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The DDSB will hold its 2016-2017 budget deliberation meetings in three upcoming sessions.  The...
At its Board Meeting of May 16, 2016, The Durham District Board announced the appointment...
Definitely Durham is the Durham District School Board's (DDSB) Hall of Fame, celebrating and...
This year, from June 1-3, 2016, student-athletes will compete on behalf of their school,...

Event Calendar

May 30, 2016 06:00 PM
DDSB Annual Retirement Dinner
May 30, 2016
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
May 31, 2016 - Jun 02, 2016
EQAO Junior Grade 6 Assessment of Reading, Writing and Mathematics
May 31, 2016 - Jun 02, 2016
All Day
Jun 03, 2016 08:00 AM
Elementary schools only.
P.A. Day - Elementary Schools Only
Jun 03, 2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Elementary schools only.
Jun 06, 2016 07:00 PM
Standing Committee Meeting
Jun 06, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Education Centre
Jun 07, 2016 - Jun 09, 2016
Second Semester Students
EQAO Grade 9 Assessment of Mathematics
Jun 07, 2016 - Jun 09, 2016
All Day
Second Semester Students
Jun 09, 2016 06:30 PM
SEAC Meeting
Jun 09, 2016
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
Education Centre
Jun 20, 2016 07:00 PM
Board Meeting
Jun 20, 2016
07:00 PM - 09:30 PM
Education Centre
Jun 29, 2016 08:00 AM
Secondary schools only.
P.A. Day - Secondary Schools only
Jun 29, 2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Secondary schools only.
Jun 30, 2016 08:00 AM
All schools.
P.A. Day - All Schools
Jun 30, 2016
08:00 AM - 04:00 PM
All schools.
Nov 20, 2016 All Day
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the...
National Child Day
Nov 20, 2016
All Day
Holiday
National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year. The date marks the occasion when Canada adopted the  United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC)  , spelling out the basic human rights for children and youth.

National Child Day has been nationally celebrated since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations’ adoption of two documents centered on children’s rights: the United Nations Declaration of Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations  Convention on the Rights of the Childon November 20, 1989.

The overall objectives of National Child Day are to pay tribute to Canada’s commitment to children outlined in the Convention and  A Canada Fit for Children; promote children’s initiatives across the country; and encourage child-related organizations to raise awareness of child rights.
We celebrate the success the Government of Canada’s initiatives have in making a real difference in the lives of our children and families. Through initiatives such as the Universal Child Care Plan, the Child Fitness Tax Credit and improving access to health care for children, the Government of Canada continues to demonstrate its commitment to working as effectively and efficiently as possible to produce real results to support families in their efforts to ensure all children have the opportunity to grow up healthy and reach their full potential.

The Government of Canada remains committed to supporting children and their families. The Government will continue to advance policies and programs that support parents and children and take their best interests into account. This work will be undertaken directly as well as with partners, including the provinces and territories, civil society, Aboriginal communities and organizations, and international organizations. Knowledge gained through lessons learned, best practices, research and tools will guide the continuous improvement towards ensuring children have the best start in life, no matter where they live. We will continue to strengthen our efforts to ensure the well-being, healthy development, protection and participation of children and youth.

Take time on November 20th to celebrate National Child Day.