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Bring Your Child to Work Day has been cancelled for 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak

The Office of the Ombudsman for Children has coordinated the planning of the Bring Your Child to Work Day in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland, the Central Union for Child Welfare and labour market organisations for the last four years. The growing popularity of the day has surprised us year after year. Already, hundreds – if not thousands – of workplaces have opened their doors to the children of their employees.

Every year, planning for the campaign day has started in the early spring. This spring, however, we find ourselves in a situation that no-one could have expected. This year, many families with children will face unemployment and lay-offs and are currently under enormous pressure. This has led to the fact that, in 2020, we will unfortunately not be carrying out the Bring Your Child to Work Day and related campaigning as planned.

We will continue working on measures to reconcile family and working life as the situation improves. At the same time, the intervening year gives us the opportunity to further develop the Bring Your Child to Work Day as well as this website. We believe that new circumstances also create new, creative solutions.

We thank you for your understanding in this exceptional situation,

17.4.2020

The Office of the Ombudsman for Children