There are 8 million kids in Canada and they all have something in common – their rights! Celebrated on November 20, National Child Day honours our commitment to upholding the rights of children and youth in Canada.
There is a rising movement of young leaders and changemakers who are standing up for their rights across Canada.
This year, the theme for Children First Canada’s National Child Day event is #8MillionRising. Children and youth make up a quarter of our population and 100% of our future. They are the next generation of business leaders, teachers, doctors, activists and politicians. But they’re not just future leaders – they are leaders right now – in their schools, communities and even at a national level. They are launching climate movements, organizing sit-ins and marches, lobbying government and urging companies to align more closely with their values.
Join us for our National Child Day 2022 event on November 15 at 1 p.m. ET. This online event will kick off a week of celebrations leading up to National Child Day on November 20.
Register now and invite a friend to join you! This is an all-ages event that is suitable for the young and young at heart!
If you are a teacher, sign up your class or school and join us together! Classrooms all across Canada will be tuning in.
Arjun Ram of CBC Kids News will host our event, which features inspiring leaders from across Canada and live entertainment. The event will also include a spotlight on the rights of First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and the important role children and youth play in reconciliation.
Sara Austin, Founder and CEO, Children First Canada
Blessing / Cultural Ceremony:
Elder Claudette Commanda, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, QC, and Chancellor of the University of Ottawa
National Child Day Host:
Arjun Ram, CBC Kids News Contributor
Special National Child Day Greetings:
The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada
The Honourable Marci Ien, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Youth
DJ Lincoln Baio
Jason Wilkins, Illustrator
Jill Schnarr, Chief Communications Officer, TELUS
Keynote & Special Guest:
Carey Newman, Indigenous Artist, Master Carver, Creator of the Witness Blanket
Adelyn Newman-Ting, Indigenous Child Author
Kayla Alexander, Professional basketball player, Olympian and current member of the Canadian Senior Women's National Team
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