Final stretch before unveiling our new educational video game on children’s rights!

On the occasion of its 25th anniversary and to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC), the International Bureau for Children’s Rights has embarked on an innovative project: the creation of a video game to raise awareness among girls and boys in Canada and abroad about their universal and fundamental rights.

Since one of the IBCR’s guidelines is to place children at the heart of promoting their rights, the design of the video game was carried out with the participation of two primary school classes from Montreal’s Sainte-Cécile and Saint-Fabien schools. The mobilization of children was thus integrated into the “Ethics and Religious Culture” program offered to all elementary and secondary school students in Québec.

The technical part of the game was handled by four students from the Polytechnique Montréal, and the graphics were created by three students from the Arts et Métiers ParisTech.

Our goal was to create a simple and fun experience especially for young people who are discovering and learning their rights for the first time. Through the mysteries that Detective Pinpin faces, we have tried to demystify, in a skilful way, the rights of the child.

Polytechnique Montréal students.

Once the game was in its final phase, the students involved in its creation were invited to play it in class. The Office then organized a meeting in each classroom during the month of May to gather their comments on the game and possible avenues for development, as well as their experience of participating in such a project.


During these meetings, the children were very keen on the positive points of the game as well as on the elements to be rethought. Adjustments could be made to the game in the coming months to improve it and ensure that children have the best possible experience.

Congratulations to the IBCR and the Polytechnique engineers, you have created a very beautiful video game of course thanks to our ideas and yours. 

Louis-Alexandre, 4th grader at Saint-Fabien School

Stay tuned, we’ll tell you more about the game soon!

More information about the video game here