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The International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership Conference Presentations

Since 2015, the ICCRP researchers and valued Child and Youth Advisory Committee members have had the important responsibility of sharing the partnership’s research findings with the world. 

Conference Photos

NACCW Conference 2019: Cleyton Costa Lima CYAC Member

NACCW Conference 2019: Cleyton Costa Lima CYAC Member 

Poster and Young People NACCW 2019

NACCW 2019 Conference: Youth Participants 

CATS Conference 2018: Youth Participants

CATS Conference Participants 2018

CYAC Members at the NACCW Conference 2019

NACCW Conference 2019: CYAC Members and the Child and Youth Participation Coordinator

Child Participation in International Child Protection (CPICP)

The International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership was established following the Child Participation in International Protection Conference held at Ryerson University in October 2015! 

Conference Date: October 5-6, 2015
Location: Toronto, Canada

Definitions of Child Participation

Ethical Tensions

Kavita Ratna – PDF fileWorking Children

Legal Tensions

Political Tensions

Practical Tensions

Monitoring and Evaluation Training

Gerison Lansdown – PDF fileM&E Workshop

Definition of Participation

Armchair Discussion

  • Susan Bissell, Global Partnership to End Violence against Children
  • Landon Pearson, Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights

Definition of Participation

Short Presentations

  • Laura Wright, Right to Play (5 min.)
  • Ivette Fonseca, Plan Canada (5 min.)
  • Thaila Dixon-Eeet, Project C (5 min.)
  • Fred Hareau, Equitas (5 min.)
  • Linda Dale, Children/Youth as Peace Builders (5 min.)

Ethical Tensions

Panel Presentations

  • Olivia Lecoufle, Save the Children Canada (10 min.)
  • Gillian Mann, Child Frontiers (10 min.)
  • William Myers, University of California at Davis (10 min.)
  • Kavita Ratna, Concerned for Working Children, India (10 min.)

Legal Tensions

Panel Presentations

  • Ben Elgaza, Youth
  • Kay Tisdall, University of Edinburgh
  • Lucy Jamieson, Children’s Institute, University of Cape Town
  • Irene Rizzini, Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro
  • Richard Carothers, Partners in Technology Exchange & Dena Aufseeser, University of Maryland

Summary of Day One from Conference Participants & Practical Tensions


  • Jason Hart, University of Bath (10 min.)
  • Gerison Lansdown, International children’s rights advocate (10 min.)
  • Anna Amy Ho, Former Crown Ward, Crisis Counsellor at Victim Services Toronto (10 min.)
  • Public Speaker, and Dancer/Aerialist (10 min.)

Monitoring and Evaluation

Training Session 
Gerison Lansdown, International children’s rights advocate (2 hrs.)

Crucial Tensions and Future Directions

Reviewing Conference Themes and Outcomes
Jo Boyden, University of Oxford (15 min.)     

Additional Resources