Tara Collins

School of Child and Youth Care, Ryerson University, Canada

Tara Collins is assistant professor in the School of Child and Youth Care at Ryerson University, Canada. She has worked on children's rights, particularly the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), since 1996.

Collins' professional experience includes work for: Child Studies Program at Carleton University; the Egalitarian World Initiative (EWI) at the School of Social Justice, University College Dublin, Ireland as the Marie Curie Transfer-of-Knowledge Fellow in Child Rights; the faculty of social sciences, University of Ottawa; a national-level non-governmental organization; the Canadian federal government (Department of Foreign Affairs and CIDA); and Canadian Parliament. She has been invited as a child rights expert by the Council of Europe to a consultation and has presented project results to the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child.

She is a member of the monitoring committee and former board member of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children and advisory committee member of the Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights, Carleton University.

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JUL 7, 2014 Article

It's Time for the United States to Ratify the Convention on the Rights of the Child

America is one of only two countries that has not yet ratified the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The other is Somalia. As ...