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November 20 is National Child Day in Canada. It is also World Children’s Day around the globe and championed by UNICEF to mark the date in 1989 when children’s human rights were recognized with the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC).

In 2019, UNICEF Canada hosted Kids Takeover The Future, our first ever Youth Activism Summit in Toronto, ON to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the CRC.


On November 20 we ask Canadians to help #KidsTakeOver – our chance to hear from kids themselves on the issues and solutions that matter to them. It’s a day for kids, by kids, and everyone can get involved. Download the toolkit below to run your own Kids Takeover!

[Kids Takeover 2018 Summary]