Today is National Child Day!  It’s the time to take action to promote the rights and well-being of children in Canada and around the world. To mark National Child Day, UNICEF Canada launched “Bring your MP to School Day” and united young people from across the country with their Members of Parliament.  During the week of November 12-16, MPs visited schools in their ridings to meet with the young leaders of tomorrow and learn more about what matters to them.

“Bring your MP to School Day” was a great success!

Schools from all over Canada participated in “Bring your MP to School Day.” No child was too far to be heard.  Their voices, concerns and interests received meaningful attention from Parliamentarians. Students discussed and asked questions on a wide-range of issues including the role of a MP, poverty, bullying, international development and the environment.

The link between MPs and their constituents is at the core of the representative function of Parliament. Engaging with children and youth – generally a quarter of the population – helps inform decisions that affect this vulnerable but non-voting population, and advances the civic education of Canada’s youngest citizens.

Help us celebrate National Child Day!

Learn more. Read about National Child Day and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child at

 unicef.ca/ncd

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