Children’s Charter

Prince Albert Children’s Charter

(click for pdf: Children’s Charter 2011)

This Charter applies the wisdom and commitment of our community to respectfully and holistically support our children socially, physically, intellectually, creatively and emotionally and that they shall have:

THE RIGHT TO HAVE BASIC NEEDS MET
in a safe, stable, secure environment with access to quality housing and care, sufficient, safe nutritious food and clean drinking water and access to community services and supports.

THE RIGHT TO BE SAFE
in a community committed to freedom and peace and in a supportive home environment, free from neglect, bullying, racism and exploitation, with the opportunity for exploration and recreation where they can grow and reach their full potential.

THE RIGHT TO BE THEMSELVES
to be proud of who they are, to have a sense of belonging, to be appreciated for who they are, the same and yet different from everyone else.

THE RIGHT TO BELONG
in a community that responds, embraces and accepts them and in a family unit that advocates for them and makes them feel secure and comfortable.

THE RIGHT TO LOVING RELATIONSHIPS
with a family and community who does their best to support their spiritual, physical, mental, emotional and intellectual growth and with the support of at least one adult who believes in their hopes and dreams.

THE RIGHT TO LIFELONG LEARNING
within a family and community that supports early experiences that provide a strong foundation and readiness for quality education, that will develop each child’s personality, talents and abilities to the fullest.

THE RIGHT TO PLAY AND BE PHYSICALLY ACTIVE
to experience play as the work of childhood and to be offered opportunities that are artistic, cultural, affordable and accessible to all.

THE RIGHT TO CONTRIBUTE
to have a voice and to know they are seen, heard, respected, cared for and treated with dignity.