Voting Age Challenge, 2021
JFCY and the David Asper Centre for Constitutional Rights, in partnership with several child rights organizations across Canada, has secured second stage funding from the Court Challenges Program, which helps finance cases of national significance related to constitutional human rights issues. Click here for the news release on the first stage funding received for case development in 2019/2020.
The CCRC works to achieve full implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada and globally. JFCY was a founding member of CCRC and a JFCY lawyer has continually been on the CCRC Board since it’s inception.
JFCY lawyers are members of the OBA, a branch of the Canadian Bar Association. Our sectional membership includes: Child and Youth Law, Education Law and the Constitutional, Civil Liberties and Human Rights Law.
Canadian Association for the Practical Study of Law in Education (CAPSLE)
JFCY is a member of CAPSLE, a national organization whose aim is to provide an open forum for the practical study of legal issues related to and affecting the education system and its stakeholders.
Indigenous Youth: Designing a Better Justice System
In partnership with JFCY and OJEN, the Winkler Institute for Dispute Resolution will undertake a design-thinking exercise to develop ideas for technology solutions that address the need to build a justice system and jury process that is reflective of Indigenous experiences and traditions. Organizers worked with the Child Advocate’s Office, Feathers of Hope Youth Amplifiers, and Indigenous community leaders and organizations in Thunder Bay for phase 1. With support from the Law Foundation of Ontario. Currently engaged with the Indigenous Youth Leadership Team in phase 2.
Restorative Justice project with Peacebuilders
JFCY is working in partnership with Peacebuilders and other stakeholders to develop a model for Restorative Justice practices within the school system to advance diversions from the Justice System and to further reduce the criminalization of students. With support from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. Completed in 2019.