All children and youth need to be guaranteed they will live in a safe, healthy society that hears, includes, values and protects them. All children and youth are entitled to an education, healthy food, shelter, clothing and support systems to help them grow in to contributing and self-aware adults.
Manitobans for Human Rights (MHR) has taken a unique and innovative approach to form their Steering Committee. The committee will include individuals from community groups representing different human rights issues. Together the members of the MHR Steering Committee will collaborate, learn from one another, and then as a group, prioritize one specific issue that will draw on their mutual resources, strengths and contacts to bring about meaningful change.
The Manitobans for Human Rights Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council is tasked to bring two groups of fifteen youth representatives, of diverse backgrounds to create a group of individuals to make a difference in our community through projects and activities. The youth will be asked the question “What do you want Canada to look like in the future?”, and then will identify how they will answer that question through projects, awareness and engagement
We have reached out to 50+ organizations and other youth groups to be involved in our Youth Advisory Council and are continuing with followup emails for every new event or upcoming meeting. If you know anyone in your organization that would be interested in participating in making a difference in our communities, please forward this to whomever it may concern. Our next meeting is on August 13, 2017 at 3:30pm until 4:30pm at our office located at 301-960 Portage Avenue.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
At the Annual General Meeting on June.1st/ 2017, as a youth advisory council we coordinated and were in-charge of the silent auction and the 50/50 draw throughout the night. We also reached out to the Resources Assistance for Youth (RAY), when we went for a tour of their facility. We became familiar with what they were in need of as an organization and presented them with gently used men shoes as a result of their request, at our Annual General Meeting.
2017 Human Rights – Youth Luncheon
The Manitobans for Human Rights Youth committee submitted a proposal to B’nai Brith human rights grant and we received. This grant will assist us in making the differences we want to be in our communities. Some ideas we brainstormed, will be followed through with projects, activities, speakers, conferences and fundraisers. Other exciting initiatives will be educating ourselves and other on Human Rights. Making sure we recognizing the importance, as well as the history of Human Rights. We hope that by discovering how we as individuals want to be as human being we can be a strong voice of Human Rights in Winnipeg.