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Celebrate National Child Day

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 in recognition of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.

What is National Child Day?

National Child Day is celebrated in Canada on November 20 in recognition of the UN Declaration on the Rights of the Child and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. It is the perfect time for young Canadians to express themselves and shape their own future.

How to Celebrate National Child Day

Bring your MP to School Day

Building on UNICEF Canada’s historic role in commemorating National Child Day, we facilitate an exciting initiative that connects young people across the country with their elected representatives. Bring Your MP to School Day is a one-hour visit by an MP to a local school in her or his riding to celebrate National Child Day, bringing Parliamentarians to children and youth across the country, because no child is too far to be heard.

It’s an opportunity for Members of Parliament and their youngest constituents to engage in a meaningful discussion and learn from each other. Engaging MPs with children and youth – generally a quarter of the population – helps inform decisions that affect this vulnerable but non-voting population, and advances the civic education of Canada’s youngest citizens.

How to Participate in Bring Your MP to School Day

It’s easy to participate in the Bring Your MP to School Day event!

  1. First, contact a school or your MP and invite them to conduct a visit between Nov 7 - 11.
  2. Then, register your visit with UNICEF Canada.  MPs can do so here, and schools here.
  3. Use the Event Kits below to prepare for your visit.
  4. Enjoy the visit! Students get the chance to speak their minds, while MPs are listening.

See the further instructions and activities available in our Event Kits to plan your meaningful and engaging event!

For more information or assistance please contact UNICEF Canada at policy@unicef.ca, or 416-482-6552 ext. 8848

 

Getting Started with Bring Your MP to School Day

 

Download an Event Kit for Schools

Click Here to download the entire kit, or select from the resources below: