Rights Education Project
"Every child has the inherent right to life, and the state shall ensure to the maximum extent possible the survival and development of the child" UNCRC, Article6
The Rights Education Projects (over and under 12) are based upon focusing on the rights of children and youth in accordance to the UN Convention On The Rights of The Child. The Rights projects are designed as a response to the needs of children and youth in settings such as Child Welfare, Youth Justice and Mental Health etc. The Rights projects provide information to children and youth about their rights and encourages them to safely and effectively advocate for themselves. Through interactive workshops and projects children and youth are able to learn about their rights and also work with one another and implement ideas and activities in order to spread awareness of rights.
Goals of Rights Education Project:
- To help young people understand and know more about their rights in various settings
- To connect young people to advocacy support
- To help young people become rights and advocacy educators
- To support youth initiatives in projects
- To provide a safe place where young people can discuss rights issues and help each other develop solutions to problems they may face
Kinship Care Network (KCN)
The goal of KCN is to work with young people and their caregivers who are a part of the Kinship care system to ensure they are getting the proper treatement and funding that they are entitled to.
Who are we?
We are currently a youth lead group who meets on a weekly basis at OPACY. Our group consists of young people from the care system with one support staff. The purpose of our group is to research, collect data, and explore ideas that will help improve and enrich the lives of young children and youth living in the kinship care system. We strive for a system that knows and addresses the needs of every individual. Our mission is to create a provincial standard for everyone who lives in kinship care. As individuals who grew up in the 'care system' we feel that the issues of kinship care are often overlooked. We also understand the importance of family which is why we strongly advocate keeping children within families when possible.
As individuals who grew up in the 'care system' we feel that the issues of kinship care are often overlooked. We also understand the importance of family which is why we strongly advocate keeping children within families when possible.
Children's Advisory Group
"We are young but we are also knowledgeable"
The Children's Advisory Group, home of the "Alligator" is a group created for children between the ages of 7-13 yrs old.
For those who might be a bit concerned about our title, we would like to tell you that our title is no more than the name of the Advocacy Office Mascot that we created. If parents or adults use the word (Alligator) in any other way, we would like to take the word back. We meet on a weekly basis.
The purpose of the group is to talk about issues in a safe environment and to have our voices heard Look out for Issue 1,2 and 3 "Listen to the Alligator Newsletter"