What Guides Us
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child plays an important role in guiding the work of the PEI Children and Youth Table. The Convention contains many articles that set out the rights of the child and identifies the roles and responsibilities of families and governments in supporting these rights. Canada signed the Convention in 1991.
Some of the many child rights in the Convention include:
- the right to a name and nationality
- the right to education
- the right to healthy food and a safe environment
- the right, as far as possible, to be cared for by parents
- the right to participate in family, cultural and social life
- the right to protection from violence
The Convention will serve as a constant resource for the Table and staff. We will also work to ensure that all Prince Edward Islanders understand the Convention and the role rights can play in strengthening individuals, families and communities.
For every child, every right - the most widely ratified human rights treaty in history"
Publications and Resources
The meeting summaries, recommendations and progress of the Table will be posted here on a regular basis.
Reports to the Premier
Report to Senator Brian Francis
- Report to Senator Francis - 07.17.2020
- The Buzz - 08.01.2020
- Peter Mansbridge Podcast - 07.03.2020
- CBC Radio Interview - 07.03.2020
- PEI Children and Youth Table launches with report to Premier - 07.02.2020
- Provincial table to protect rights of children and youth - 05.12.2020
Approved by consensus of Youth participants