The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services has recently released a new online Children and Young Persons’ Rights Resource (Rights Resource)(www.ontario.ca/RightsResource).
It is important that children and young persons are empowered to exercise and receive the benefit of their rights, to advocate for their own needs, and to change the way they experience services, especially when they feel their rights have not been respected.
The Rights Resource is a website designed to support children and young persons’ receiving services under the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017 (CYFSA). The website outlines the rights provisions under Part II and Part X of the CYFSA using child-friendly language, acting as an accessible resource that children and young persons can turn to when they want to understand their rights. It also acts as a resource to help parents, caregivers and service providers to better understand the rights of children and young persons.
- Partners for Planning, which empowers peoples with disabilities and their families with free resources to create meaningful lives and secure futures, firmly rooted in community and;
- CanChild’s F-words Knowledge Hub, which provides focus on six key areas of child development and builds upon the World Health Organizations (WHO’s) International Classification of Functioning, Disability and Health (ICF) framework. The ICF framework shows how body structure and function, activity, participation, environmental factors and personal factors are interrelated and equally influence our health and functioning. This holistic approach encourages us to focus on factors that are important to all children’s development – their participation, activities, and environment. Recognizing that no one factor is more important than another, CanChild hopes to encourage people in the childhood disability field to adopt this way of thinking and apply these concepts in their work with children with disabilities and their families.
Centre for Child & Youth Development
Kingston Health Sciences Centre,
Hotel Dieu Site
166 Brock Street
Kingston, ON K7L 5G2
Phone 613 544-3400 ext. 3175
Toll Free 1 855-544-3400
Fax 613 545-3557