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.
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.
The Human Rights Handbook for First Nations is for people who work for First Nations governing bodies to understand and address human rights challenges in their communities. This handbook briefly summarizes which employers/service providers are likely to be regulated by the federal government. It also provides quick facts, media coverage, publications, a toolkit for developing community-based resolution processes, and a guide for understanding the Canadian Human Rights act in Cree, French, Inuktitut and Ojibwe.
The Society for Children and Youth of BC has designed this poster for children and youth to illustrate that supporting the children's rights needs to occur in a holistic way. Children have rights and adults have responsibilities to ensure children are nurtured emotionally, socially, physically, and intellectually.
The paper Aboriginal Children: Human Rights as a Lens to Break the Intergenerational Legacy of Residential Schools discusses the historical context influencing Aboriginal children's wellbeing today and the ways a rights perspective can assist in creating equality for Aboriginal children and families.
The Social Action Project: Canadian Aboriginal Children's Rights has published this series of lesson plans designed for grade six students. The aim of these lessons is for the students to gain a better understanding of the challenges faced by Aboriginal Children and to learn of ways to promote social justice for others.
The article from the Canadian Human Rights Commission "Now a Matter of Rights: Extending Full Human Rights Protection to First Nations" serves as overview of changes in legislation to defend the rights of First Nation Peoples and to prevent of discrimination within First Nations communities. The article stresses the importance of developing community-based dispute resolution processes.
The centres partnered with the Alberta Native Friendship Centres Association host events to share cultural traditions and gain awareness about challenges within the community, as well as engage community members of all ages. They also offer many key services and supports to enhance community and individual well being.