MONTREAL, June 12, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Do you know someone or a group
actively promoting and defending youth rights in Québec? Do you want
their work publicly recognized? There are only a few days remaining to
submit a nomination for the 2014 Rights and Freedoms Award given by the
Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse. It's
easy and quick. Just check the eligibility criteria, fill the form, and
send it in before Monday June 23, 2014.
This year, in order to highlight the 25th anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child, the Rights
and Freedoms Award will be presented to an organization, a business, an
institution, or an individual working to promote and defend youth
Whose commitment respects the principles of the Convention on the Rights
of the Child and the rights guaranteed in the Québec Charter of Human
Rights and Freedoms;
Who advocates for youth rights;
Who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in promoting and defending
Who carried out a project or activity to raise youth awareness related
to the protection and respect of the rights of children and youth.
In past years, the Award has been given to Steve Foster (Executive
Director of the Conseil québécois-LGBT - lesbian, gay, bisexual, and
trans), the Journal de la Rue, the Wapikoni mobile, the Fondation de la
tolérance, and the Regroupement des organismes Espace du Québec.
The 2014 Rights and Freedoms Award jury is chaired by the vice-president
of the Commission, Camil Picard. The members are Marly Périclés of the
Commission's Table de concertation jeunesse and Émilie Lebel, a lawyer
and youth leader of the LGBT community who was nominated to sit on the
jury by Mr. Foster.
The Commission accepts nominations submitted by e-mail or mail until
Monday June 23, 2014, at 4 p.m. For more information on how to submit a
nomination or to learn more about the past recipients visit: http://www.cdpdj.qc.ca/pdl
For more information, please contact Jean-François Gagnon.
Phone: 514 873-5146 or toll free 1 800 361-6477, ext. 230
The Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
(Human Rights and Youth Commission) ensures the promotion and respect
of the principles set out in the Québec Charter of Human Rights and
Freedoms. It also ensures that the interests of children are protected
and that their rights recognized in the Youth Protection Act are
respected and promoted. In addition, the Commission oversees compliance
with the Act respecting Equal Access to Employment in Public Bodies.
SOURCE: Commission des droits de la personne et des droits de la jeunesse
For further information:
514 873-5146 or 1 800 361-6477 ext. 230