This booklet provides information about human rights, specifically for people living in Nova Scotia. The booklet is written and designed to be youth-friendly.
This publication from the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and Unicef Canada provides a summary of recommendations for Canada from the UN Committee on the Rights of the child. The document is written and designed to be youth-friendly.
This guide provides general information about the BC Human Rights Tribunal under the Human Rights Code, including how to file a complaint and who to contact for more help.
Your Legal Rights is an Ontario database that provides the reader with information about their legal rights on a variety of subjects, including (but not limited to): housing, family, education and human rights.
The Canadian Civil Liberties Association has partnered to create many resources for teaching children and youth about human right and social justice. These include lesson plans, animated videos, presentations and various publications.
The Toolkit: Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination offers strategies that municipalities can undertake to prevent racism and create inclusive communities. It provides specific chapters relating to the work of Aboriginal Peoples and Non-Aboriginal Peoples together in creating partnerships for a brighter future, and a chapter on youth engagement. These chapters provide examples of municipal strategies/programs which have successfully engaged youth and Aboriginal Peoples in forming the future of the municipality.
The PDF version of Poverty, What is it? A Discussion Book for Students in Grades 5 to 8/ La Pauvreté, Qu'est-ce Que C'est? Cahier de discussion pour les élèves de la 5e à la 8e année, provides the responses of students in grades five to eight on what poverty looks like in various contexts and what actions have been, are, and should be taken to lessen the burden of poverty within communities. It was designed with the purpose to challenge assumptions about poverty and offer reflection on marginalized groups and their experiences of poverty.
A grade 7 teaching resource, from Being an Active Citizen, which encourages students to actively participate in shaping their communities and teaches students about the basics of law and government within BC and nationally.