About Us

Who We Are

The International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD) is a unique hybrid organization: part non-governmental organization (NGO), part academic institution, located in Victoria, British Columbia (BC), focused on social innovation with and for children and youth. For the past 20 years, IICRD has been a bridge building organization working with a wide variety of partners in participatory, applied research, professional education, and community capacity building initiatives. Our programs and projects catalyze change, transformation, and healing for the most vulnerable young people in our society, in Canada and in over 30 countries around the world.

Our vision

Children, their families and communities thrive in a world where there is dignity, belonging, and justice for all. 

Our Mission

With a focus on working with children and communities living in adversity, IICRD‘s work promotes the rights and wellbeing of children at all levels. IICRD transforms lives by:

  • promoting learning, and nurturing capacities, knowledge, practices, and policies that place the wellbeing and the rights of children, their families, and communities at the centre.
  • facilitating innovative, strength based and child led processes at the community, organizational, and international levels
  • fostering healing and accountability to children,
  • connecting actors across the child protection system. 

Purpose

IICRD connects people, places, and practices - to create dignity, belonging and justice for young people and our world.

Principles

To give rights local meaning and catalyze positive change, we use five principles to guide our work.
 

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Pathways

Our program areas:
We follow five pathways to fulfill our purpose of achieving dignity, belonging, and justice for children and our world.

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Practice

See how the IICRD practices and brings children's rights to life, through the current projects below, and our stories.

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Our Team

Executive Director
Capacity Director
Deputy Director
Engagement and Evaluation Director
Partnerships and Practice Director
Administrator & Finance Officer
Ontario YouLEAD Coordinator
YouLead Canada Coordinator
BC YouLEAD Coordinator
Student

Our Board Members

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Our Associates

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Our Partners

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Global Reference Group

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Imagine a world where we build on the core strengths of children, their families, and communities, to create dignity, belonging, and justice for all.

 

Contact Info

International Institute for Child Rights and Development (IICRD)

mailing address: 309 - 1694 Cedar Hill Cross Rd, Victoria, BC, V8P 2P7
office address for meetings (please confirm in advance): 5th floor - 1112 Fort Street, Victoria, BC, V8V 3K9
+1 (250) 891-2424
  info@iicrd.org
  www.iicrd.org

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