Thank you to Iqaluit
As we celebrate and honour children at home and abroad today on National Child Day, I would like to thank Canadians for their heartfelt and generous support of children worldwide.
National Child Day commemorates the adoption of the Declaration on the Rights of the Child on this day in 1959, and the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1989. On this special day, I applaud and encourage Canadians to continue to be engaged in initiatives to improve the lives of all children. I would like to especially thank the 82 donors in Iqaluit, who are among 218 Nunavut donors and 566,084 Canadian donors supporting children through World Vision Canada.
Your continued support helps to give these children the basic rights and privileges that we are embracing today on National Child Day – the right to be free from exploitation, the right to education, health care and economic opportunity, and most importantly, the right to life in all its fullness.
It is uplifting to know that so many Canadians are doing their part to help children in a world where more than 10.5 million children under the age of five die of hunger and preventable diseases each year. For those children around the globe whose futures are brighter because of your generosity, thank you.
President & CEO, World Vision Canada