Peel CAS demonstrates a strong commitment to the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights in their work every day. Now, the Charter is not only woven into their values, but is also a focal point in their physical workspace.

Vicky Lowrey, Senior Service Manager at Peel CAS, and Shelina Jeshani, Director, Success By 6 Peel, stand with the new Children’s Charter of Rights mural at Peel CAS.
Vicky Lowrey, Senior Service Manager at Peel CAS, and Shelina Jeshani, Director, Success By 6 Peel, stand with the new Children’s Charter of Rights mural at Peel CAS.

Peel CAS added a giant mural of the Children’s Charter to the wall of their main board room at their 6860 Century Ave. location in Mississauga. An attractive focal point, the mural reminds us that children have the right to privacy, protection and play. Children have the right to equal treatment, and to have “dancing flowers and magic mud”…to name just a couple of excerpts.

“Our board meets in this room,” says Vicky Lowrey, Senior Service Manager at Peel CAS and Co-Chair of PCYI’s Success By 6 Peel committee. “This is where they make budget decisions and grapple with tough issues. While our leaders always have the best interest of Peel’s children in mind, now they will also literally be looking at the Peel Children’s Charter of Rights when they make these tough decisions.”

Success By 6 Peel, a collaborative of partners in various sectors dedicated to the early years, a pillar of PCYI, and the founders of the Peel Children’s Charter, gathered for a meeting at Peel CAS board room on June 25.

“This is what our work is about,” said Shelina Jeshani, Director of Success By 6 Peel. “The Charter was built on the stories, ideas and input of hundreds of kids in our region. It embodies their spirit and aspirations, and we strive to reflect those sentiments in our work.”

The Success by 6 Peel  Committee met at Peel CAS June 25, 2014
The Success by 6 Peel Committee met at Peel CAS June 25, 2014

Peel CAS is walking the talk and practicing what they paint. As a strong partner in our Enrolled By 6 Postsecondary Strategy, Peel CAS has changed systems and practice to ensure that every child they serve has the opportunity to learn about the Canada Learning Bond free money for postsecondary education. As a supporter of our Peel’s Kids Participate Recreation and After School Strategy, they are working to ensure that all kids in care have access to healthy and safe recreation opportunities.

Learn more about Peel CAS in this video.

 

 

Krista is the Communications Manager at PCYI. To learn more about her, connect with her on LinkedIn or send her an email at kmurray@pcyi.org. All media relations inquiries can be directed to her as well. 

Practicing what we paint: new Children’s Charter of Rights mural guides work at Peel CAS