Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

Human Resources and Skills Development Canada

November 19, 2010 11:04 ET

The Honourable Diane Finley Recognizes National Child Day

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Nov. 19, 2010) - On November 20th of each year, Canadians celebrate National Child Day. This day commemorates Canada's ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) that spells out the basic human rights to which children under the age of 18 are entitled.

"Supporting Canadian families and children is a top priority of the Government of Canada", said Minister Finley. "We have invested in programs and remain committed to supporting Canadians families in the choices they make to care for their children."

Strong families are the cornerstones of our communities, and all children deserve the best start possible in life. The Government of Canada has supported strong families by providing assistance to parents through a variety of supports including the Universal Child Care Benefit, the Child Tax Credit, the Child Care Expense Deduction, and the Canada Child Tax Benefit, which includes the National Child Benefit Supplement. 

The Government of Canada values the important contribution that families make to the country's well-being by caring for and raising children and youth. Canadians are invited and encouraged to take time to acknowledge National Child Day. For additional information, visit the National Child Day Web site at

This news release is available in alternative formats on request. 

Contact Information

  • Office of Minister Finley
    Michelle Bakos
    Press Secretary
    Human Resources and Skills Development Canada
    Media Relations Office