Youth across Canada are proving that you can make a difference at any age. Check out these stories of brave young people who recognized injustice and found peaceful and lawful ways to stand up for their rights and the rights of others. You might even be inspired to take action for your own important cause!
Youth in the news
- Toronto High School Students Argue Against Prom Breathalyzer Policy
- Sixth Graders Challenge Ottawa School’s Decision to Ban Their Gay Rights Project
- Alberta Student Uses Post-It-Notes and Positive Messages to Combat Bullying in School
- Teen Fights for the Right to Save His Mother’s Life and Changes Hospital Policy
- Aboriginal Teen Leads National Youth Movement for Equal Education on Canadian Reserves
YOUTH Speak out
On Nov. 30th, 2011, student panelists Ashley Harripersad, Marsal Najibi, and Murtadi Khan, of the LAWS program at Central Technical High School in Toronto spoke out to an audience of nearly 300 students about social justice issues that are important to them. Their discussion was a part of the Canadian Civil Liberties Education Trust’s 15th Annual Fundamental Freedoms Conference, attended by high school students from all over the Greater Toronto Area. Click above to watch a video created by the student panel with the help of their LAWS program colleagues, highlighting some of the issues that were raised during the conference.