On November 20 we celebrate National Child Day. This day was established in recognition of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child of November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989. In ratifying this decision, Canada promised children the right to be free of harm and to live and grow to their full potential.
Celebrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making.
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