Issue No. 9 - Implementing Children’s Participation Rights in All Family Court Proceedings

November 2021

Children in Canada have legal rights separate from adult rights under domestic and international law which apply to family law cases. These include the right to: 1) be safe, secure, and well; 2) participate in all judicial proceedings that affect them if they choose to do so; and 3) have their views taken seriously. However, children can have challenges knowing about those rights, enforcing those rights, and being treated as people with rights. Adults, and particularly adult professionals whose work impacts children, have obligations to assist them. 

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