children and youth

Convention on the Rights of the Child

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.


3rd World Canada

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.

Stepping Up

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).

Justice for Children and Youth

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. 


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