November 20 is National Child Day. Since 1993, this national day has been celebrated across Canada to recognize the United Nations’ adoption of two documents on the rights of children: the
Declaration on the Rights of the Child, signed November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.
It is crucial that Canadians have access to current, reliable data on the social and economic conditions of Canadian children and youth. That is why Statistics Canada regularly publishes high-quality statistics on key topics such as education, youth health and household income.
In addition, Statistics Canada quickly adapts to events that arise in society, as was the case during the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, we developed a number of tools to measure the impact of the pandemic on children and youth, as well as on other vulnerable population groups.
On this National Child Day, take a look at the various articles, reports and other releases on children and youth, including:
• Information on the impacts of COVID-19 on children, youth and their families
• Children and Youth Statistics portal
• Education, training and learning Statistics portal