News Topics: Child Rights


Campbell River Children’s Charter

Campbell River and area has developed an excellent example of a children’s charter. Children’s Voices Matter provides a great visual representation outlining social, esteem, basic and safety needs of children to be considered in community policy. The charter was created through a partnership with City of Campbell River, School District MORE


Resources for National Child Day Nov. 20

In celebration of National Child Day on Nov. 20, the Society for Children and Youth of BC is offering free child rights resources during the month of November. (Available only within BC, priority given to rural communities and multi-language groups.) To take part in this limited time offer, please download MORE


National Child Day Celebrations – November 20

National Child Day on November 20 is a day to celebrate children and their rights. Members of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children host special projects during November to promote children’s rights. See the events and initiatives on the National Child Day page of the CCRC website at MORE


West Coast LEAF’s Equality Law for Social Change workshop

West Coast LEAF’s full-day training on legal strategies for challenging discrimination, called Equality Law for Social Change, is for community advocates, activists and frontline service providers. The workshop provides an introduction to the Canadian justice system, human rights law, and equality rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms MORE

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First Call 2017 Provincial Budget Submission: Time to Meet Our Responsibilities to BC’s Children and Youth

Mid October 2016, First Call made a written submission to the Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services regarding the 2017 provincial budget. We outline how the government is not meeting our responsibilities to our children and youth, citing high child poverty rates, inadequate supports for youth in and MORE