Today, November 20th, is National Child Day in Canada!
What is National Child Day?
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th every year.
This day has been celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nation’s adoption of 2 children’s rights documents:
- The United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child
- The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child
These documents help by ensuring children have a voice, are protected from harm and be provided with their basic needs and every opportunity to reach their full potential.
What can you do to celebrate National Child Day?
You may find information and resources about National Child Day and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child at https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/childhood-adolescence/national-child-day.html
Here are some ways to help promote awareness of children’s rights and ways to celebrate National Child Day:
- Use the National Child Day activity kit, including an activity guide and a colouring poster for kids
- Look into the child and youth corner to help children under the age of 18 learn about their rights
- Read up on reference material of child rights publications: A Canada Fit for Children, A World Fit for Children, A World Fit for Us, Say It Right, and Convention of the Rights of the Child.
- Learn more about child and youth rights and take the National Child Day online quiz.
To learn more about National Child Day, visit https://www.canada.ca/en/public-health/services/health-promotion/childhood-adolescence/national-child-day.html