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Youth Charter of Rights


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.