Child Rights Education Week 2015

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The Right to Non-Discrimination

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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.

Child’s right to non-discrimination

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This year, Child Rights Education Week will focus on a child’s right to non-discrimination under article 2 of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

What is non-discrimination?

Non-discrimination is the right of every child to equality regardless of their language, religion, culture, disability, social origin, or gender.

This right is one of the four guiding principles of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Convention recognizes and protects, in 54 articles, the civil, political, economic, social, and cultural rights of the child.

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On the occasion of the Child Rights Education Week, the Child and Youth Advocate invites you to a legislative breakfast on

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015
at the Crowne Plaza in Fredericton.

The Advocate will be launching the first Provincial Strategy for the Prevention of Harm for Children and Youth.

  • 7:30 am to 8:30 am: Breakfast
  • 8:30 am: Launch of the Strategy for the Prevention of Harm for Children and Youth
  • 10:30 am: Guest Speaker Dr. Michael Ungar, internationally renowned researcher in Resiliency

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Child Rights Education Week (CREW) engages schools, government, community organizations, children and families, in the celebration of children’s rights.

Have a look at the Child Rights Education Week events in New Brunswick

New resources for children, parents, teachers and educators

The adventures of the week begin on Monday, November 16th, and will carry through till Sunday, November 22nd. Again,this year, we have developed a national Website to provide you with educational resources on children's rights.

What else is new this year?

1. Non-Discrimination Activities Database

We prepared for you a database full of activities, with a focus on non-discrimination,  that you and your group/ class can participate in. To capture the comprehensive nature of inclusion in Canadian classrooms and communities, these activities within the database are organized into categories including: Disabilities, Gender, Aboriginal Worldview, Empathy, Sexual Orientation, Conflict, and Culture. These activities were designed in collaboration with play-based learning methodology and teachers and community members who directly work with children and youth, to ensure that the widest range of children and youth are engaged in these conversations, and include opportunities for active play, discussion, arts-based programming and personal reflection. Please take full advantage of this database, you will find the link below.


2. Postcard Contest

We want to invite you to launch C.R.E.W. with us this year! Youth involved in the C.R.E.W. committee put together postcards for you and your groups/ classes, with the headline, "When children and youth are all different, all equal...". After you complete one of the database activities with your group, we ask that in the blank space you will see below that headline, your group show us what they learnt. This can be in pictures, in words, in shapes, or however you see it; however you see it! BE CREATIVE!

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3. CREW and the Well-Being of Children : a national study

The International Institute for Child Rights and Development is working with UNICEF Canada to  conduct a national study on to child well-being in Canada. They are trying to understand the underlying factors (e.g. attitudes, practices, conditions, policies, beliefs, people and places) that support young people to be safe, grow, and thrive (be the best that they can be). They are extremely interested in the  insights of children and youth about the factors that they think are most important to support child well-being. The International Institute for Child Rights and Development need your help to gather these ideas! As such, they have designed an storyboard activity and data capture sheet that can be used by your organization during Child Rights Education Week. We thank you in advance for helping to ensure young people's voices inform this important research. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact them!

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Let's look forward to another amazing C.R.E.W.!

Register Your Event

This year 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:

  • Host an event (presentation, open-house, exhibit, activity day, concert, day theme for school etc.)
  • Plan an excursion (swimming pool, skating rink, art gallery, library etc.)
  • Write a letter (opinion, editorial, peer-to-peer, etc.)
  • Develop a campaign or a contest (fundraiser, online awareness, parade/march, flashmob etc.)

How you will 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.

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