The Kids of Jack Hulland Elementary – The Yukon Child & Youth Advocate

“We can’t be part of keeping the silence.” Where does a parent go when they discover their child has been restrained and secluded at school without their knowledge? For many Yukon residents, the Office of the Child and Youth Advocate is their first call. Over several months – stretching into years – Annette King and […]

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Empower Students Today: Student Voice Wanted!

This post is part of a series on the rights of children to an education free from violence. In Canada, it is still legal for adults to physically assault children under Section 43 of the Criminal Code of Canada. Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission published the Calls to Action in 2015. Call to Action #6 […]

The cover of the book "With All Due Respect" by Ronald Morrish

This Book Must Be Removed From Schools

I am not a book banner. Books that have been published in the past have value in understanding our historical context. However, books written to guide professional practice can’t be allowed when they cause damage, especially to children. What we know: Childhood Experiences Impact Brain Development Over the last decade our understanding of how the […]