The Rights Respecting Schools initiative in Canada is facilitated by a network of local and national organizations called the Friends of Rights Respecting Schools (FRRS). The individuals and organizations that comprise this network have mandates and expertise in social justice and human rights, children’s rights education, student-centred learning and global citizenship.
The Friends of Rights Respecting Schools are responsible for the visioning, promoting, implementation, evaluation and monitoring, and budgeting of the Rights Respecting Schools initiative in Canadian schools. The collective capacity of this network ensures that Rights Respecting Schools is accessible to as many schools as possible.
REGIONAL LEAD AGENCIES
- ALBERTA & BRITISH COLUMBIA – John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights
- ONTARIO – Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa
- NEW BRUNSWICK – Office of the Child and Youth Advocate for New Brunswick
WHAT IS AN RRS FACILITATOR?
RRS Facilitators are individuals who have been trained by the Friends of Rights Respecting Schools to facilitate and deliver the Rights Respecting Schools initiative in Canadian schools. Schools communicate with and receive support directly from their RRS Facilitator.
These individuals have expertise in the fields of education and/or children’s rights. RRS Facilitators could be practitioners at human rights organizations, educational consultants at school boards, university professors or associates at Canadian universities with children’s rights education or global education programming.