Images from Edmonton’s National Child Day 2016.


Community Workshop
November 17 –  7:00 – 8:30 PM – Edmonton City Hall Foyer
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Learning Through Play Training
November 18 – 10 AM – 1 PM – Santa Maria Goretti Centre
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National Child Day Conference
November 18-19 – ALL DAY – Double Tree by Hilton Hotel
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Celebrating Children in Our Community
November 19 – 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM – Clairview Recreation Centre
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Hangin’ with Grandpa
November 19 – 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM – Millwoods Seniors Activity Centre (Gym)
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Passport to Play and Story Times
November 20 – Edmonton Public Libraries
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Play Day
November 20 – 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Jamie Platz YMCA
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2nd Annual Mini Round Dance
November 20 – 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Edmonton Intercultural Centre
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Make sure you are following @NatlChildDay on Twitter! We’ll be sharing NCD facts, ideas and info in 20 Tweets in 20 Days starting on the Nov 1st leading up to the 20th. Retweet and share!


Show your true colours and wear BLUE in support of National Child Day. Make it a community or team building event by encouraging your friends and colleagues to join in. Share the NCD message by downloading, printing and holding up the NCD #WeBelong sign in your photo. A blank version of the sign is also available, be creative and show us what belonging means to you!

Share your photo on your website, social channels and with @NatlChildDay don’t forget to tag it with #WeBelong, #NCDWeBelong or #NCD2016.



Participate in National Child Day with your entire school! The NCD School Resource Kit includes activities, discussion guides and reading suggestions for grades K-12 and even adults.

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Share the National Child Day message on your website or in your newsletter:

Celebrate National Child Day and a child’s right to belong on November 20, 2016!
National Child Day is celebrated annually on November 20th and reaffirms our country’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC.) The CRC outline our responsibility in keeping our children safe, healthy and engaged. The theme this year is a young person’s right to belong. Identity and belonging are about children developing a positive sense of who they are and feeling that they are valued and respected as part of a family, school and community. By celebrating National Child Day you are raising awareness of the rights of children in Alberta, and contributing to a healthy environment where children can grow and prosper with adequate resources.

Please visit www.nationalchildday.ca to learn more about National Child Day, access planning resources and find events happening in the community.

Edmonton Partners