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By: Kasia Sulewski, Early Childhood Educator
Recognized across Canada, National Child Day commemorates Canada’s ongoing commitment to acknowledge and uphold the rights of children. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
Children have the right to be raised by their parent(s); children have the right to find out things and share what they think with others by talking, drawing, writing or any other way.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child was created from the foundational principle that adults should:
Children deserve to be recognized as important members of our communities. On National Child Day—and every day—it is important for us to reflect upon and acknowledge children’s rights to protection, provision and participation.
Children have the right to an identity.
The UNCRC outlines 54 rights that all children have, including:
Children have the right to play and to rest.
Perhaps bake some blueberry muffins with a child in your life (follow the link for a healthy, go-to recipe that our Child and Family Support Centre cook recommends!), visit the local library to engage in family play events or read a good book with your child. Or ask the child in your life how they want to celebrate!
Visit nationalchildday.ca for more information.
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