Did you know...November 20th is National Child Day?

 What is National Child Day?

National Child Day is celebrated on November 20th each year.  National Child Day has been celebrated across Canada since 1993 to commemorate the United Nations' adoption of two documents centered on children's rights: the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1959, and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child on November 20, 1989.

By ratifying the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1991, Canada made a commitment to ensure that all children are treated with dignity and respect. This commitment includes the opportunity for children to have a voice, be protected from harm and be provided with their basic needs and every opportunity to reach their full potential.

Celebrating National Child Day is about celebrating children as active participants in their own lives and in communities, as active citizens who can and should meaningfully contribute to decision-making.

What can you do to celebrate National Child Day?

Take time to celebrate children's rights on National Child Day and throughout the year!

This website provides information and resources about National Child Day and the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child to help promote awareness of children's rights and ways to celebrate National Child Day.

 

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Family Fun Carnival

An amazing day of fun filled carnival activities for the entire family to enjoy!

Kids' Night: Christmas at the Museum

Celebrate Christmas at the Fort St. John North Peace Museum with the forest animals in Karma Wilson’s story Bear Stays Up for Christmas. Make Christmas crafts based on the story such as a bear ornament, paper stocking, and a friendship star quilt block collage. Find and match snowy animal...

NPSS Presents: Grease!

Come join Danny, Sandy, the TBirds and the Pink Ladies as they dance through their 50's highschool experience! Nov 29, 30, Dec 4, 5, & 6 Show times are 7:00 Tickets available at the NPCC box office or online:http://npcc.bc.ca/tickets/upcoming-events/nov-29-30-dec-5-7-npss-presents-grease/

Annual Old Fashioned Christmas Tea

Kick off your Christmas festivities at the museum’s annual old-fashioned Christmas Tea. The museum will be all decked out for Christmas. $8.00 gets you admission to the museum and a selection of fabulous baked goodies, sandwiches, tea, and coffee.This is the perfect time to catch up with friends...

Carnival of Hope - FSJ Cancer Support Networks

Details TBA Visit the Fort St. John Cancer Support Circle on Facebook for up to date info!

Car Seat Clinic

We are a group of locally trained Child Passenger Safety Educators (CPSEs) in Fort St John, available to help you learn how to use and install your car seat correctly in a friendly, judgement free atmosphere.

My Special Time With Santa

A chance for persons young and old with disabilities including anxiety, blindness, autism, or any other condition that makes it impossible for them to meet Santa in a warm setting, your receive a photo and treat and there is no limit to the time you spend with Santa.

La Leche League Meeting

La Leche League Canada - Bring your breastfeeding questions and concerns, talk about your joys and challenges! 3rd Monday of each month.  

Monthly Parenting Seminar

The Peace Positive Parenting Initiative aims to bring support to the parents in the North Peace area through offering free monthly parenting seminars on various challenges that impact children and parents.January 15, 2020:The topic is: Caring for Yourself While Caring for Others: How Empathy and...

Community Sponsor

The Family Friendly website is brought to you by the generous support of sponsors like you!

Family Friendly Coalition

The Family Friendly Coalition is an Early Childhood Development Initiative dedicated to providing all children with a good start in life. It helps ensure that children ages 0-6 develop the emotional, social, cognitiive and physical skills they need as they enter school. Our committee is a community based partnership made up of Not for Profits, that meet once a month. Our vision is connect families to their neighbourhood, so they can build relationships and create a network in which will support their children. We are funded by Success by 6 and Children First Initiatives.

Fort St John

Welcome to Family Friendly Fort St John. The purpose of this website is to connect your family to the neighbourhood and make you feel welcome. The Spotlight section highlights upcoming events around town. The Directory lists local Service Providers if you're looking for a service/program. The Calendar gives you a breakdown of the week so you can plan activities for your family at a glance! The Training Calendar is a resource for upcoming workshops/training.