National Child Day

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th in recognition of our commitment to upholding children and youth’s rights and keeping them safe, healthy, and happy. The pandemic has created a crisis in children’s mental health and their rights. This year has been hard on young people as they have faced a rapidly changing world and have shown resiliency.

Alberta Health Services will be offering two FREE Community Education Service webinars for National Child Day.  Please click the headings for details and to register:

Building Resiliency in Children

Dr. Gibb from the University of Lethbridge
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
10:30 a.m. – noon

Respecting the young Child’s Right to Connection in these “COVID Times”

Lea Blust from Bow Valley College
Thursday, November 19, 2020
10:30 a.m. – noon

HOW TO CELEBRATE

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.

Celebrate National Child Day and children’s rights on November 20!
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20 and reaffirms our country’s commitment to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC.) The UNCRC outlines our responsibility in keeping our children safe, healthy and engaged.  By celebrating National Child Day you’re helping raise awareness of the rights of children in Alberta, and contributing to a healthy environment where children can thrive.

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