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Children’s Charter of Rights


All children 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.

All children in Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph have a right to:

  • a quality of life that meets their physical, intellectual, emotional, spiritual and social needs.
  • have basic needs met including nutritious food, a healthy environment and a safe and comfortable place to live.
  • access quality and aff ordable child care, early education programs and/ or parenting support.
  • safe places and time to play, and access to affordable recreational activities.
  • quality education to enable them to reach their full potential.
  • quality time with their families and/or other nurturing and positive role models throughout their childhood.
  • protection from neglect, abuse and exposure to family violence.
  • be accepted for who they are, and believe what they want without being discriminated against.
  • quality of life . time to play . acceptance . quality of education . safe places . positive nurturing . quality time