We are committed to ensuring children realize the rights to which they are entitled under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. This Convention forms the basis of all of our work in Canada and around the world.
All children have the right to survival, protection, development and participation
All children have the right to be protected from manipulation, violence, abuse and exploitation
Children have the right to be listened to, to freely express their views on all matters that affect them, and to freedom of expression, thought, association, and access to information
Measures should be put in place to encourage and facilitate children's participation in accordance with their age and maturity
Participation should promote the best interests of the child and enhance their personal development
All children have equal rights to participate without discrimination