06-10-2016

YMCA Canada is proud to celebrate the 10th annual international Global Dignity Day on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

YMCA Canada is proud to celebrate the 10th annual international Global Dignity Day on Wednesday, October 12, 2016.

As a national partner of Global Dignity Canada, we will join Canadians in celebrating the right to a life that includes:

  • the opportunity to fulfill your potential. This means having a humane level of healthcare, education, income and security;
  • the freedom to make decisions about your life and to be treated with respect with regard to this right.

This year, Global Dignity Day will be celebrated in 60 countries around the world. In Canada, defining dignity in their own words and sharing stories from their own lives will give students ownership of the concept. Global Dignity Canada's hope is that by acknowledging existing inequalities, youth will see that they have the ability to impact and enrich the lives of others through their own actions and choices, thereby promoting awareness and a social consciousness during a key time in their development.

For more information

Visit the Global Dignity Day website or follow on Facebook or Twitter