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A Question of Commitment: Children's Rights in Canada Book on the Canadian government's commitment to the rights of the child R. Brian Howe & Katherine Covell
Activities to introduce the UNCRCFrom immersing your classroom in rights, to developing a deep understanding of one article of the UNCRC, activities here are suitable for teaching children about their rights in a classroom setting. Hampshire County Council
BC Centre for Safe Schools and Communities Resource Page Various resources including curriculum, fact sheets, e-newsletters, reports, research papers, and web links
BC Center for Safe Schools and Communities
Beyond Article 23: Rights of Children with Disabilities under the UN Convention Booklet for families, service providers, and individuals interested in the Convention on the Rights of the Child, with focus on children with disabilities Society for Children and Youth of BC
Child Poverty in Perspective: An Overview of Child Well-being in Rich Countries A Comprehensive Assessment of the Lives and Well-Being of Children and Adolescents in the Economically Advanced Nations Assessment of the lives and well-being of children and young people in 21 industrialized nations United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
Classroom Charters: Resources for teachers
Classroom charters are very popular. The collaboration between children and adults in age and ability-appropriate ways to agree a charter for a Rights Respecting classroom has proved to be a very valuable part of the process of making the UNCRC a real and meaningful guide to action at a day-to-day level. 
Hampshire County Council
Convention on the Rights of the Child Brochure containing the full texts of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. Canadian Heritage
Curriculum Connections Resource connecting the articles UN Convention on the Rights of the with curricula in Canadian provinces and territories UNICEF Canada

Do Parents have Fundamental Rights?

Howe, R.B. (2001). Journal of Canadian Studies, 36 (3), 61 ‐ 78.

Discussion paper on the relation between children's rights and parents' rights in reference to the UNCRC Journal of Canadian Studies
DSD Guidelines: Handbook for Parents Handbook for parents with children born with a Disorder of Sex Development Accord Alliance
Education and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and education and children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Growing Up in BC A report examining six important aspects of child well-being: health, learning, safety, behaviour, family economic well-being and family, peer and community connections in BC Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Health and Well-Being of Children in Care in BC: Educational Experience and Outcomes Report on BC children in government care Representative for Children and Youth, BC
Know Your Rights BC Government guide to rights for children and youth in government care Ministry of Children and Family Development
Leveling the Playing Field For Children: A Community Action Toolkit Toolkit focuses on public policies and programs that can reduce child and family poverty and income inequality First Call
Monitoring Children's Rights: A Toolkit for Community Based Organizations Toolkit to help develop effective monitoring practices for child rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Mount Royal University, Child and Youth Human Rights Extension Certificate Online certificate program that supports individuals to become advocates for child and youth human rights Mount Royal University
Moving towards a Rights Respecting Culture in School
Summary table about moving to a rights-respecting culture in school

 Hampshire County Council

Nobody's Perfect Parenting Program  A program to produce key changes in parenting for parents with children ages 0-5 BC Council for Families
Play it Fair Toolkit Human rights education toolkit for children aged 6-12 Equitas
Protecting Children from Violence in Sport: A Review with a Focus on Industrialized Countries Report on appropriate structures and policies that need to be developed for preventing, reporting, and responding appropriately to violence in children's sport United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
Protection and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and protection and children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Recreation and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and recreation and children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Resource and Support Programs and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child A booklet addressing common questions about children's rights and resource and support programs for children's rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
Resources for teaching child rightsPosters, cards and photographs for teaching children in elementary school about their rightsHampshire County Council
Resource Guide on Children's Rights Resource and Support Programs on Children's Rights Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children
RespectED Child Abuse and Violence Prevention workshops Facilitated and online workshops for children, youth and adults working with children and youth Canadian Red Cross
Respecting Children's Rights at Home Resource sheets for parents introducing the UNCRC and children's rights Canadian Child Care Federation
Respecting Children's Rights in Practice Resource and activity to introduce children's rights in practice Canadian Child Care Federation
Restorative Justice Resource Directory  List of resources to assist Restorative Justice practitioners, clients and communities Restorative Justice in British Columbia
Rights 2 Success, Project Summary: A Community- Based Model of Rights Education for Young People in Care and At Risk and the Adults Who Work With Them Child rights education model Representative for Children and Youth BC, Federation of BC Youth in Care Network,  Ministry of Children and Family Development
Rights respecting school lesson planningA citizenship curriculum alone does not produce positive citizens. One of the purposes of schooling is to foster effective citizens. Children and young people need to have the opportunities to behave as citizens – not just be taught about what it is to be a citizen. RRR does this – but only when it is done properly.
Hampshire County Council
 Rights respecting schools - reportFinal report on the county of Hampshire Rights Education Initiative 
Hampshire County Council
Rights to safety from bullyingIn dealing with violent behaviour and bullying close to a child’s own experience, for instance at home and school, there are procedures and agencies. For teaching and learning around Article 19 of the Convention, and by extension Articles 38 and 39, this section provides introductory ideas.Hampshire County Council 
Taking Stock of Youth Well-being in BC Today: A Forum Report from youth forum highlighting new research, gaps in services to youth, advocacy initiatives, and policy recommendations to address gaps First Call
The Child Care Transition A League Table of Early Childhood Education and Care in Economically Advanced Countries Comparative analysis of the status of early childhood education and care in 25 most affluent countries in the world United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund International
The Convention on the Rights of the Child and Public Policy: Perspectives on the Rights of Children with Disabilities in Canada Report outlines how  the Convention can be used as a tool to   enhance the realization of rights for children with disabilities in policy
Society for Children and Youth of BC
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child: A Model for Assessing Legislative Compliance Guide for assessing legislative compliance with the UNCRC.  Society for Children and Youth of BC
The Well-Being of British Columbia's Children and Youth: A Framework for Understanding Action Addresses population health and how it is relevant for the development of a social policy framework for children and youth First Call
This is my home A human rights education resource for children and youth which seeks to create peaceful, effective, and fun learning environments Minnesota Department of Human Rights, University of Minnesota Human Rights Resource Center
Training of Trainers: Designing and Delivering Effective Human Rights Education This manual outlines a six-day workshop giving human rights educators with tools for planning, designing, and conducting effective training-of-trainers (TOT) workshops Equitas
UNICEF Rights Respecting Schools Award Information about the Rights Respecting Schools award implemented by UNICEF UK to promote the use of the Convention on the Rights of the Child within schools United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund United Kingdom
Variety of Resources for Teachers List of resources for teachers to teach children about their rights Cape Breton University Children's Rights Centre
What a 'rights-respecting school' would be like for school staffWhat a 'rights-respecting school' would be like for school staffHampshire County Council
What's Happening to Our Children? A Look at Child Work-Related Injury Claims Over the Past 10 Years Report examines the increase in child workplace injury claims since BC's work-start age was lowered to 12 in 2003 First Call
Your Child's Rights: Parents' Frequently Asked Questions Answers to questions asked by parents/caregivers regarding their children learning about rights Society for Children and Youth of BC
Your Life, Your Rights Information booklet for BC youth in government care on child rights and section 70 rights. Federation of BC Youth in Care Network
Youth Taking Action: Rights Awareness Short Films for Youth in Care DVD and Discussion for Youth and Adults Youth made videos on the rights of youth in government care with discussion guide. Society for Children and Youth of BC
Youth Resources about Online Rights and Responsibilities - Legal Guide This eight-page legal guide for youth describes four common scenarios of online harassment, exploitation and abuse and explains the laws in BC that might apply in each case. West Coast LEAF