5th Symposium​

Children’s rights: how they are applied on a daily basis and their impact


Children’s best interests must always come first—whether when establishing social policies or making legal decisions for their welfare. But how can we ensure that children’s needs are met and their rights respected when moving from theory to action? How can we measure the impact on children? During this session, speakers who work on a daily basis for children’s rights will present the tools and structures that address these questions. The session’s interactive format will allow participants to learn more about examples from New Brunswick and Ontario.


  • Christian Whalen, Office of the Child and Youth Advocate, New-Brunswick
  • Jerry McHale, professor at Victoria University
  • Samira Ahmed, Justice for Children and Youth, Toronto


  • Hélène (Sioui) Trudel

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