The Sandbox Project to Host 5th Annual Conference

Media Advisory

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2015 - A national conference organized by The Sandbox Project will bring together leading experts and advocates in child and youth health from across Canada on Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 in Toronto.

The keynote speaker at the conference will be the Founder of The Sandbox Project, the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women.

The conference comes as The Sandbox Project prepares to launch several collaborative initiatives including the second phase of the Sandbox Project Mental Health Initiative, a digital mental health platform that helps The Sandbox Project to fulfill its mandate of making Canada the healthiest place in the world for young people to grow up.

Following updates, conference participants will work in multi-disciplinary teams on "Sandbox Hacks" to create innovative solutions to challenges in child and youth health.  

Details of the conference are as follows:

What: The Sandbox Project 5th Annual National Conference and Workshop

When: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

  • 9:30 a.m. Founder's Update by the Honourable Dr. K. Kellie Leitch, Minister of Labour and Minister of Status of Women
  • 11:00 a.m. Working Group updates (Environment, Growing Healthy Bodies,Injury Prevention, Mental Health and the Young Canadians Roundtable on Health)

Where: TELUS House, Third Floor, Room 31 – 25 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2V5

Members of the media are invited to interview presenters and organizers from The Sandbox Project. Further information and a full agenda for the conference can be found at

Follow the conference on Twitter at #Sandbox2015.

For further information, please email Mary-Ellen Rayner at