IF YOU WERE THE PRIME MINISTER OF CANADA HOW WOULD YOU IMPROVE THE RIGHTS OF CANADIAN CHILDREN?

Contest Categories

Grades K-3

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-8

Grades 9-12 

Guidelines

Design and create a unique poster, size 8.5 X 11 (letter size)

Write your name grade and school on the back

Submit to your teacher no later than March 24th 2017.

Your poster needs to show: If you were The Prime Minister of Canada how you would improve the rights of Canadian children. 

Contact:

Lyn Smith

Tel: 613 735 9579

Email: lsmith@phoenixctr.com

Rights of a Child

    Did You Know?

  • There are 19,420 child and youth in Renfrew County, 2590 of them live in poverty
  • 26% of Aboriginal households have incomes that fall below the poverty line
  • 1 in 2 indigenous children live in poverty
  • Over 40% of food bank users are children
  • 2/3 of children have parents that work, and 1/3 of children living in poverty have parents who work full time, year long
  • Children who do not have appropriate winter clothing cannot participate at school (recess) or in their community
  • Research shows that children who go to school fully prepared are more likely to graduate
  • Children from low income families often don’t get hot lunches, agendas, or go on school trips
  • Children from low income families often suffer from food insecurity, many have never eaten certain (or any) fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Often ‘working poor’ families don’t have extended health care benefits and can’t afford prescription medication, eyeglasses, and other medical needs
  • Research has shown that poverty impacts how well and how long people live.  Poor people experience a reduced quality of life, and life years are shortened.
  • WE CAN ALL WORK TO CHANGE THIS!