human rights

National Association of Friendship Centres

The National Association of Friendship Centres provides a search function to locate a Friendship centre near you and opportunities for Aboriginal Youth to have their voice heard as part of Aboriginal Youth Council.  The association offers resources through New Journeys for those needing service to aid in their transition to Canadian cities. There are also links to reports by the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network, as well as  publications and policy initiatives from the National Association of Friendship Centres. 

Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights

The  Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children's Rights website provides many links to resources of Children's status within Canada over the years including the Child Rights Academic Network, The Canadian Journal of Children's Rights/ Revue canadienne des droits des enfants,   the Shaking the Movers Collaborative Consultations with Children and Youth, and other links to organizations which can provide additional information. Additionally an overview is provided of the UN's Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Every Child

The website of the Society for Children and Youth of BC is a place to share your ideas and resources on children's rights. It provides links to resources such as  multimedia, assessments, information guides, workshop materials,  reports and research. It also, offers suggestions of five simple things that you can do to assist in upholding children's rights based on your role within your community.

Canadian Federal Government's Website

The website of the Canadian Federal Government  provides links to The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms in many languages, a guide to this charter, the Canadian Bill of Rights, as well as international human rights instruments, such as the Convention on the Rights of the Child and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.  This site is also where Canada's reports to the United Nations can be found, such as the Third and Fourth Reports of Canada on the Convention on the Rights of the Child. 

Online versions are available in English and French.

That's Not Fair!

That's Not Fair! is a learning resource for children aged 7-11 years.  The site provides a series of cartoon episodes, games and lesson plans to teach children about human rights and critical thinking of solutions to protect community members.

Your Movement

World Vision Youth Canada is a Christian advocacy organization which has created the Your Movement website  to share stories of youth engaged in social change across the world. The website aims to  inform youth about issues relating to poverty and to support youth who would like to be a part of the  change with their own World Vision Youth campaign. 

Human Rights Handbook for First Nations

The Human Rights Handbook for First Nations is for people who work for First Nations governing bodies to understand and address human rights challenges in their communities. This handbook briefly summarizes which employers/service providers are likely to  be regulated by the federal government. It also provides quick facts, media coverage, publications, a toolkit for developing community-based resolution processes, and a guide for understanding the Canadian Human Rights act in Cree, French, Inuktitut and Ojibwe.


This website offers showcases of community action initiatives from elementary, middle and high schools across Canada.  It also provides information about Imagineaction initiatives that teachers and students can become involved in: Aboriginal twinning project, Canadian Defenders of Human Rights, Imagineaction Social Action Projects, Keep the Promise, and Poverty, What is It. Information is offered on community partnerships and a teacher account can be registered to track projects, share ideas, access expertise, and opportunities for professional development. 

Toolkit: Canadian Coalition of Municipalities Against Racism and Discrimination

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. 


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