Find government information online by using the library's customized Google search.
You can also find a list of government databases including the Canadian Research Index to the Microlog microfiche collection of federal and provincial documents on this page.
- Debates and reports from Parliament: the House of Commons, the Senate, and Committee documents can provide valuable information. Committees include testimony by witnesses with expertise on the topic being investigated
- The Library of Parliament does a lot of background research on social policy issues, including Human rights, and Family, children and youth
- Provincial legislatures are also very important sources of policy information
These international organizations have searchable websites: look for “child* rights”
- European Union
- United Nations for international conventions and related reports such as those by special rapporteurs
- Unicef publishes The State of the World’s Children every year and has a searchable archive of past reports
- International Labour Organization for information about child workers
- Organization of American States has a link to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
- World Health Organization for health and well-being issues