Third floor, TELUS Harbour (25 York Street), Toronto

The 2019 Sandbox Summit agenda included short plenary talks from our Featured Collaborators, Open Space breakout discussions, One Minute Updates, and plenty of time for informal networking.

Thursday, April 11th, 2019



Registration and breakfast

Land Acknowledgement

Greetings from TELUS - Jennifer Kirner, TELUS Community Affairs

Introduction of the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health (YCRH) host team; overview of the day

Observations about working with and on behalf of children and youth - Irwin Elman, Former Ontario Child Advocate

One Minute Updates Part 1

Remarks from our Founder - Dr. K. Kellie Leitch MP

The View from the Sandbox - Christine Hampson PhD, The Sandbox Project

One Minute Updates Part 2

Authentic Youth Engagement Within the Knowledge Creation Process

Jayne Morrish, Brock University - Brock Healthy Youth Project (BHYP)

Purposeful Partnerships to Advance a Child Health Mandate

Emily Gruenwoldt, Children’s Healthcare Canada

Relationship Building Break


Begin Before Birth to Promote Child Brain Development  

Dr. Kieran O’Donnell, McGill University – Healthy Brains for Healthy Lives

It Takes a Village: The CHILD Cohort Study

Maxwell Tran, University of Toronto/AllerGen NCE



Food for Thought: A National School Food Program in the Federal Budget

Stephanie Segave, Ontario Student Nutrition Program - Southwest Region


Networking Lunch

The 10x Health Booster

Antonio Montes, 10x Health

Announcing the Sandbox Impact Program: Collaboration that Counts

Christine Hampson, The Sandbox Project and Melanie Asselin, the YCRH


Update from the 2019 Young Canadians Roundtable on Health

Parnian Pardis, the YCRH

Advocacy & Awareness: Moving the Dial for Canada's Children

Stephanie Mitton, Children First Canada



Afternoon Break


Advocacy in Action

Jennifer Gerdts, Food Allergy Canada


From Evidence to Influence: Making a Difference for Children in Pain

Dr. Christine Chambers, Dalhousie University - Solutions for Kids in Pain (SKIP)


Sandbox-side chat: When face to face teamwork isn’t an option, how do you use online tools to build and sustain your collaboration?

Zak Bhamani, TELUS Health (Moderator); Marshall Beck, AllerGen NCE; Dr. Christine Chambers, SKIP; Parnian Pardis, the YCRH

Reception - Gallery walk and light refreshments


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