The United for Human Rights Toronto Chapter marked Human Rights Day 2011 with a celebration last week at the Ontario Science Centre.
The event focused on investing in human rights education as a way of increasing public awareness of the fact that Canadians have 30 basic human rights under the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, of which Canada is a signatory.
Participants were urged to increase their level of commitment to promote and develop human rights awareness in their areas of influence.
Entertainment was provided by Casper, Tyson Froese and Brenda Webb, who used their musical talents to urge the respecting of the human rights of others.
Under the guidance and support of their middle school teacher, youth volunteers from the Thorncliffe and Flemingdon Park area actively participated in the organization of the Human Rights Day celebration and were also inspired to do more in the future to make others aware of their 30 basic human rights.
“This was a very successful event which linked youth and adults from various backgrounds to work together to make this a better place to live in by showing more respect for each other’s rights,” said Nicole Crellin, Coordinator of the United for Human Rights Toronto Chapter and organizer of the Human Rights Day celebration, which is supported by the Church of Scientology.