Child Rights Academic Network (CRAN) meets in Ottawa Jan. 31 - Feb. 2 for Shaking the Movers - Children's Mental Health (CRC Art's 23, 24)

The Canadian Child Rights Academic Network (CRAN) met recently at the Landon Pearson Centre for Child Rights, Carleton University, Ottawa. The group of approximately 25 academics and NGO researchers convened to respond to youth perspectives on children's mental health (CRC Art's. 23, 24). This is the third in a series of Shaking the Movers (STM) events hosted by Landon Pearson with the support of the Muttart FDN, and fills a needed a gap in the Canadian child rights discourse by having those in involved in child rights research and advocacy respond to young people's perspectives on issues they feel are important. The event followed a youth conference on child mental health cohosted by the Landon Pearson Centre and Ryerson University, School of Child and Youth Care under the guidance of Dr. Judy Findlay (former Ontario Children's Advocate). Next year's CRAN STM will focus on child exploitation.