National Child Day
The Public Health Agency of Canada invites you to celebrate National Child Day on November 20, 2015! Learn ways to celebrate #NationalChildDay#PHAC. Find out what is happening in your area through the events calendar.
National Child Day, celebrated annually on November 20th, is a day dedicated to promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and youth. Celebrated since 1993, National Child Day commemorates the United Nations' adoption of the Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on November 20, 1989.
The UNCRC spells out the basic human rights to which all children under the age of 18 are entitled, including the right to health, the right to play and the right to participate and have a voice in matters that affect them. By ratifying the Convention in 1991, Canada made a commitment to ensure that children are treated with dignity and respect, and are protected from harm both in Canada and abroad.
You will find interactive activities and resources at the PHAC National Child Day website. Please distribute to your networks.
PHAC have also updated the Community Events Calendar! You are encouraged to post details of events you may be hosting, or use it to find out where events are being hosted in your community. After National Child Day, you are also encouraged to share details and stories about how you celebrated.
Finally, you are invited to join in a Fireside Chat and discussion on children’s rights hosted by CHNET-Works and the Public Health Agency of Canada on November 19, 2015 - 1:00 - 2:30 PM Eastern Time.