National Child Day – November 20, 2017

Welcome to the National Child Day Alberta website. National Child Day is celebrated annually in Canada on November 20th in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children. In 1959 Canada signed the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) and in 1999, it was endorsed by Alberta. The UNCRC sets out the rights of children with 54 articles that provide us with a solid road map of what is needed to raise healthy and happy children and youth. The 2017 theme is a child’s right to be safe.

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National Child Day Panel:
Creating Safe and Caring Environments for Children and Youth
In Partnership with Alberta Health Services and Community Education Service

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
10:30am -12:30pm
Alberta Children’s Hospital – Kinsmen Learning Centre (4th floor)
2888 Shaganappi Trail NW, Calgary

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Come join us to hear from four leaders in child and youth advocacy in Alberta:

Sara Austin, Founder of Children’s First Canada, and CEO of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
Sheldon Kennedy, Lead Director at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre
Michelle Gagnon, President of the Palix Foundation and Alberta Family Wellness Initiative
Del Graff, Alberta Child and Youth Advocate

Bring your family and friends for this exciting winter celebration, in support of a Child’s Right to be Safe. Get creative in our crafts room, join a guided park tour for nature-themed games, fun facts about the park’s wildlife and much more! Don’t miss this fun-filled family event.

Sunday, November 19, 2017
1:00pm -3:00pm
Ralph Klein Park
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ARCQE 8th National Child Day Conference
Practicing an Ethos of Caring: Honouring Children’s Right to be Safe

November 17-18th, 2017
Fantasyland Hotel
17700 87 Avenue, Edmonton

Register by October 23, 2017 to receive the Early Bird rate!
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Keynote speakers:

Carol Anne Wien, Professor Emerita and a Senior Scholar in the Faculty of Education, York University, Toronto
Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw, Professor of Early Childhood Education in the Faculty of Education at Western University in Ontario, Canada
Jean-Paul Bédard, Author “Running Into Yourself”, elite endurance athlete, and international advocate for survivors of sexual violence

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Check out the National Child Day feature in this fall’s Apple Magazine – Adults working for the right of children by Terry Bullick.

Child Rights Education Week (CREW) in Canada is celebrated annually during the third week of November (week of November 20th) to promote, educate the public about, and engage Canadians in activities and conversations that highlight children’s rights.

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Thank you to our partners across Alberta who have donated their employees’ time to recognize children’s rights throughout the year and also celebrate National Child Day.

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