History of the Tri-Cities Children's Charter

The Tri-Cities Children's Charter of Rights was officially launched on April 16, 2018 after consultation with key stakeholders the most important of which were the children themselves. Click on each of the items below to learn more about how the Children's Charter of Rights was established. We look forward to continuing to work across the multiple sectors to afford children their rights.

Click on the information below to view photos and details of each step in the process.

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It Started With An Invitation

An invitation went out to engage the community in a process leading to the creation of a Tri-Cities Children's Charter.

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To A Visioning Event

The visioning event provided the community with an opportunity to discuss 5 key questions regarding a Tri-Cities Children's Charter.

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Results Were Reviewed

The priorities identified at the visioning event set the direction for the next steps.

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A Kids Conference Was Planned

A series of planning meetings were held with students and community organizations to create a Tri-Cities Kids Conference

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A Child Rights Training Day Was Provided

Organizations working with children 0 to 12 years of age in the Tri-Cities area were invited to participate in workshops.

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The Kids Conference Was A Great Success!

A high energy conference for kids where participants learned about child rights and returned to their school as "Rights Champions" was a big success.

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Children's Voices Were Heard

Children's thoughts and ideas were collected. They shared about what they loved, what they wish could be different and more.

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A Draft Children's Charter Was Created

In 2015 the draft of the Tri-Cities Children's Charter of Rights was unveiled at the Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards of Excellence Event.

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Accord Partners Committed to the Children's Charter

The Tri-Cities Children's Accord was signed in front of over 180 people at the 7th annual Tri-Cities Champions for Young Children Awards held May 12, 2016.

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Found Out How The Rights Were Currently Being Addressed

Surveys were created for children aged 5 to 12 and Tri-Cities parents. Key representatives from our accord partners were interviewed to find out how the rights were being addressed.

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The Charter Officially Launched on April 18, 2018

The official public launch of the Tri-Cities Children's Charter of Rights took place on April 18, 2018. This included the introduction of an Action Plan that outlined how the rights were being addressed and included areas of focus for the future.

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Moving Forward With The Tri-Cities Children's Charter Of Rights

Our Rights in Action Newsletters have been celebrating rights champions within our communities and have also provided a community snapshot of how different organizations are moving forward with kids in mind. The cities within the Tri-Cities also committed to including the Tri-Cities Children's Charter of Rights on their webpages.

To find out more about incorporating the Children's Charter of Rights and to view the action plan visit the charter resources page.