This guide provides information about human rights and how these rights apply to children. It provides ways to make programming for children in ways that respect their human rights.
The website of the Assembly of First Nations provides informative links to policy areas, resolutions, news and media, and AFN's stance on issues/changes affecting First Nations peoples. This site provides useful information in regard to Aboriginal human rights recognized internationally by the UN and nationally by Canada. It also offers an overview on the AFN Youth Council and its work in social development, the National Youth Summit, Tri-Council, and Forums.
The Aboriginal Healing Foundation provides resources discussing the effects of residential schools and community-led healing practices that have been developed by Aboriginal Peoples.
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).
The Canadian Race Relations Foundation provides summaries of best practices found across Canada in eliminating racism and creating a more nurturing environment for others to reach their full potential. There are also numerous reports available on the topics of discrimination, racism, and honouring diversity.
The Social Action Project: Canadian Aboriginal Children's Rights provides links to lesson plans designed for grade six students. The aim of these lesson plans 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. This website also provides many other resources for bringing social justice and concerns of environmental sustainability into the classroom and inspire student to become engaged citizens.
Many Hands, One Dream is an initiative by the Canadian Paediatric Society to holistically improve the health of Aboriginal children, youth, and families across Canada. The society advocates for Jordan's Principle and provides steps that community members can take to assist in creating this change for Aboriginal families.
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.
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.