Get Involved

Join Children First Canada in celebrating National Child Day wherever you are!

Show your support for kids!

When you buy a T-shirt or a National Child Day Kit, 100% of the profits goes towards supporting Children First Canada’s programs to advocate for children and youth. Every child deserves to reach their full potential!

5 Ways to Get Involved

NATIONAL CHILD DAY IS A GREAT TIME TO CELEBRATE THE RIGHTS OF CHILDREN – FROM COAST TO COAST TO COAST! HERE’S HOW TO RAISE AWARENESS IN YOUR COMMUNITY.

Get social

Children and youth deserve to be #SeenAndHeard. This National Child Day, help promote awareness about children’s rights through social media. Every tweet, post, and share helps to spread the word and involve more Canadian adults and young people in this critical conversation. Together, we can raise awareness across our country and put #ChildrenFirst!

Want to show your support for kids online? Follow these simple steps:
 
1. Go to your profile photo
2. Click the camera icon to change your profile photo
3. Choose “Add Frame”
4. Search “National Child Day”
5. Select the frame pictured here

Thank you for promoting the rights of all 8 million kids in Canada! 

Enlist your school

Children need to know their rights – and celebrate them! This year’s National Child Day Activity Guide includes fun games and resources. Teachers can also display one of our 2020 posters in classrooms and hallways to help raise awareness.

Want to do more with your students? Register for our National Child Day digital event on November 20 at 1 p.m. ET. Kids will learn about their rights, have a chance to ask questions, and hear from Canadian leaders and experts.

SPECIAL FEATURE: The event also includes a live interview hosted by Arjun Ram of CBC Kids News with Canadian basketball player Michael Linklater!

Celebrate at home

The best way to show kids they matter is by celebrating their rights. Set aside special family time to discuss the difference between rights and wants:

Rights

What you need to survive and thrive

Wants

Things that are nice to have but not essential to a safe and healthy childhood

Download Children First Canada’s child-friendly rights poster and go through each item together. You can also incorporate games to make learning fun (see our National Day Activity Guide for more ideas). And take time to decorate your home together to make it a true – and fun – celebration!

Engage your workplace or organization

Adults need to hear about the importance of children’s rights, too. Encourage your co-workers to spend time with their kids on November 20 to talk about their rights. At your workplace, consider hosting a lunch-and-learn session or fundraiser, encourage co-workers to watch our National Child Day digital event, or ask your employer to help spread the word through your company’s intranet or on social media.

Engage your workplace or organization

Want to encourage your school, community, workplace or friends to support children’s rights in Canada? Host a fundraiser!

Match employee donations, plan a bake sale or invite people to donate a toonie on National Child Day. Get creative, and know that you’ll be making a difference in the lives of all 8 million kids in Canada.

When you donate to Children First Canada, 100% of the proceeds support programs that promote the rights of children in Canada – and advocate for better laws and programs – so that every child can achieve their full potential!