is November 20!

November 20 is National Child Day in Canada. It’s a time to celebrate our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children. There are 8 million kids in Canada, and they all have something in common—their rights!

Save the Date 2021

This year marks the 30th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. To celebrate, Children First Canada is organizing a special week of events leading up to National Child Day on November 20. Stay tuned for more details!

National Child Day

#8MillionStrong

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, children and youth have demonstrated extraordinary resiliency and leadership. They have been leaders within their families, schools, communities – and even at a national level. There is no better time to celebrate the enormous contributions of kids than on National Child Day!  

National Child Day 2020

Children First Canada would like to thank everyone who attended our National Child Day 2020 digital event. We were thrilled to have more than 3,000 people registered – including kids, adults, families, schools, youth activists, politicians and industry leaders from across the country! Special thanks to our various sponsors and partners. The success of this event would not have been possible without your generous support.

Thank you for helping children in Canada to be #8MillonStrong!

Missed this year’s live event? Watch the full recording here!

Learn more

Our National Child Day 2019 event brought youth and adults together to promote children’s rights. Watch last year’s video here.

Looking for more videos? Check out Children First Canada’s YouTube channel to watch National Child Day clips and events.

Share Your Event

Hosting an event for National Child Day? We want to hear about it! Submit your event and it will appear on our interactive map.

Join a Celebration

Canadians from across the country are celebrating National Child Day on November 20. Check out our events page to find out what’s happening in your area.

Leaders of today and tomorrow

The Young Canadians’ Parliament is a growing movement of young people under 18 who are speaking up for their rights and sharing their views with parliamentarians. Together, they serve as a powerful voice for their generation.

Take Action

One in three children in Canada do not enjoy a safe and healthy childhood – and the impacts of COVID-19 have made things worse. We’re urging the federal government to invest in the lives of children and protect their rights. Sign our Call to Action now!

Show Your Support for Kids

When you purchase a National Child Day T-shirt, 100% of the profits go towards Children First Canada’s mission to make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up. Place your order now, and we’ll send your shipment as soon as the T-shirts are available.

Did You Know?

There are 4 groups of rights for children:

Survival
rights

Development rights

Protection
rights

Participation
rights

These groups of rights come from the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). Click here for a child-friendly version of the UNCRC.

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