Parents Room

ENGAGINGWhen we send our children to school, we hope their experience will be both inspiring and educative. The Rights Respecting Schools initiative helps schools provide these experiences for children.

The initiative uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as a basis for enhancing an inclusive, participatory and respectful school culture.

Children learn about the importance of rights and the responsibilities that accompany them. They come into early contact with the universal ideals of respect for oneself and for others, in the school community and in an interdependent world.


Learn More

  • Explore children’s rights with your child at home with this handout
  • Listen to Wilma Clarke, the Director of Advocacy, Aboriginal and Community Relations for the Representative for Children and Youth of British Columbia speak about what children’s rights means to her at school and in the home
  • Download UNICEF Canada’s FAQs for parents on the United Convention on the Rights of the Child
  • Contact your school about becoming a Rights Respecting School or to learn how you can become involved with the initiative