What is the Les Horne Rights in Action” Award? This is an award presented by DCI-Canada to honour the late Les Horne, Ontario’s first Child Advocate and a strong supporter of children’s rights in Canada and across the world. For this award, we are looking for project proposals that will further the rights of children. The best proposal will [...]
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What is the Les Horne Rights in Action” Award? This is an award presented by DCI-Canada to honour the late Les Horne, Ontario’s first Child Advocate and a strong supporter of children’s rights in Canada and across the world. For this award, we are looking for project proposals that will further the rights of childr [...]
DCI President Agnes Samler, wrote an opinion piece regarding the carding of Toronto’s youth by police officers. Her letter was published in the Reader’s Letter section of the Toronto Star on October 5th. Click here to be directed to the Toronto Star website or scroll below to read the letter in it’s entirety.
I am sorry that I cannot be with you this evening; my hope was that I would be able to participate in this memorial for Les Horne and am grateful for the opportunity to write some words of reflection. It does seem somewhat fitting however that I will be spending my day at Warkworth institution, a federal prison just outside of Campbellford. [...]
There is a time when I meet people with a purpose
There are moments when such people are with points and pointers
Such people are always there even if my audience be counted as one
They fill the space not with numbers, but their love and compassion
They are not there as VIP (Very Important People)
There are just there with no VI (Very Importa [...]
In memory of Les, this award of up to $1000 will be presented by DCICanada on an annual basis to a young person or group of young people whose proposal to promote children’s rights is selected.
As we launch it this November 17th, we are asking you as friends of Les Horne to contribute to a fund to support this award in his memory. All contri [...]
Defence for Children International-Canada
is pleased to invite you to attend a
Celebration of the Life of Les Horne
6:00 pm on November 17, 2011 at the City of Toronto Archives 255 Spadina Rd., Toronto
So many are grieving the recent loss of Les Horne, first Child Advocate in Ontario, founding member of DCI-Canada and true c [...]
Les Horne was passionate about his commitment to children. He believed that the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child was not simply a political document but represented real promises to children, promises they should be able to count on. He also believed that children’s voices should be heard particularly those children who a [...]
This year’s Lowery Lecturer is Kim Pate, Executive Director of the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies (CAEFS) and part time professor at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. She is an advocate for the rights of women and girls caught in the criminal justice system, for example, Ashley Smith, the young woman whose life ended t [...]
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