“A culture of human rights begins with children and then expands. The perspective of young people is very important—and they are communicating differently.”

John Packer, Director

Human Rights Research and Education Centre, University of Ottawa

“It is difficult for our youth to speak out when they don’t have institutional and societal support around them. There is a need to educate our youth so they know their rights and so they can assert their rights.”

Omar Siddiqui, President

Canadian Muslim Leadership Institute

“We can empower our youth to be human rights ambassadors right in their own communities.”

Abram Benedict, Grand Chief

Mohawk Council of Akwesasne