Shaking the Movers

Established in 2007, Shaking the Movers events are forums on child rights, they are for youth by youth. A year ago the New Brunswick Child and Youth Advocate's Office and the Multicultural Association of Fredericton hosted the first Shaking the Movers event in eastern Canada. Last year’s success has resulted in a second event happening this November. This year's Shaking the Movers theme will focus on the rights of migrants and youth refugees.

What is Shaking the Movers?

Young people identify a theme and together they plan activities that encourage discussion around it, all based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

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Shaking the Movers 2017-2018 Report

Shaking the Movers 2016 Report


What is the theme and focus?

The situation of children refugees has been increasingly aggravated by conflict; it is important to remind ourselves and our governments of our joint responsibilities. As such, the theme of Shaking the Movers 2017 is focusing on a child’s right to special protections and rights of youth refugees. What are their rights and the protections that must be guaranteed to them? The discussion will also focus on the challenges that youth refugee and migrant face.

Where and when?

Location: Green Hill Lake Camp

Date: November 10th, 11th, 12th

How can I participate?

To be considered as a participant, you must:

  • Be a child or young people aged 9-18 years.
  • Have an interest in child rights.
  • Be excited to learn in a group setting.
  • Be comfortable learning with peers and with people of all different ages and backgrounds.
  • Have submitted a participation and consent form by the deadline of November 6th!

Have further questions?

To apply to participate or for more information or questions regarding the program, please contact the project supervisors Sarah Dennene, Research Education, and Outreach Director (Child and Youth Advocate Office) at and Christian Whalen, Deputy Advocate at

When applying, remember to ensure that the signed consent form is attached. 

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