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November 20 is National Child Day!

National Child Day is a chance for children, families and communities to join in activities that highlight positive values, children’s rights and participation.  The date marks the occasion when the United Nations adopted the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) What is the Convention on the Rights of the Child? It is an international treaty that recognizes the basic human rights of children and youth. It was adopted by the United Nations (and Canada) on November 20, 1989. Click here for more information about children’s rights

Are you a Play it Fair! organization ?

Getting involved in National Child Day is as simple as 1-2-3!

1. Flip through the National Child Day booklet of activity ideas

The National Child Day booklet features 5 easy and fun ways to celebrate National Child Day, as well as helpful resources to help you to organize this event. Download the booklet here:  National Child Day Booklet

2. Decide which elements of the day your after-school program or school will take part in and start planning.

3. Host your own National Child Day and have fun!

Do you have questions or comments about National Child Day or Play it Fair? Please contact us at pif@equitas.org

How Equitas is celebrating 

Play it Fair! Award

On Nov 20, 2013, Equitas will celebrate National Child Day by giving out its annual Play it Fair! Award to an individual (or team) who has shown leadership and creativity in promoting children’s rights and participation in their community through Play it Fair! For more information about the Play it Fair! award, click here For more information and resources about National Child Day, take a look at Public Health Agency of Canada’s National Child Day page. Click here

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