2017 Your Story, Your Voice Winners

The Representative for Children and Youth’s Office held its third annual Your Story, Your Voice Contest in the fall of 2017. The contest helps to raise awareness of child rights and marks National Child Day, which is celebrated every year on November 20th. The theme for this year’s contest was “the right to play” and school classes across the territory were invited to participate. Classes were asked to submit murals that reflected this year’s theme.

This year’s winners are:

• K – Grade 3 category: la classe de première année de l’École des Trois-Soleils in Iqaluit

• Grade 4 – 7 category: E7 Grade 6 class from Netsilik School in Taloyoak

• Grade 8 – 12 category: Grade 9 class from Qiqirtaq Ilihakvik in Gjoa Haven 

Winning classes choose their prize after discussion with our office. Thank you to all who participated! We look forward to next year!

To further celebrate National Child Day, the Representative for Children and Youth’s Office (RCYO) is joining several local youth on a nationwide radio broadcast initiated by CJRU 1280AM The Scope at Ryerson University. The broadcast will focus on child rights and the Nunavut segment will focus more specifically on the right to culture (Nunavut-broadcast.mp3).

Interviews feature Ruth Kavoik, President of the National Inuit Youth Council, and David Korgak, RCYO Child and Youth Advocacy Specialist Intern, as well as the musical talents of singer/songwriter Kelly Fraser and the Inuksuk Drum Dancers.