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Child and Youth Advocate promotes the Right to Learn during National Child Day celebrations

 

Announces rights video contest

Child and Youth Advocate Del Graff participated in National Child Day celebrations (Friday) with staff and students at Amiskwaciy Academy, in collaboration with Councilor Scott McKeen from the City of Edmonton and students from City Hall School.

The City of Edmonton issued a proclamation recognizing National Child Day in Edmonton and promoted this year’s theme of: “The Right…to Learn.”

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate announced a video contest to celebrate National Child Day. The contest is open to youth, ages 0 to 23 to create a one-minute video. The contest will promote one of the 54 articles in the Convention on the Rights of the Child through a song, poetry, art, or whatever a young person’s imagination holds.

“The right to learn is a basic building block for children and is a key factor for growth and development. It also paves the way for a brighter future,” said Del Graff. “Our contest will help young people know their rights, and also help them learn about other rights that they are entitled to.”

To Learn more about National Child day and “The Right…to Learn,” visit: www.nationalchildday.ca.

To learn more about the video contest visit: www.ocya.alberta.ca/videocontestncd2015/.

The Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is an independent office of the Legislature, representing the rights, interests and viewpoints of children and young people receiving designated government services.

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