CAPE HORN ELEMENTARY - North America's FIRST Rights Respecting School
Cape Horn is a Rights Respecting School, an initiative of UNICEF Canada's Global Classroom program. This initiative uses the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child as the basis for enhancing an inclusive, participatory and respectful school culture for children and adults.
As a framework for educational improvement, the initiative helps to address the whole learning environment through a consistent, rights-based approach. It is premised on the understanding that in order for children to want to achieve, they have to feel included, that they belong and that they matter. It brings children into early contact with the universal ideals of respect for oneself and for others.