Health Rights and Responsibilities
In 2015, the YCRH identified a need for greater youth advocacy in the area of health rights and responsibilities. YCRH members believe that there is significant and widespread confusion around the legal rights of Canadian young people in accessing the health services they need. There is also a concern that existing health rights are insufficient and inequitable across the country.
In partnership with AstraZeneca Canada through its global community investment initiative, the Young Health Program, the YCRH set out on a multi-phase project to:
- Empower youth and provide a platform that enables them to advocate on health issues important to them
- Deepen public awareness on health rights and responsibilities that are present in regard to young people across Canada
- Provide mentorship and advocacy training to school-aged kids. This will be aligned with the expansion of the At My Best program with Physical and Health Education Canada (PHE Canada)
- Connect with stakeholders, government and potential community partners who are doing this work, and continue to build a network of those educating on and protecting the health rights and responsibilities of young people
For more information about this project, please contact us.