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International Day of Education

January 24, 2023

January 24, 2023 marks the 5th annual International Day of Education, a day started to recognize the importance of education and the role it plays in healthy and sustainable development. Education is one of the most important building blocks for a child’s development, and the International Day of Education is a day to raise awareness for the barriers around the world that obstruct children from obtaining the education they deserve. In Canada, those facing barriers with regards to their education are often experiencing multiple vulnerabilities within their contexts. The CTRC would like to use the International Day of Education as an opportunity to raise awareness for these barriers and understand the importance of a supportive and healthy education.

Below is a children’s book that can support many children’s and families’ experiences:

Sumi’s First Day of School Ever

Visit the United Nations’ page to learn more about this day

This website is for educational purposes. If the situation is urgent, please call 911, or your local emergency services providers.