The Child and Youth Advocate’s office has been organizing an annual Child Rights Education Week (CREW) which engages government, community organizations, children and families in the celebration of children’s rights.
Youth in Canada have rights protected under the Convention on the Rights of the Child. This year CREW is focusing on Article 4 and Article 12 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, which discuss governments’ responsibility to promote and protect children's rights and their right to be heard. Your help is needed in celebrating Child Rights Education Week.
You can help make Child Rights Education Week a success!
As part of our week-long celebration, we encourage you to create and plan your own unique events and activities that promote and highlight the way that we can work together with, and on behalf of, children. Most importantly, let us know how you will promote, advocate and defend the rights and interests of New Brunswick children and youth. As we develop a Child Rights Education Week website, we will gladly promote and support your activity or event.
For example, you can:
How will you promote, advocate and defend the rights and interests of New Brunswick children? Do you already have activities planned for the week, are they linked to children rights? Let us know.
Register your Child Rights Education Week event and we will gladly promote it on our website.
Again, this year, we have developed a national website to provide you with educational resources on children's rights. These activities were designed by partner organizations. Take advantage of these play-based activities designed for teachers and community members, which include opportunities for active play, discussion, arts-based programming and personal reflection.