This pamphlet from the Office of the Nova Scotia Office of the Ombudsman (Youth Services) provides information about the rights of youth in care and custody and how the Youth Ombudsman Rep can help.
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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 poster from the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth in Ontario lists the rights of children and youth in child-friendly language.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child is a document about the basic rights that children have around the world. It talks about the basic needs of children that need to be met to allow them to be safe and grow up healthy. Children have the same basic rights as everyone else, but they do have more rights that are specific to them in their family and the role they take in their community. It explains the services that governments have to provide to children to protect them and meet their needs.
Native Child and Family Services of Toronto is a Indigenous child welfare services serving all First Nations, Metis and Inuit children and families in the Toronto area. Their website includes a host of links and information for children and youth including camp programs and drop-in centres, as well as a database of resources that help children understand the child welfare system.
3rd World Canada is a production and an initiative created by Andree Cazabon. The film and the website explain the conditions in Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug First Nation in Northern Ontario and how the conditions on this reserve are that of a third world country. The film is available for purchase on the website and it includes other information, such as Production Cazabon's past trips North and opportunities for citizens to pay to attend week-long sessions on the reserve.
This document prepared by the Rural Ontario Institute is prepared to empower children and youth to create a council that will allow their voices to be heard in their community on what they believe would benefit the youth in their area. It includes information about forming the group, what the groups roles are and other important information such as funding.
The Stepping Up resource, created by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in Ontario provides information on youth leadership and ways to engage youth to volunteer more frequently. It describes the initial steps of providing more opportunities for youth to step up, harnessing their contributions and includes different opportunities around Ontario (4-H, Premier's Council of Youth Opportunities, etc).
DILA is an Ottawa based organization which provides children and youth with information about different social and environmental movements and gives them tools to be able to engage in social justice advocacy. They offer conferences and programs that can be brought directly to schools.
Justice for Children and Youth is a service that provides legal services for any youth under 18 in Ontario, including homeless youth up to the age of 25. Their website has options such as being able to talk to a lawyer and to learn more about their different initiatives such as Street Youth Legal Services.