World Children’s Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities. They are young citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making.
About World Children’s Day
Since 1993, we celebrate World Children’s Day across Canada on November 20th. The day celebrates the United Nations' adoption of two important documents on children's rights:
In 1991, Canada passed the United Nations' Convention of the Rights of the Child. By doing so, Canada made a commitment to ensure that children everywhere are treated with dignity and respect.
Our Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) contribute to a more stable, peaceful world through support operations and peacekeeping. Their work helps children:
CAF members help protect Canadian children’s and other children’s rights every day.
- have a voice,
- be protected from harm,
- have their basic needs met, and
- have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
Thank you to our official 2020 sponsor