This year, the theme for Children First Canada’s National Child Day event is #8MillionRising. Children and youth make up a quarter of our population and 100% of our future. They are the next generation of business leaders, teachers, doctors, activists and politicians. But they’re not just future leaders – they are leaders right now – in their schools, communities and even at a national level. They are launching climate movements, organizing sit-ins and marches, lobbying government and urging companies to align more closely with their values.
Arjun Ram of CBC Kids News will host our event, which features inspiring leaders from across Canada and live entertainment. The event will also include a spotlight on the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and the important role children and youth play in reconciliation.
Join our event on November 15 to kick off a week of exciting activities leading up to National Child Day on November 20!
Click here to watch past events!
Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
Prime Minister of Canada
Professional basketball player, Olympian and current member of the Canadian Senior Women's National Team
Founder and CEO, Children First Canada
CBC Kids News contributor
Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, QC, and Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
Indigenous Artist, Master Carver, Creator of the Witness Blanket
Indigenous Child Author
Chief Communications Officer, TELUS