Thurs Aug 27, 1:30pm - Young Canadian's Parliament Digital Session# 3

Children First Canada (CFC) is hosting its 3rd digital session for the Young Canadians’ Parliament.

The objectives of the digital forums are to educate children about their rights under the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), to educate them on their options to take action, advise on the impacts of COVID-19, and to provide a platform to exercise their rights, including having direct access to parliamentarians and decision makers to share their recommendations and perspective.

Date: Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020

Time: 1:30 - 4:30pm


The YCP digital events are open to anyone under 18 years old


Details:

Children First Canada invites you to attend the Young Canadians’ Parliament - a program where you get to talk to other kids about issues that affect YOUR life! You’ll learn that you have rights, that you have a voice, and you will have a chance to talk to important decision makers in the Canadian Parliament!

If you’re a young person, you’re invited to attend!

  • Want to meet other children and youth from across Canada and talk about interesting topics that impact YOUR life?

  • Feel like you have something to say but don’t have a place to say it?

  • Want to discover your own voice and learn from people your age?

  • Want to learn more about your rights (yes, you have rights!!)?

  • Want to learn more about how the Canadian government and how to make a difference in the lives of your peers?

In this session, along with other children and youth, you’ll explore questions related to these two topics:

  • A Commissioner for Children and Youth: Why is an independent advocate for children in Canada important? What difference will it make?

  • Equity: What gets in the way of children and youth being treated equitably? What systemic barriers do you face that get in the way of what you need (i.e., gender-based discrimination, racial discrimination, discrimination based on how your mind or body works, Islamophobia, homophobia, ageism, immigration status, how much money your family has, etc.)?

Registration open until Aug 25, 9am.