correction of, your personal information. To exercise either of these rights, contact Canadian Heritage’s Access to Information and Privacy (ATIP) Coordinator by email at [email protected]. If you are not satisfied with Canadian Heritage’s response to your privacy concern, you may wish to contact the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada by telephone at 1-800-282-1376.

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Human Rights

We are seeking to provide the Canadian public, Indigenous organizations and Canadian civil society organizations a virtual space to learn about human rights in Canada, exchange ideas and participate in various engagement opportunities.

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