Workshop: Taking Action on the Declaration

September 6, 2016

The goal of this workshop will be to delve deeper into the information collected during the first phase of work with the Office of theChild and Youth Advocate throught the lens of the United Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and theConvention on the Rights of the Child. Participants will workshop to build and streghten strategies for further implementation of rights for children in the welfare and justice and justice system. They will also provide feedback to the current Review of the Child and Youth Advocate Act. This will be a full day workshop open to staff, students and the general public.

The Alberta Office of the Child and Youth Advocate (OCYA) exists "to advance the rights and serve the interests of young people who are receiving designated services under Alberta's Child, Youth and Family Enhancement Act (CYFEA), the Protection of Sexually Exploited Children Act (PSECA) and/or involved in the youth justice system."    

Brief on the OCYA and intention of work. Presentation of dialogue of what we've heard with staff, community and young people.
Connecting the findings with human rights standards. The international human rights system and taking action on rights.

Workshopping the Recommendations to the Office of theChild and Youth Advocate, Government of Alberta and Government of Canada. 

Thursday, September 15, 2016
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM (MDT)

Blue Quills Native College - 3 Airport Rd N, Saint Paul, AB T0A 3A0

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