39-4: Vulnerable Children Archives - LawNow Magazine

Transgender youth: Everyday items, everyday rights

The public bathroom can be a major source of anxiety for transgender youth. Using a public restroom may result in their status being discovered. If they identify as transgender and have not yet revealed their identity, they may feel like an imposter. Worse yet, trans teens may be subject to ridicule, abuse or assault, physical […]


Melissa Luhtanen J.D.
Melissa Luhtanen J.D., is a lawyer and human rights educator at the Alberta Civil Liberties Research Centre in Calgary, Alberta.

Aboriginal right – or wrong?

Two eleven-year-old girls from neighbouring First Nations in southwestern Ontario were diagnosed last year with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a cancer of the bone marrow. Both received chemotherapy, then stopped. One has died. Makayla Sault of the Missisaugas of the New Credit, after eleven weeks, told her parents that the treatments were “killing her,” and discontinued […]


John Edmond
John Edmond is a member of the bars of Ontario and British Columbia. He lives in Ottawa.

Mitigating Children’s Involvement in Maritime Piracy

Observations by the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative   Introduction Recently, the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre (CFMWC) had the honour of hosting the prestigious Multilateral XII Wargame, an annual event that convenes representatives from eight of the western hemisphere’s most potent navies.  In the past, game scenarios have sought to replicate the catastrophic conditions […]


Carl Conradi
Carl Conradi served as a programme officer at the Roméo Dallaire Child Soldiers Initiative, based at Dalhousie University. He managed all projects related to child maritime piracy and provided support to the Dallaire Initiative’s security sector training activities. Carl graduated with an MA in Conflict, Security and Development and King’s College London and has worked in Somalia, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Yemen.

One Edmonton Youth in Conflict with the Law: A Case Study

We have all been there at one point in time:  young, insecure, and impressionable.  You would do anything to fit in: wear the right clothes; listen to the proper music; dislike the right people and share the same opinions as all the cool kids.  But what if the cool kids were the RCMP acting as […]


Stephanie Jansen
Stephanie Jansen is a student-at-law at the law firm of Attia Reeves in Edmonton, Alberta.

International Charter on Prevention of FASD

The First International Conference on Prevention of FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder) was held in Edmonton, Canada from September 23 to 25, 2013. The following Charter was endorsed and adopted by the delegates at the meeting, who included about 700 people from 35 countries around the world; senior government officials, scholars and policy makers, parents […]


Egon Jonsson
Egon Jonsson is the Executive Director and CEO of the Institute of Health Economics in Edmonton, Alberta.

Amy Salmon
Dr. Amy Salmon is the Executive Director of the Canada Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Research Network (CanFASD).

Kenneth R. Warren
Kenneth R. Warren, Ph.D is the Deputy Director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) in the United States.

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