National Speaker Series - Calgary
Apr
5
11:45 AM11:45

National Speaker Series - Calgary

Canada’s 150th anniversary provides us with an opportunity reflect on progress made towards advancing the wellbeing of children, and to consider Alberta’s role in providing a strong public policy framework for our youngest citizens.  As the only province in Canada to hold a Children’s Charter and Children First legislation, Alberta can play a leadership role to inspire all provinces and our federal government to act in the best interests of children. The provincial government’s most recent efforts on this front are commendable, including commitments to support children including the school nutrition pilot program and a $25/day child care program to support families. 

After Children First's initial 2016 launch on the EC platform in Toronto, we are proud to bring this important discussion to Calgary. Join Sara L. Austin, Founder, President and CEO of Children First Canada alongside Danielle Larivee, Minister of Children's Services, and Bonnie Johnston, CEO at Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. This discussion will be moderated by Tara Nelson, Executive and Host of CTV Calgary 6pm News.

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National Speaker Series - Ottawa
Feb
23
11:30 AM11:30

National Speaker Series - Ottawa

The kids are not alright: the urgent need for a national dialogue to invest in the wellbeing of Canada’s children

Canada is the 5th most prosperous nation in the world, but Canadian kids aren’t reaping the benefits. We rank 17th globally for the wellbeing of children, and drop to 27th place for child health and safety. We can and must do better: Canada’s future depends on it.

After Children First's initial 2016 launch on the EC platform in Toronto, we are proud to bring this important discussion to Ottawa. Join Sara L. Austin, Founder and CEO of Children First Canada alongside a panel of industry experts with the Globe and Mail’s André Picard as moderator.

 

 

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