UNCRC

What is the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)?

The UNCRC stands for the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. The UNCRC was started and signed by many countries in November 1989. Canada ratified (signed) on May 28th, 1990. The main goal of the UNCRC is to protect the rights of children and youth from birth to age 18.

To break it down a bit: 

 

That’s where our offices comes in!

Our office works to make sure that local services and departments, such as schools and Family & Children’s Services, are considering and using the UNCRC when supporting young people.

Want to hear more about it?

Want to read the guiding principles in Southern Tutchone?

Young People Have A Voice!

Yukon Child & Youth
Advocate Office
2070 2nd Avenue, Unit 19
Whitehorse, YT, Y1A 1B1
Phone: (867) 456-5575
Fax: (867) 456-5574
Our toll free number:
1-800-661-0408,
ask for the Yukon Child Advocate.

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