CCCF is proud to promote and support a world fit for children. Since 1999, we have been promoting children’s rights and working in partnerships with leading children’s rights organizations and individuals like the Honourable Senator Landon Pearson, to develop resources for practitioners and parents.
One way we promote children’s rights awareness is by celebrating National Child Day. The day was proclaimed by the Government of Canada on March 19th, 1993 to commemorate two historic events for children: the adoption of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of the Child in 1959, and the UN adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC) in 1989.
- I Have the Right to Play!
- Supporting Children to Learn through Play
- Children’s Rights in Practice Learning Kit
Excellent for workshops, presentations, parent discussion groups or staff meetings. This innovative kit includes a research paper, a facilitator’s guide and presentation tools.
CCCF Resource Sheets
- Celebrate National Child Day
One page resource gives background about the origins of National Child Day and offers ideas on how to celebrate this special day with children.
- Respecting Children’s Rights at Home
Two-page resource helps parents understand children’s rights and offers activities that help children deepen their understanding of their rights.
- Respecting Children’s Rights in Practice
Two-page resource helps people who care for children understand children’s rights and offers activities and resources that help children deepen their understanding of their rights.
- The Child’s Rights in a Preschool Setting
- Celebrate National Child Day – November 20th
- Supporting and Encouraging Children’s Right to be Heard
- To Speak, Participate and Decide — The Child’s Right to Be Heard [Interaction article]
- National Child Day Posters
- “I have the right to be active!”
- “I have the right to be heard!”
- “I have the right to play!”
- Rights in Child Friendly Language
Additional Resources on Children’s Rights
CCCF also supports many children’s rights initiatives developed by partner organizations. See links below for additional information.
The Landon Pearson Resource Centre for the Study of Childhood and Children’s Rights
Landon Pearson Centre facilitates the development of initiatives and projects dedicated to the advancement and betterment of the lives of children. It acts as a gateway for the engagement of people of all ages, who share the common love for children’s rights.
Child Care Advocacy Association of Canada.
CHILD CARE IS A RIGHT campaign. In partnership with the CCCABC (Coalition of Child Care Advocates of BC), the CCAAC is proud to announce our new project (2010) “Child Care is a Right”. The child care movement began as a central issue of the women’s rights movement so it’s natural that we would return to our roots and begin to explore child care from a women’s, children and family rights position. For more information, visit: www.ccaac.ca
The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC)
The Canadian Coalition for the Rights of Children (CCRC) released a comprehensive analysis of Canada’s compliance with the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. Right in Principle, Right in Practice — Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Children in Canada.
For more information, visit: http://rightsofchildren.ca
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child @ 20 (2009) Article by Lisa Wolff of UNICEF Canada
Remarks from the Opening Session of the World Forum on Early Care and Education (2009)
Government of Canada
A National Children’s Commissioner for Canada
Marc Garneau announces his first Private Member’s Bill: A National Children’s Commissioner for Canada (June 2009)
The Public Health Agency of Canada Celebrates National Child Day http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/