National Child Day acknowledges the rights of all children across the country and celebrates the adoption of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) by the UN on Nov. 20, 1989. As a rights-based Office, the articles outlined in the UNCRC are the foundations upon which our work is built. Children and youth in care, especially First Nations, Métis, Inuit and Urban Indigenous children and youth, have fundamental rights that must be protected. These rights are crucial throughout the formative years and through the transition to adulthood.
NOVEMBER 19, 2021