Youth (Your Voice Matters)

Youth (Your Voice Matters)

This section is for our children and youth in care. Over the past 4 years, Weechi-it-te-win has hosted regular consultations with youth.

"We have heard your concerns and taken your advice within many of our services."

We have followed through by having consistent consultations with our youth that are leaving care and those that have left care. Consultations occurred on the following dates?

  • August 17-18, 2015 - Rendezvous in Fort Frances
  • March 7, 2018 - Rendezvous in Fort Frances
  • March 28, 2019 - Rendezvous in Fort Frances

One of our main concerns is to hear that youth sometimes feel disconnected to family, to their communities, and to their culture. This section of the website is to ensure that your needs are met and that your voice is heard.

Are we meeting your needs? Do you have any requests or concerns? If so, please use the following email link to bring these forward: arlene.parker@weechi.ca

All children and youth have rights under Anishinaabe, Canadian, and International Law.

Did you know that you have the following Rights?

  • To be treated with respect at all times, free of any forms of abuse or discrimination
  • To speak with your worker
  • Be given access to a phone in a private space to call your worker
  • Be heard and to express your views
  • Adequate food
  • Clothing
  • Medical and dental care
  • To participate in your Plan of Care
  • An education
  • Your personal belongings
  • Freedom for spiritual practices
  • Reasonable privacy
  • Receive mail
  • Be informed about how to make an internal complaint to the agency or service provider

UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (in child-friendly language!)

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