National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children and two historic events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. Globally, the day is known as International Day of the Child.
2019 marked the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It was an important moment to reflect on the progress to date and the unfinished business of children’s rights in Canada that still needs urgent action.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child sets out the rights of children and provide a solid road map of what is needed to raise healthy and happy children and youth.
Children First Canada is proud to celebrate National Child Day with our partners from coast to coast to coast. Children First Canada is an alliance of Canada’s leading children’s charities and hospitals, research institutes, corporations that invest in kids, teachers, parents and kids themselves. We have a bold and ambitious vision that together we can make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up!
This year, join the celebrations by attending one of our events or hosting an event in your school, organization, or online. Find more information about how to celebrate throughout the sections of this website.