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Celebrate National Child Day!

November 20, 2022

November 20 is National Child Day, a day to celebrate child rights!

All children in Canada up to the age of 18 have rights, below are only a few examples. All your rights are written in a document called the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child.  Visit National Child Day on Canada.ca to learn more about rights!

Some of the articles are highlighted below.

  • Every child from birth to 18 has these rights. (article 1)
  • You have the right to the best health care possible, safe water to drink, nutritious food, a clean and safe environment, and information to keep you healthy. (article 24)
  • You have the right to play and rest. (article 31)
  • If you are in conflict with the law, you have the right to legal help and fair treatment in the criminal justice system that respects your rights. (article 40)
  • You have the right to a good quality education. You should be encouraged to go to school to the highest level you can. (article 28)
  • You have the right to special education and care if you have a disability, as well as all the rights in this Convention, so that you can live a full life. (article 23)
  • You have the right to give your opinion, and for adults to listen and take it seriously. (article 12)
  • You have the right to choose your own friends and join or set up groups, as long as it isn’t harmful to others. (article 15)
  • You have the right to practice your own culture, language and religion – or any you choose. Minority and indigenous groups need special protection of this right. (article 30)

Download Here https://www.fnel.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/national-child-day-november-20-poster.pdf


November 20, 2022