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MACY Celebrates National Child Day

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Celebrate National Child Day with us from November 15th to 20th!

This week, we are offering lesson plans for Grades 6-12 classrooms and a youth-focused webinar co-hosted by members of our Youth Ambassador Advisory Squad (YAAS!) on Friday at 11 a.m. CST. Register for the webinar here.
What is National Child Day? “In Canada, National Child Day is recognized on November 20th. Also known as World Children’s Day, National Child Day is a special day dedicated to shining a light on the rights of children and youth and ensuring we hear their voices,” says Unicef Canada. “So, why is National Child Day on November 20? On this day in 1959, the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. And on the same day in 1989, the UN General Assembly adopted the Convention on the Rights of the Child.”
Want to download a UNCRC poster? Click here! 


How to Become an Advocate Hackathon – Lesson Plan

A hackathon is a challenge that gathers and challenges people (mostly young people) to invent and create an innovative way to solve a problem. The lesson plan is based on our recent report, The Right to Be Heard. 

The lesson encourages students to: 

-Read the report, 

-Have discussions within their classrooms, 

-Voice their concerns to the community. 

For a copy of the lesson plan and print copies of The Right to be Heard report, email us at 


Webinar Celebrating National Child Day

Join us on November 19, 2021 from 11 am to 12 pm CST. Members of our Youth Ambassador Advisory Squad (YAAS!) will be co-hosting our talk about children’s rights, the UNCRC and MACY’s special report, The Right to Be Heard.

We will discuss how youth can be their own advocates. 

Register your classroom or as an individual:

Update: This webinar is now over. If you’d like to watch the recording, please visit our YouTube page. 

Happy National Child Day!