Shaking the Movers 2017: Children on the Move

Established in 2007, Shaking the Movers events are forums on child rights, they are for youth by youth.   A year ago the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocates' Office the Multicultural Association of Fredericton hosted the first Shaking the Movers event in eastern Canada. Last year’s success has resulted in a second event happening this November. This year’s theme is Children on the Move, a child’s right to special protection and help for youth refugees.

What is Shaking the Movers?

Shaking the Movers is a forum on child rights, it is organized for youth by youth. Over the course of the forum youth leaders will have planned different activities and sessions that will encourage young people to discuss this years’ focus: a child’s right to special protection and help for youth refugees. Part of the philosophy of Shaking the Movers is that children are experts when it comes to matters that affect them and their rights. As such, the product of the weekend will be a series of recommendations that will be presented to policymakers.

Shaking the Movers 2017: Children on the Move is supported by the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocates' Office in partnership with the Multicultural Center of Fredericton.

Objectives Document

Shaking the Movers 2016 Report

What is the theme and focus?

The situation of children refugees has been increasingly aggravated by conflict; it is important to remind ourselves and our governments of our joint responsibilities. As such the theme of Shaking the Movers 2017 is Children on the Move, focusing on a child’s right to special protections and rights of youth refugees. Children on the move retain all their rights; Articles 20-22 of the United Nations Convention Rights of the Child specifically address their situation. The theme also speaks to specific obstacles children and youth are facing when it comes to their reinstallation.

Where and when?

Location: Green Hill Lake Camp

Date: November 10th, 11th, 12th

How can I participate?

To be considered as a participant, you must:

  • Be a child or young people aged 9-18 years
  • Have an interest in child rights
  • Be excited to learn in a group setting
  • Be comfortable learning with peers and with people of all different ages and backgrounds
  • Have submitted a participation and consent form by the deadline of November 6th

Participation & Consent Form

Have further questions?

To apply to participate or if you have any questions, please email the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate Coordinators: or . When applying, remember to ensure that the signed consent form is attached.

For more information or questions regarding the program, please contact the project supervisors Sarah Dennene, Research Education, and Outreach Director (Child and Youth Advocate Office) at and Christian Whalen, Deputy Advocate at

 

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