Celebrate National Child Day

November 20, 2017 | RayL

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National Child Day

Every year since 1993, Canada has celebrated National Child Day. This is part of a larger celebration recognizing two United Nations documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child (PDF) and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.

These are commitments that include the opportunity for children to have a voice, be protected from harm, be provided with their basic needs and every opportunity to reach their full potential.


Celebrate National Child Day with some fun activities on this extra special day dedicated to children. Here are some things you and your child can do to celebrate this day: 

  • Read stories with diverse characters.
  • Share stories from your childhood.
  • Empower your child by letting them make some decisions. 
  • Encourage your child to help others. 

The Government of Canada's website also contains some activities to help celebrate this day. 


Here's a selection of diverse books that celebrates children and their rights. 

Children Just Like Me

Every Human Has Rights

My Wish for Tomorrow

Stand Up Speak Out