Youth and adults gathered in Ottawa from November 21-22 to work together for the rights of Canadian children and youth!
People were invited to join NGOs, Parliamentarians, government officials, researchers, and advocates together with children and youth from across Canada to share their priorities, successes, and challenges at Raise the Bar: Children’s Rights in Canada, November 21-22, in Ottawa.
Hosted by the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC), this forum offered opportunities to share, learn and engage to influence and advance fulfillment of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada as we head into the United Nations Review of Canada’s respect for children’s universal human rights.
Wisdom2Action (W2A) facilitated the event on behalf of CCRC. W2A hosts community knowledge sharing events across Canada and internationally. The goal is to bring everyone – researchers, service providers, youth, educators, health care professionals and more – to meet face-to-face to discuss critical children’s rights issues and build networks so that together we can advance work on children’s rights in Canada. A youth host team, supported by W2A, led the development of the agenda and facilitate the event.