Join the celebrations by attending one of our events in Ottawa, Halifax, Calgary or Iqaluit, or by hosting an event in your school, organization or online.
Join us in our nation’s capital to celebrate National Child Day! This landmark event will take place at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa where children, youth and adult leaders from government, the business community and charities will gather to discuss the urgent, unfinished business of children’s rights in Canada.
The event will run from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EST with forums for both children and youth and leaders of the federal government and Canada’s leading charities, hospitals, research institutes and major corporations that invest in kids, to take stock of the current challenges and create a plan of action.
For more info, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE FOR CHILDREN/YOUTH: If the ticket price is a barrier to your participation, please contact us as a limited number of free tickets is available thanks to our generous sponsors.
Children First Canada wishes to thank TELUS for sponsoring National Child Day!
Founder and CEO, Children First Canada
Head of Government, Public Policy & Philanthropy at Twitter Canada
President & CEO, Canada Children’s Hospital Foundations
Grand Chief, Alvin Fiddler
Nishnawbe Aski Nation
Children’s Healthcare Canada, Council of Champions for Children First Canada
OC, former Canadian Senator and a children’s rights advocate
CEO of CHEO and a member of our Council of Champions
Mary Jo Haddad
Board Director of TELUS and TD Bank, Council of Champions for Children First Canada
Lisa de Wilde
Former CEO, TVO and Board Director (TELUS, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada, Toronto Global, Children First Canada)
Trustee, OCSB, Student St. Joseph High School
The Canadian Press
President and Senior Partner of the First Peoples Group
Jennifer McLeod Macey
Vice President,Public Affairs, IPSOS
Former Ontario Child Advocate, Global Strategic Champion, Until The Last Child
Author, Speaker, and Radio Columnist
Youth Ambassador, Children First Canada
Kealy Blundell Obey
(Yellow Horsetail Women), Saskatchewan youth in care & custody network (SYICCN), Youth in Care Canada (YICC)
Public Affairs Strategist
The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell
Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Children First Canada is proud to partner with the IWK Health Centre and Wisdom2Action in hosting a special event for children, youth and adult allies. More details coming soon!
Children First Canada is proud to partner with Nunavut’s Representative of Children and Youth Office in supporting special celebrations in Iqaluit for children, youth and adult allies in their local schools and community organizations. In addition, two Inuit youth from Iqaluit and one teacher will be joining the national celebration in Ottawa, thanks to the generous sponsorship of First Air and Farmboy.