Edmonton Events

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

November 18, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Clareview Recreation Center – 3804 139 Ave NW, Edmonton – Multipurpose rooms #4 & #5

Enjoy an afternoon of free activities for families with toddlers and preschoolers! (Older siblings are welcome to come) We will have snacks, activities, play centres, face painters and information about community resources.

November 19, 2017 – 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Castle Downs YMCA – 11510 153 Ave NW, Edmonton

Children and Families are invited to the YMCA PLAY DAY for activities and games!
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More Resources …

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 #RightToBeSafe 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 and tag it with #NationalChildDay & #RightToBeSafe!

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

Celebrate National Child Day and a child’s right to be safe on November 20, 2017!
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 outlines our responsibility in keeping our children safe, healthy and engaged. The theme this year is a young person’s right to be safe. 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.