Youth Charter of Rights
All youth in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph have a right to:
A voice in the issues that affect our lives;
Good health by having our social, emotional, mental, physical and spiritual needs met;
A place to sleep, clothes to wear, food to eat and supportive friends and/or family;
Affordable activities and programs, and safe places to hang out;
Education, training and opportunities that prepare us for our future lives;
Quality time with our friends, family and/or other positive role models in our community;
Be and feel safe in our homes, schools and communities;
Be accepted for who we are and what we believe without being discriminated against;
Access to quality and affordable child care, early education programs and/or parenting supports.
All youth deserve basic rights and freedoms. A fair share of society’s resources must be devoted to ensuring this. While families are responsible for raising their children, all levels of government, in partnership with communities, have a duty to support families by putting the health and well-being of children first.