National Child Day
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National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

Article 31 of the Declaration recognizes the right of the child to rest and leisure, to engage in play and recreational activities appropriate to the age of the child and to participate freely in cultural life and the arts.

Celebrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities, and recognizing their right to PLAY and recreation!

This year, PSP is hosting a signature event in Uplands, Ottawa to highlight this day. Visit the Paint Night for kids page for more information regarding registration.

For those who do not live in Ottawa, PSP suggests an Arts and Crafts activity you can easily do with your children in the comfort of your own home. Michaels offers a 15% discount to the members of the military community for you to enjoy the activity even more. Visit the National Child Day at home page for more information.