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The Sandbox Summit is over for another year! Thank you to everyone who joined us at TELUS Harbour. Please stay tuned for updates and outcomes from this year’s event.

Hosted by The Sandbox Project and the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health, the 2019 Sandbox Summit invited youth, researchers, practitioners, non-profits, corporate Canada, families and policymakers to work collaboratively to improve health outcomes for young people across Canada.

Our 9th annual stakeholder gathering is an opportunity for interactive learning and cross-sector collaboration to solve the most pressing challenges in child and youth health and wellbeing. This year's event featured participant-led sessions that invited individuals and organizations from across Canada to share their own promising practices and opportunities for meaningful co-creation and collaboration.

2019 Theme: Collaboration that Counts

Collaboration is more than playing nicely together in the sandbox. Effective cross-sector collaboration can stretch resources further, generate new insights, allow for authentic knowledge-user engagement, and accelerate improvements in health and wellbeing for Canada’s children and youth. 

But in this continuously transforming field, what are the practical models that bring us together? This year, we took a candid look at the processes that drive successful collaboration across sectors. Participants heard from and interacted with teams who are leading innovative Canadian projects in various stages, and learned about the collaborative mechanisms that are helping them to achieve their goals. Child and youth researchers and advocates; businesspeople; youth and policymakers shared their processes and lessons learned; sought input from the experiences of other participants; and defined the tangible benefits that each of us can gain by working together.


At this year's Summit, participants heard "One Minute Updates" from organizations working across child and youth health and wellbeing in Canada, including:

All of the One Minute Update slides are available for download here

Graphic Recording by Brilliance Mastery

Illustrations created at the 2019 Sandbox Summit in real time by Brittany Datchko of Brilliance Mastery:

For high quality image files, please email us.


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