It's National Child Day! Time for Kids To Take Over!

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Today is the day! Today we recognize the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of a Child and children and youth children and youth across the country are taking over positions of influence to ensure their voices and viewpoints are heard.  

Children have a right to be heard and today we make sure that comes true. 

Click here to download the toolkit that includes how you can support Kids Takeover!
Get Social! Make sure to follow the conversation with #KTO2018. Follow us @oneyouth for resources and messaging. 

Because if we get this right, every day will be National Child Day. ‚Äč

Going Blue!

This year we asked some national attractions to turn their lights blue to support child and youth rights for National Child Day. If you are around any of these attractions, make sure to snap a pic and send it to us by clicking here or post it on a social network using the hashtag #KTO2018. 
  • Toronto City Hall
  • Queen’s Lantern at Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa
  • The Peace Bridge, Fort Erie
  • Niagara Falls (starting at 10:00)
  • The CN Tower, Toronto
  • Calgary Tower
  • High Level Peace Bridge, Edmonton
  • BC Place Stadium, Vancouver
  • Convention Centre, Vancouver
  • Civic Plaza, Surrey
  • Ripley’s Aquarium 
Follow us online @oneyouthcanada for the latest updates! 

Lately we have received an influx of requests for Convention of the Rights of the Child posters in child friendly language. We are thrilled that so many are interested!

The poster is available here for download. Please contact us if you would like a printed poster mailed to you or your organization for a nominal fee. Posters are available in English, French and some first nation languages. 

November 28: Canadian Index of Child and Youth Well-Being Launch

We are proud to be launching the beta prototype of our Index of Child and Youth Well-Being. This index will use a holistic, interconnected set of dimensions from the perspective of children and youth. More information on the beta index will be coming soon.

Join us for the Youth-Centred Design Toolkit Training

UNICEF Canada would like to invite you to explore and test our new Youth-Centred Design (YCD) Toolkit.

Date: Wednesday, December 5th, 2018
Time: 9:00am-5:00pm
Location: UNICEF Canada office, 2200 Yonge St., uite 1100, Toronto, Ontario

UNICEF Canada and Overlap have developed a toolkit to support children, youth and caring adults in using human-centred design to work through some of the complex problems they experience, in a way that empowers children and youth to shape their own futures.

If you’re interested in learning more about human-centred design, and helping us test the YCD Toolkit, please take a moment to sign up on EventBrite by Wednesday, November 28th by clicking through the link below:

Click here to register


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