Child & Youth Friendly Saskatoon Declarations are signed by government agencies, businesses and community organizations. The declarations are displayed publicly to express each group's intentions to promote the well being of children and youth within their sphere of care. Organizations are encouraged to evaluate themselves for child and youth friendliness, and to commit to a new child and youth friendly initiative.

Recognizing the equal and inalienable right of all people to the fundamental rights of freedom, justice and peace, and that:

  • everyone is entitled to these rights, regardless of age, race, colour, creed or other status
  • young people are entitled to special care and assistance in assuming their rightful place in society
  • all people should be responsible owners of their community, and share responsibility for the well-being of children and youth in their community

and, recognizing that;

  • a child and youth friendly community is one in which all young people are safe, secure, nurtured, honoured and valued
  • all young people can contribute and the significance of their contribution will be recognized
  • all young people need opportunities to develop a sense of responsibility and ownership over their actions

Why Sign?

One of the most important components of the work of Child & Youth Friendly Saskatoon is the Declaration Program. This document is based on the United Nations International Rights of the Child and it is the heart and central philosophy of the organization. We are proud that so many fine companies and organizations have committed to the principles it promotes.

If you are interested in signing the declaration of child and youth friendliness for your company or group, please call our office at (306) 955-5437. We will be very glad to meet with you.

Declaration Participants

  • A.S.L. Paving
  • Affinity Credit Union
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Canadian Red Cross
  • Catholic Family Services
  • Catholic Schools Foundation
  • Concentra Financial
  • Delta Hotels by Marriott
  • Dervilia Designs
  • Earthbound Bakery
  • Family Service Saskatoon
  • Greater Saskatoon Catholic Schools
  • Heagy Altrogge Matchett
  • Hnatyshyn Gough
  • KAP House
  • Kenderdine Medical Clinic
  • LifeTouch Canada
  • McNally Robinson Bookstore
  • MD Ambulance Ltd.
  • Mediacom Inc.
  • Meewasin Valley Authority
  • Nutrien Children's Festival of Saskatchewan
  • Nutrien Wonderhub
  • ParkTown Hotel
  • Persephone theatre
  • Prairie Spirit School Division
  • Rawlco Radio
  • RBC Financial Group
  • Roadmap Saskatoon
  • Saskatchewan Advocate for Children & Youth
  • Saskatchewan Prevention Institute
  • Saskatoon & Area Girl Guides
  • Saskatoon Airport Authority
  • Saskatoon Children's Choir
  • Saskatoon Farmers' Market
  • Saskatoon Fire Department
  • Saskatoon Horticultural Society
  • Saskatoon Police Service
  • Saskatoon Public School Division
  • Saskatoon Symphony Society
  • Saskatoon Transit Services
  • SaskTel
  • Sundog Arts Society
  • Sutherland Dental Clinic
  • The City of Saskatoon
  • The Hilton Garden Inn
  • Remai Modern Art Gallery
  • The Office of the Ombudsman
  • TD Bank Financial
  • The Sheraton Cavalier Hotel
  • The Travelodge Hotel
  • The University of Saskatchewan
  • The Western Development Museum
  • Tourism Saskatoon
  • The Town of Martensville
  • Ukrainian Canadian Business & Professional Association
  • United Way of Saskatoon