NOVEMBER 20, 2018
National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 in recognition of our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children and two historic events: the 1959 signing of the UN Declaration of the Rights of the Child and the adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child 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.
THIS YEAR’S THEME IS:
THE RIGHT TO AN IDENTITY
The United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC), Article 8, recognizes the right of each child to have an identity. This is a birth right of every child and it serves to affirm each child’s individuality and uniqueness.
NCD IN THE NEWS
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 ACROSS CANADA
CREW is an education initiative led by Canadian Child and Youth Advocates, in partnership with leading Canadian non-governmental organizations. The national campaign engages Canadians across the country in the promotion and protection of children’s rights. CREW will engage Canadians through social media, activities and resources that highlight children’s rights.
Thank you to our partners across Alberta who have donated their time throughout the year and to plan and celebrate National Child Day.
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