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Know Your Rights

The Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) has provided a new online resource re: Children and Young Persons’ Rights. The Rights Resource is intended to support children and youth in understanding their rights in child-friendly language and direct them to someone they can talk to if they have questions. It also acts as a resource for parents, caregivers and staff to support and understand the rights of children and young persons.

To access the resource, follow this link:  https://www.ontario.ca/page/children-and-young-persons-rights-resource.

The Ontario Ombudsman also has materials available to help you understand your rights and the services offered by their office.  Go to:  https://www.ombudsman.on.ca/what-we-do/topics/children-youth/resources-for-young-people-in-care

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