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CBA Truth and Reconciliation Task Force named

  • August 22, 2018

Nearly 100 members answered the call this summer for candidates to sit on the Truth and Reconciliation Task Force created to develop CBA responses to the TRC’s Calls to Action that will help establish and maintain a mutually respectful relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.

CBA statement on immigration detention of children

  • June 20, 2018

The Canadian Bar Association supports the American Bar Association’s statement opposing the current situation in the United States where children are being separated from their parents and being held in detention facilities.

National Child Day – What can you do?

  • November 08, 2017

The CBA’s Child Rights Committee has some ideas for what you can do to improve the rights of all Canadian children on Nov. 20 – National Child Day – and every other day of the year.

Child rights toolkit launched

  • May 11, 2017

Three years of hard work by dozens of professionals across the country has culminated in the launch earlier this month of the CBA Child Rights Toolkit, a user-friendly resource for legal professionals and the general public.

Spotlight on toolkits

  • March 29, 2017

CBA Sections are developing a number of toolkits to be released this spring that are meant for everybody but which may be of particular use to small and solo practitioners. The Child Rights Toolkit and the Collateral Consequences Toolkit are aimed at improving your practice, and the Successfully Parenting Apart Toolkit is something you can use to help clients.

Spotlight on toolkits

  • March 09, 2017

Two new toolkits are coming this spring to help CBA members improve their practice. The first, presented by the CBA National Criminal Law Section, walks lawyers through the “collateral consequences” of a criminal charge and/or sentence for their clients. The second is a primer on children’s rights from the Children’s Law Committee.

Statement Against the Immigration Detention of Children

  • October 04, 2016

We urge the government of Canada to immediately cease the immigration detention of unaccompanied minors, children, and families, in order to halt the significant harm to children. Children should neither be detained, nor separated from their parents as a result of the detention of their parents. Community-based alternatives to immigration detention should be implemented immediately to protect the best interests of children and children’s right to liberty and family life.