Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 12:15 PM

#GoBlue for National Child Day

Every child has rights poster
On November 20th,1989 the United Nations adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child and in 1993 Canada designated November 20 as National Child Day, to celebrate the rights of children across the country. 
It is a special day to celebrate the rights of children everywhere; to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect; and to help children live happy, healthy lives; and to ensure they reach their full potential.
This year the City of St. John’s with their partners Eastern Health, Newfoundland and Labrador Public Libraries and War Amps are unable to host the usual events such as Move It and the Meet the Mayor Contest due to COVID-19. We will, however, continue to celebrate and bring awareness to the rights of children virtually through ‘At Home’ resources and by sharing the City of St. John’s National Child Day video.
National Child Day is about basic rights. Every child has rights:
  • Right to protection and safety.
  • Right to belong
  • Right to your opinion
  • Right to privacy
  • Right to access information
  • Right to choose friends
  • Right to be part of a family
  • Right to refuge
  • Right to special education
  • Right to health care, clean water, and nutritious food
  • Right to basic needs 
  • Right to quality education
  • Right to develop talents and abilities
  • Right to practice cultures, language, and religion.
  • Right to play
On November 20, wear blue to bring awareness of children’s rights. 

​Our Recreation staff have also prepared activities you can do at home. For more information, activities, and toolkits on National Child Day for all ages, please visit: 

Many of the City of St. John’s partner organizations for National Child Day, offer activities and resources for children and families

Health Promotion Division, Eastern Health:

Check the links below to explore resources related to healthy eating for children, youth, and families. (Right to health care, clean water, and nutritious food).
War Amps:
Click the Play Safe link access an activity booklet with safety related games for kids, colouring pages and the "Spot the Danger" poster. For more information, visit War Amps – Play Safe.
Newfoundland and Labrador Public Library:
NL Public library has a wealth of books, materials, and digital resources at your fingertips for all ages, especially families who wish to read, discover, and explore. Check out the You Tube channel for interactive activities and stories. (Right to quality education and access to information).