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November 2009 marks twenty years since the United Nations drafted and ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICRC). This audio series was facilitated and produced with assistance of OPACY on National Child Day.
Part 1: Professor Marshall speaks about how Canada can better uphold the rights of children. Also a poem on mothers and sons.

Image of a MicrophoneNovember 2009 marks twenty years since the United Nations drafted and ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICRC). In this series, we explore what children's rights mean in Canada and reflect on the original goals of the convention. In Part 1, Professor Marshall, who has studied the ICRC's progression, talks about the challenges of truly implementing the ICRC in Canada for those who work with children, but also for policy makers and educators. This episode also includes poetry on the topic of mothers and sons, as well as a reading of the International Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Real Player Audio Image CRC - part 1 of 4 (RealAudio Format)

MP3 Image CRC - part 1 of 4 (MP3 Format)
Part 2: The Right to Education

Image of a MicrophoneIn part 2, youth in and from Ontario foster care discuss what the right to educate means and what barriers youth at risk must overcome in fulfilling their right to an education. These voices recorded by the Network Community Group.

Real Player Audio Image CRC - part 2 of 4 (RealAudio Format)

MP3 Image CRC - part 2 of 4 (MP3 Format)
Part 3: November 2009 marks twenty years since the United Nations drafted and ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICRC).

Image of a MicrophoneIn this series, we explore what children's rights mean in Canada and reflect on the original goals of the convention. In part 3, Amanda Paris passionately details how to realize the Right to Identity through youth-led organizing. She also highlights how the Lost Lyrics Project is helping youth uncover their roots. Also, Desiree talks about why newcomer youth still fail to see themselves represented positively in media, education or politics.

Real Player Audio Image CRC - part 3 of 4 (RealAudio Format)

MP3 Image CRC - part 3 of 4 (MP3 Format)
Part 4: November 2009 marks twenty years since the United Nations drafted and ratified the International Convention on the Rights of the Child (ICRC).

Image of a MicrophoneIn this series, we explore what children's rights mean in Canada and reflect on the original goals of the convention.
In Part 4, we interview child advocate John Meston about youth participation and Canadian benchmarks for the realization of the ICRC.

Real Player Audio Image CRC - part 4 of 4 (RealAudio Format)

MP3 Image CRC - part 4 of 4 (MP3 Format)
We Are Listening: A Special Report

Image of a MicrophoneMidori is a former youth in Japan's foster care system. She now advocates for children and in this in depth interview she reflects on Japan's approach to children's rights. November 19th marks 20 years since the U.N Convention on the Rights of the Child and through Midori's experience, we see many similarities between the challenges Japan and Canada are experiencing in implementation.

Real Player Audio Image We Are Listening: A Special Report (RealAudio Format)

MP3 Image We Are Listening: A Special Report (MP3 Format)

Disclaimer: The opinions expressed in this series are those of the participants and do not necessarily reflect the Ontario Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth.