Youth Group Promotes Human Rights on Youth Day

Youth for Human Rights Toronto celebrates diversity at the 10th annual Toronto Youth Day Festival.

The theme of the 10th annual Toronto Youth Day Festival “The Mosaic of Canada,” reflects Canadians’ belief that the coexistence of diverse ethnic groups, languages and cultures creates a rich, varied cultural environment that benefits society.

The Toronto chapter of Youth for Human Rights International
The Toronto chapter of Youth for Human Rights International

This concept of diversity is central to the beliefs of members of the Toronto chapter of Youth for Human Rights International, which promotes awareness and understanding of human rights by educating youth on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR).

Nowhere is the Mosaic of Canada more evident than in Toronto, a city of more than 140 languages and dialects, where some 30 per cent of local residents speak a language other than English or French at home.

The annual Youth Day event features young people performing music and dance and displaying their art, photography, fashion and film.

Youth for Human Rights participated in the festival parade and volunteers set up a booth and invited one and all to sign a petition calling on the government and public and private sector organizations “to promote the UDHR through education campaigns, events, broad publication and dissemination.”

The Church of Scientology supports Youth for Human Rights. Scientologists on six continents engage in collaborative efforts with government agencies and nongovernmental organizations to bring about broad-scale awareness and implementation of the 1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the world’s premier human rights document.

The Scientology religion was founded by author and philosopher L. Ron Hubbard. The first Church of Scientology was formed in Los Angeles in 1954 and the religion has expanded to more than 11,000 Churches, Missions and affiliated groups, with millions of members in 167 countries.

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