Canadian Council on Children and Youth
Organization profile published 1982
Year Published: 1982
Resource Type: Organization
Cx Number: CX2418
The Canadian Council on Children and Youth (CCCY), a national, non-profit voluntary organization with independent provincial affiliates, has advocated on behalf of children for more than 20 years.
Abstract: The Canadian Council on Children and Youth (CCCY), a national, non-profit voluntary organization with independent provincial affiliates, has advocated on behalf of children for more than 20 years. While other organizations deal with such specific issues as the handicapped or learning disabled child, the CCCY's focus is the wellbeing of the whole child. The Council is an advocate at the federal level; it initiates task forces and coalitions on important issues; and currently it functions as the Secretariat for the National Day Care Task Force. An immediate prime concern of the CCCY is to fight for implementation of a Parliamentary Standing Committee Report (July, 1981) which has finally endorsed most of the major recommendations of the Canadian Commission for the International Year of the Child. One of these recommendations involves the proposed establishment, within the federal structure, of a Secretariat for Children's Affairs.
The CCCY also has a publications program. The following materials are published and/or available from the CCCY:
a) Admittance Restricted - A study of the legal, economic, educational and
health status of the Canadian child. This study can be used by community or church groups. ($2.00).
b) Action for Canada's Children - This 24-page bilingual newsletter includes a
round-up of happenings in provincial child advocacy and national social policy ($5/yr.).
c) Federal Action for Canada's Children in the 1980s - New Democratic
Party recommendations to the Standing Committee on Health, Welfare and Social Affairs (July/81 - 20 pages).
d) For Canada's Children - National Agenda for Action - Report of the
Canadian Commission for the International Year of the Child, 1979 (130 pages).
e) Publications - This brochure contains descriptions and prices of 15 other
CCCY publications (free).
This organization no longer exists.
This abstract was published in the Connexions Digest in 1982.