Written by: The Edmonton National Child Day Planning Committee
Did you know November 20 is National Child Day? This event is celebrated annually in Canada to recognize our country’s commitment to upholding the rights of children!
Every year, communities across Alberta find unique ways to celebrate and educate on children’s rights. While those efforts may look a little different this year, our commitment to upholding and promoting the rights of young people is as strong as ever.
We’d like to invite you to join us as we mark this important day. Here’s how you can get involved:
1. Learn more about children’s rights! Check out the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child as starting points to expand your knowledge.
2. Plan an activity for your family, organization or school. It could be as simple as reading a rights-focused book together or having a conversation with children in your life about their rights. Check out our resources section for activity ideas.
3. Ask children how they would like to celebrate! It is their day, and they may have some unique ideas for a physically distant National Child Day.
4. Spread the word. Tell your family, neighbours and colleagues about National Child Day to help raise awareness. Share information on social media or on your website.
5. Follow us on social media. We are @NatlChildDay on Twitter. We’ll be sharing articles, quick facts, links to resources, and local National Child Day event listings throughout the month of November.
6. 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. Snap a photo and tag us on social media. Use the hashtags #NationalChildDay or #NCD2020.
Remember, no action is too small. Thank you for your continued commitment to celebrating and advancing the rights of children!