About Canada: Children and Youth

About Canada: Children and Youth

About Canada: Children and Youth

About Canada: Children and Youths

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Référence bibliographique [10036]

Schissel, Bernard. 2011. About Canada: Children and Youth. Coll. «Children & youth». Halifax: Fernwood Publishing.

Fiche synthèse

1. Objectifs

Intentions :
The author «[…] explore[s] the state of children and youth in Canada by describing the social and economic nature of Canada’s young in the contexts of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Canada is a signatory. These important agreements articulate the basic rights of food, clothing and shelter, freedom from ill-health and freedom from harm, among others. Although this book is directed primarily to Canadian society, it is impossible to understand the situation of Canadian young people outside of the global situation of young people.» (p. 10)

2. Méthode

Échantillon/Matériau :
L’auteur utilise des données documentaires diverses comme des rapports de l’UNICEF, des rapports de la Banque Mondiale, des études réalisées par Statistiques Canada, etc.

Type de traitement des données :
Réflexion critique

3. Résumé

«Canada is a signatory to the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child, which guarantees the protection and care of children and youth. About Canada: Children and Youth examines each of the rights within the Canadian context – and finds Canada wanting. Schissel argues that although our expressed desire is to protect and care for our children, the reality is that young people, in Canada and around the world, often lack basic human rights. The lives of young people are steeped in abuse from the education and justice systems, exploitation by corporations, ill health and poverty. And while the hearts of Canadians go out to youth in distant countries suffering under oppressive circumstances, those same hearts often have little sympathy for the suffering of youth, particularly disadvantaged youth, within Canada. This book explores our contradictory views and argues that we must do more to ensure that the rights of the child are upheld.» (quatrième de couverture)
Note : Ce livre présente plusieurs comparaisons interprovinciales.