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November 20 is National Child Day in Canada. It is also World Children’s Day, 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).

Last year we brought 100 young activists together to celebrate National Child Day.  This year, due to COVID-19, we’re asking them to #StayInToSpeakOut.

This year, UNICEF Canada partnered with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Canada, Equitas, First Nations Child and Family Caring Society, International Institute for Child Rights and Development, and The Students Commission of Canada on a series of virtual Stay In to Speak Out sessions to celebrate National Child Day and defend the right to a childhood.

STAY IN TO SPEAK OUT SESSIONS

For months, young people gathered to speak out on how COVID-19 has impacted them and their ideas on how to take back the future and recover from the pandemic together.

READ YOUNG PEOPLE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A BETTER FUTURE

On November 20, UNICEF Canada will host Take Back The Future: Youth Activism Summit, a virtual showcase hosted by youth leaders who participated in our Stay In to Speak Out sessions. 

Young people will speak out about their experiences with COVID-19 and share their ideas to reimagine the post-pandemic future for young people in Canada.

Their presentations will be followed by discussions with decision-makers who will reflect on how we can all reimagine and recover from the pandemic together. 

Join us to reimagine a future where kids takeover! 

SHARE YOUNG PEOPLE’S RECOMMENDATIONS FOR A BETTER FUTURE WITH DECISION-MAKERS

KIDS TAKEOVER

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!