U-Report is a free survey tool that allows young people, aged 13-24 to share their opinions about political issues that matter to them over Facebook Messenger. UNICEF Canada gathers the answers and shares them with governments to make sure that young people's voices are heard. For instructions on how to get started, and to learn more, check out their website.
U-Report is a free survey tool that allows young people, aged 13-24 to share their opinions about political issues that matter to them over Facebook Messenger. UNICEF Canada gathers the answers that young people submit and shares them with governments to make sure that their voices are heard. For instructions on how to get started, and to learn more, check out their website.
This publication from the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth and Unicef Canada provides a summary of recommendations for Canada from the UN Committee on the Rights of the child. The document is written and designed to be youth-friendly.
This document prepared by the Rural Ontario Institute is prepared to empower children and youth to create a council that will allow their voices to be heard in their community on what they believe would benefit the youth in their area. It includes information about forming the group, what the groups roles are and other important information such as funding.
The Stepping Up resource, created by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in Ontario provides information on youth leadership and ways to engage youth to volunteer more frequently. It describes the initial steps of providing more opportunities for youth to step up, harnessing their contributions and includes different opportunities around Ontario (4-H, Premier's Council of Youth Opportunities, etc).
DILA is an Ottawa based organization which provides children and youth with information about different social and environmental movements and gives them tools to be able to engage in social justice advocacy. They offer conferences and programs that can be brought directly to schools.
Mindyourmind is an online interactive webpage for youth between the ages of 14 and 24 who are interested in learning more about or are dealing with mental illnesses. The website includes information on different mental health related problems, as well as daily tips and online interactive pages.
The Ontario Federation of Friendship Centres has resources for children and youth on their website, including Healthy Babies, Healthy Children, resources for urban youth and children and Cultural Connections for Aboriginal Youth.
The Aboriginal Sport and Wellness Council of Ontario are striving to create healthier communities. Their goal is to promote health, wellness and spirituality through the use of sports tournaments and wellness activities. They also offer training in healthy living and other sports related certifications.