community engagement

YOUCAN Edmonton

The YOUCAN website provides  leadership resources for youth and educators on non-violent conflict resolution to improve community relations. The website also offers publications of how programs by YOUCAN have been making change in their communities.

Arctic Children and Youth Foundation

The Arctic Children and Youth Foundation provides overviews of current programs underway in Northern Canada by the foundation. These programs include Playing to Strength (engaging youth to speak about  the challenges they face to a healthy wellbeing), Sivuniksarmut Niriungniqarniq (School Suspension Program), Kamajiit (Safe Communities Program), and Better Drummer Boy (Booklet for health promotion).

National Association of Friendship Centres

The National Association of Friendship Centres provides a search function to locate a Friendship centre near you and opportunities for Aboriginal Youth to have their voice heard as part of Aboriginal Youth Council.  The association offers resources through New Journeys for those needing service to aid in their transition to Canadian cities. There are also links to reports by the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network, as well as  publications and policy initiatives from the National Association of Friendship Centres. 

Every Child

The website of the Society for Children and Youth of BC is a place to share your ideas and resources on children's rights. It provides links to resources such as  multimedia, assessments, information guides, workshop materials,  reports and research. It also, offers suggestions of five simple things that you can do to assist in upholding children's rights based on your role within your community.

That's Not Fair!

That's Not Fair! is a learning resource for children aged 7-11 years.  The site provides a series of cartoon episodes, games and lesson plans to teach children about human rights and critical thinking of solutions to protect community members.

Your Movement

World Vision Youth Canada is a Christian advocacy organization which has created the Your Movement website  to share stories of youth engaged in social change across the world. The website aims to  inform youth about issues relating to poverty and to support youth who would like to be a part of the  change with their own World Vision Youth campaign. 


This website offers showcases of community action initiatives from elementary, middle and high schools across Canada.  It also provides information about Imagineaction initiatives that teachers and students can become involved in: Aboriginal twinning project, Canadian Defenders of Human Rights, Imagineaction Social Action Projects, Keep the Promise, and Poverty, What is It. Information is offered on community partnerships and a teacher account can be registered to track projects, share ideas, access expertise, and opportunities for professional development. 


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