Join Equitas in Celebrating National Child Day on November 20th!

November 2, 2020

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20th. It is a day to recognize our commitment to protecting the rights of children. We celebrate on this day as it marks the Canadian adoption of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is important because it is an international treaty that recognizes the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of children. It sets out the rights of children with 54 articles that provide us with a road map of what is needed to raise healthy and happy children. A child-friendly version of the Convention is found below, and for more information on the Convention you can visit this website.

Create your own Tree of Children's Rights

To mark this anniversary, Equitas has developed a special children’s activity! This activity is 'Building a Tree of Rights'.

This activity aims to allow children to learn about their rights and to remind community decision makers that children's rights matter. It is designed to take children through a process of firstly learning about what their rights are, then critically thinking about why these rights are important, and lastly to share their learning with community decision makers to act as a reminder that children’s rights matter.

We invite you to join dozens of communities across Canada in celebrating National Child Day by downloading our free activity booklet to guide you through the activity.

Click here to download the Activity Booklet

...and here to download a printable version of the material needed

To find out more about how to do the activity, watch our video!

You need inspiration for your activity ?

To see examples of Trees of Rights created last year take a look at the photos down below. If you'd like more examples, see our photo collection from our blog post from last year by clicking here !