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It’s National Child Day! Is it Time to Celebrate?

by Dennis L. Stuebing, Ph.D. Sunday, November 20th, marks National Child Day.  It is the annual day to acknowledge Canada’s commitment to children and their rights.  Canada became party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991 and since then, has achieved many positive milestones for children.  The Committee on the Rights of the Child (2022) has most recently acknowledged the progress Canada has made on “housing and homelessness, enhanced engagement with adolescents, and awareness raising of mental health issues”.  It also commended Canada’s

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Wisdom2Action endorses the Ontario Gender Affirming Healthcare Act

by Wisdom2Action Ltd. Improving access to and coverage of gender-affirming healthcare is integral to improving the health and well-being of trans and gender diverse people in Ontario. We are thankful to MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam for introducing the Gender Affirming Healthcare Act, and call upon all Members of Provincial Parliament to support this bill and work with trans and gender diverse communities to improve gender-affirming healthcare in our province. The status quo on gender-affirming care is untenable. Community members are waiting sometimes over 3 years to access medically-necessary health services due

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Newsletter – Act for Mental Health: We All Have the Right to Mental Health Care that is Publicly Funded and Free

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Introducing the W2A Speakers Bureau Wisdom2Action (W2A) is excited to announce our new Speakers Bureau! The Speakers Bureau is a roster of individuals with expertise in community engagement, anti-oppression, human rights, equity, and organizational development. These individuals represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Together they make up an invaluable resource of knowledge and strength. The Speakers Bureau has been created to support you in your search for workshop facilitators, keynote speakers, and panelists. Book a Speaker Today Act for Mental

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Newsletter – It’s Not Just: Learn How to Stop Dismissing Gender-Based Violence

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Gender-Based Violence: It’s Not Just As part of the Government of Canada’s It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence, It’s Not Just is a national youth campaign to raise awareness of, and help put an end to, gender-based violence (GBV). The campaign is run by Women and Gender Equality Canada, and aims to teach youth and young adults how GBV works and where they can go to learn more and get help. Learn How to Stop Dismissing GBV ICCRP

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Newsletter – Call for Applications

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Call for Applications On behalf of the Landon Pearson Centre, we are announcing a call for applications for the Dr. Joy Calkin student awards funded by the Muttart Family Foundation. Three $5,000 student bursaries are available – one to a senior undergraduate student, a senior Indigenous student, and a graduate student undertaking children’s rights-based work in early childhood. Please help spread the word about the awards by encouraging students to apply. Application deadline is October 31, 2022. Welcome Marissa! We’re excited to

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Newsletter – Time Sensitive: Recruitment For A Number Of Projects

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Advisory Council for Not Just the Tip The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity and Wisdom2Action are looking for five (5) Canadian elementary or secondary educators interested in joining our Project Advisory Council! Applications close: Friday, September 23rd! Apply Here Call for Applications: Autistic and Disabled Youth Ages Between 16-24 The Sex Information & Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) is looking for Autistic youth and disabled youth to provide input that will inform the development of resources to improve sexual health

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It’s National Child Day! Is it Time to Celebrate?

by Dennis L. Stuebing, Ph.D. Sunday, November 20th, marks National Child Day.  It is the annual day to acknowledge Canada’s commitment to children and their rights.  Canada became party to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1991 and since then, has achieved many positive milestones for children.  The Committee on the Rights of the Child (2022) has most recently acknowledged the progress Canada has made on “housing and homelessness, enhanced engagement with adolescents, and awareness raising of mental health issues”.  It also commended Canada’s legislative and policy efforts in which ‘the best interest of

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Wisdom2Action endorses the Ontario Gender Affirming Healthcare Act

by Wisdom2Action Ltd. Improving access to and coverage of gender-affirming healthcare is integral to improving the health and well-being of trans and gender diverse people in Ontario. We are thankful to MPP Kristyn Wong-Tam for introducing the Gender Affirming Healthcare Act, and call upon all Members of Provincial Parliament to support this bill and work with trans and gender diverse communities to improve gender-affirming healthcare in our province. The status quo on gender-affirming care is untenable. Community members are waiting sometimes over 3 years to access medically-necessary health services due to chronic neglect and underfunding. Outside of urban centres, trans

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Newsletter – Act for Mental Health: We All Have the Right to Mental Health Care that is Publicly Funded and Free

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Introducing the W2A Speakers Bureau Wisdom2Action (W2A) is excited to announce our new Speakers Bureau! The Speakers Bureau is a roster of individuals with expertise in community engagement, anti-oppression, human rights, equity, and organizational development. These individuals represent a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences. Together they make up an invaluable resource of knowledge and strength. The Speakers Bureau has been created to support you in your search for workshop facilitators, keynote speakers, and panelists. Book a Speaker Today Act for Mental Health Campaign Act for Mental Health is an advocacy campaign

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Newsletter – It’s Not Just: Learn How to Stop Dismissing Gender-Based Violence

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Gender-Based Violence: It’s Not Just As part of the Government of Canada’s It’s Time: Canada’s Strategy to Prevent and Address Gender-Based Violence, It’s Not Just is a national youth campaign to raise awareness of, and help put an end to, gender-based violence (GBV). The campaign is run by Women and Gender Equality Canada, and aims to teach youth and young adults how GBV works and where they can go to learn more and get help. Learn How to Stop Dismissing GBV ICCRP is Hiring! The International and Canadian Child Rights Partnership is

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Newsletter – Call for Applications

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Call for Applications On behalf of the Landon Pearson Centre, we are announcing a call for applications for the Dr. Joy Calkin student awards funded by the Muttart Family Foundation. Three $5,000 student bursaries are available – one to a senior undergraduate student, a senior Indigenous student, and a graduate student undertaking children’s rights-based work in early childhood. Please help spread the word about the awards by encouraging students to apply. Application deadline is October 31, 2022. Welcome Marissa! We’re excited to announce the arrival of Marissa Campbell – our new Senior

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Newsletter – Time Sensitive: Recruitment For A Number Of Projects

by Wisdom2Action View this email in your browser Advisory Council for Not Just the Tip The Canadian Centre for Gender & Sexual Diversity and Wisdom2Action are looking for five (5) Canadian elementary or secondary educators interested in joining our Project Advisory Council! Applications close: Friday, September 23rd! Apply Here Call for Applications: Autistic and Disabled Youth Ages Between 16-24 The Sex Information & Education Council of Canada (SIECCAN) is looking for Autistic youth and disabled youth to provide input that will inform the development of resources to improve sexual health promotion for Autistic and disabled youth. Each participant will receive

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