The Law in Action Within Schools (LAWS) Program, an innovative partnership between Osgoode Hall Law School, the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and the Toronto District School Board designed to deliver an education program aimed at supporting, guiding and motivating high school students, is this year’s winner of the Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) Children’s Rights Supporter Award.
The award is presented to individuals/programs that provide resources to support children’s rights.
All of the nominations were reviewed by a committee of young people who made recommendations to the CCRC Board of Directors.
The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) is a network of Canadian organizations and individuals who promote respect for the rights of children. Its purpose is to exchange information; provide public education materials about the Convention on the Rights of the Child; monitor implementation of the Convention in Canada; and engage in dialogue with government officials on child rights issues.
The Convention on the Rights of the Child is the guiding framework for all activities of the coalition.
PHOTO CUTLINE: LAWS students from C.W. Jefferys Collegiate Institute and Westview Centennial Secondary School participating in a LAWS Model United Nations Conference