Child Honouring in Action

Covenant for Honouring Children

Child Friendly Version of the Covenant

UN Convention of the Rights of the Child

Child Friendly Version of the CRC

Children & Nonviolence Initiative

Canadian Council of Provincial Child & Youth Advocates

Parenting Resources

Child Honouring Videos



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Imagine a new idea as vital as democracy. Now imagine helping it spread quickly throughout the world! Child Honouring is one such idea, an idea whose time has come. We invite you to be a part of the global movement that views honouring children as the best way to create sustainable, peacemaking societies. 
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Nelson Mandela, The Dalai Lama, Graca Machel are among the growing chorus of luminaries calling for a world fit for children.

The Centre for Child Honouring - on Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada - is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing Child Honouring as a universal ethic, an organizing principle for societal transformation.

Child Honouring is a unique social change revolution, one with the child at its heart. It is a positive vision that stresses “the primacy of early years” as key to activating the powerful potential of our species.

Supporting the Earth Charter and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, A Covenant for Honouring Children is a poetic declaration of our duty respect children, “to honour their caring ideals as the heart of being human”.

The Child Honouring principles offer a guide for living as conscious beings. They constitute the basis for a multi-faith consensus on societal renewal.

At this critical point in human history, we invite you to join the Centre’s work to co-create a vast change in the human paradigm.


Take A Breath (The Self-Reg Song)

We have just released a new Raffi song, “Take A Breath” (The Self-Reg Song). It follows from the principles of self-regulation that Dr. Stuart Shanker and his colleagues have been successfully spreading throughout North America...

Wave of Democracy

Raffi He has written the song “Wave of Democracy" to mark a time when Sen. Bernie Sanders’ bold, positive and principled run for US president is inspiring millions. Read more….

Raffi's OpEd in the Guardian US

It's not just water that's poisoning our kids; it's also our collapsing democracy...

Raffi - Fundraiser for Shawnigan Lake

April 24th - 1pm - Cowichan Performing Arts Centre, Duncan, BC
RAFFI - #Belugagrads BENEFIT CONCERT to save Shawnigan Water..


The Raffi Principles by the Torontoist

“The Raffi Principles” … a fine, comprehensive piece on Raffi’s work.

Opinion piece in Vancouver Observer: If the Pope gets climate change, why can't we?

If the Pope gets climate change, why can't we?

OPINION: As Premier Clark recalls the B.C. legislature to expedite our LNG deal with Petronas, Raffi urges her to heed the Pope’s message on climate change.


In support of BC public education, the Centre offered free copies of our colour booklet, My Drawing Our World, to the first 200 BC teachers to sign up...

Raffi writes about the British Columbia education crisis

Christy Clark Is Balancing the Budget at the Expense of Kids and Teachers...

More Raves for Raffis LOVE BUG

More Raves For Raffi’s Love Bug; Video Premieres On

Raffi receives an Honorary Degree of Letters from Vancouver Island University

Raffi's Speech On Receiving an Honorary Degree of Letters - Vancouver Island University ~ Nanaimo, BC. / June 2, 2014

#ABetterNet: Social Media's Unintended Consequences for Children & Youth

Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth - May 12, 2014 - Toronto, ON
Webcast of event is now available...

RAFFI and Sandy Garossino co-write BLOG for Huffington Post

Did Police Miss Chance To Protect Amanda Todd From Blackmailer?...

Lightweb Darkweb

Three Reasons To Reform Social Media Before It Re-Forms Us!
Lightweb Darkweb is a book on the need to reform social media, especially for young users...

RAFFI Concerts - Media

Follow the latest media coverage for Raffi's concert series.




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