Join Children First Canada for an interactive digital event on National Child Day!

Please check back soon for details about our 2022 event.

National Child Day 2021

This year, we are commemorating the 30th anniversary of Canada’s ratification of the UNCRC. It is an opportunity to recognize the rights of all children, while also acknowledging the unique rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children.

The theme for National Child Day 2021 is #8MillionStrong in honour of the power and resilience of all 8 million kids in Canada and their right to survive and thrive.

Children First Canada invites you to a special digital event to mark the occasion!

Date: November 16 

Time: 1 p.m. ET

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

​Arjun Ram of CBC Kids News will be hosting this year’s event! You’ll learn more about children’s rights, hear from inspiring Canadian leaders, and find out how you can take action. The event also highlights opportunities for reconciliation by honouring the past, acknowledging the present, and igniting hope for the future.

National Child Day Events Across Canada

Check out the map to find out what’s happening in your city and province! Click on the heart icons for more information.

If you’re hosting an event to celebrate National Child Day, we want to hear about it! Please click “Submit Your Event” to share your information, including an image or poster. Once your event appears on our map, you can share it on social media! 

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