World Children’s Day

World Children’s Day

Pte Gwenne Morris (left), a Med Tech from 33 Canadian Forces (CF) Health Services Kingston, cleans the leg wound of a young girl as she is held by her father.

About World Children’s Day

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.

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:
  • have a voice,
  • be protected from harm,
  • have their basic needs met, and
  • have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
CAF members help protect Canadian children’s and other children’s rights every day.

Thank you to our official 2020 sponsor
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