Tara Collins

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Associate Professor Principal investigator, International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP) Faculty of Community Services School of Child and Youth Care Toronto, Ontario tara.collins@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 554563

Bio/Research

I am Associate Professor in the School of Child & Youth Care at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. I am also Program Faculty with Ryerson’s graduate programs on Immigration & Settlement Studies, Early Childhood Studies, and Policy Studies. I am Honorary Associate Professor at the Children’s I...

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Bio/Research

I am Associate Professor in the School of Child & Youth Care at Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada. I am also Program Faculty with Ryerson’s graduate programs on Immigration & Settlement Studies, Early Childhood Studies, and Policy Studies. I am Honorary Associate Professor at the Children’s Institute at the University of Cape Town, external link in South Africa.

I have a Ph.D. from the University of London. My professional experience since 1996 includes work for: universities in Canada, South Africa, Brazil, and Ireland; Canadian federal government (Department of Foreign Affairs and Canadian International Development Agency) and Parliament; and a non-governmental organization.

I have worked with young people in various ways in volunteer and professional capacities in community and recreational contexts since 1989.

In addition to serving as Principal Investigator for the International & Canadian Child Rights Partnership (ICCRP) (described further below), I am a member of: the Program Committee for Equitas, external link: International Centre for Human Rights Education; the Child Rights Academic Network, external link; Advisory Committee of the Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights, external link, Carleton University; and the International Child Protection Network of Canada, external link. I also serve as an Editorial Board member for Canadian Journal for Children’s Rights.


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