National Child Day, November 20th, is Canada’s official day to celebrate the rights of children to food, clothing, housing and education; to be protected from harm; and to be treated with dignity and respect.
Those rights (and others) are part of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, to which Canada committed in 1991. A treaty adopted by 193 countries, the Convention promises that all children have the right to reach their full potential.
Every time we honour a child’s rights, we move one step closer to a better world. Children who are able to reach their full potential will help shape a healthier, more productive, more peaceful society. We can all play a part in the transformation.
UNICEF Canada has created an interactive site where you can explore, learn and participate in National Child Day. Join us as we celebrate National Child Day.