Color it RIghts Coloringbook

Want to teach young children about their rights?
Color it Rights was developed to teach children aged 4-7 about their rights.
Feel free to download the coloring book and teachers guide here.

Teachers Guide pdf
Coloring Book pdf
Teachers Guide pdf
French Coloring Book pdf

Executive Director of Children’s Rights Center attends meeting at UN

Dr Covell was invited to attend a Ministerial Breakfast Meeting, September 25th 2009, the UN in New York. The primary purpose of the meeting was to highlight the mandate of the Special Representative on Violence Against Children to the UN Secretary- General, Marta Santos-Pais who was appointed in May 2009. The meeting was co-hosted by the permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the United States of America and the Federative Republic of Brazil. Among the speakers were Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Minster of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands Maxime Verhagen. For more information please click centre for details.

Board of Directors


Dr. Katherine Covell Dept. of Psychology, CBU
Executive Director, Children’s Rights Centre

Dr. R. Brian Howe Dept. of Political Science, CBU
Director, Children’s Rights Centre

Dr. Geoffrey Carre Dept. of Psychology, CBU
Webmaster, Children’s Rights Centre

Ms. Marcie McKay Community Representative – Mental Health

Ms. Johnna O’Leary Community Representative - Education

Mr. Wayne McKay Community Representative – Aboriginal Education

Mr. Justin McNeil Centre Research Associate/Youth Representative

Contact Information

CBU Children’s Rights Centre
Room CC249
Phone: (902) 563-1440
Fax: (902) 563-1902
Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

Cape Breton University
P.O. Box 5300
Sydney, Nova Scotia
Canada, B1P 6L2


The mandate of the CBU Children’s Rights Centre is to:

- conduct research on children’s rights and children’s issues
- further public knowledge and education about children’s rights
- monitor the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in Canada
- provide a resource centre for students conducting research in children’s rights through courses, training and employment, and directs supervision of student research projects

Children, Families and Violence

Covell, K., & Howe, R.B. (2009). Children, Families and Violence: Challenges for Children’s Rights. London, England Jessica Kingsley, 288pp.
ISBN 978-1-84310-698-2

“The authors demonstrate that respecting children’s rights and safeguarding them from exposure to violence can shift the balance between risk and protective factors which will in turn reduce the incidence and severity of childhood violence. Given the recent case of ‘Baby P’, this is timely and essential reading for health and social professionals working in child health and protection as well as policy makers.”—Ruth Davies, senior lecturer, Child Health, School of Health Science, Swansea University, Paediatric Nursing, May 2009