National Child Day
Every year, to celebrate National Child Day, children from across the National Capital Region fill the Senate Chamber for a morning of inspiration and entertainment. The annual event recognizes the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child by the United Nations General Assembly on November 20, 1989.
Canada ratified the convention on December 13, 1991, and, in doing so, made a commitment to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect. This commitment includes that they be given the opportunity to have a voice, be protected from harm and provided with their basic needs, and have every opportunity to reach their full potential.