Every Child Matters

As we officially open the 2021 Vancouver International Children’s Festival we take pause to remember the lives and honour the spirits of the 215 children whose remains were found on the grounds of the Kamloops Residential School on the unceded Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation territories. We show our support by going orange and dedicating this year’s festival to these children, their families and their Nations. Read the full statement.

Let’s get creatively playful!

The Vancouver International Children’s Festival inspires and motivates young minds with professional artistic experience that transforms a child’s understanding of the world around them and what is creatively possible.

We would like to respectfully acknowledge that we work and play on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sə̓lílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.