The John Humphrey Centre for Peace and Human Rights, a non-profit human rights education organization located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.The John Humphrey Centre is dedicated to programming that fosters a sense of dignity, responsibility and justice. We have undertaken projects in partnership with organizations throughout Edmonton and Alberta that have worked to build communities where everyone belongs and lives in dignity.
At this event, participants will gain new knowledge and perspectives about human rights issues, present their work, make contacts and friends, create goals and projects, and find the support needed to become active members of their communities. The #YEGrights Youth Forum is part of the John Humphrey Centre’s Human Rights City initiative, which aims to create a space where all people in Edmonton belong and are embraced.
In 2012, participants will explore the question “how healthy is Edmonton?” by considering the challenges, triumphs and support systems for Edmontonian youth within four different areas of conversation:
All Abilities: What are the experiences of youth with disabilities in Edmonton?
Trauma and Healing: What are the unique experiences and impact of our shared history on our First Nations, Metis and Inuit youth?
Belonging in Edmonton: Are we truly a welcoming and accepting community?
Invisible Edmontonians: Who is faceless in our community?