Date: Tuesday, November 20, 2018
Location: TELUS Harbour (25 York Street) Toronto
Time for Youth: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Lunch with Adults: 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Children First Canada is hosting an exciting forum in honour of National Child Day! The event will bring together children and youth with leaders from the business, not-for-profit and government sectors to discuss the urgent need to invest in kids!
During the morning and afternoon workshops, child and youth delegates will take part in lively discussions that will delve into the finding of the recent report, Raising Canada, which has been making headlines across the country. Discussion will also include the Canadian Children's Charter and the most pressing issues for Canada's children.
At lunch, top business, not-for-profit and government leaders are invited to join the youth. During the lunch, table discussions will be led by the youth delegates. Theland Kicknosway, an Indigenous youth advocate from Ottawa, will be giving our keynote address. Then, Lisa LaFlamme, chief anchor for CTV National News, will moderate a panel discussion with two top business leaders, Josh Blair, EVP of TELUS Health, and Rhiannon Traill, CEO of The Economic Club of Canada, along with two of our youth ambassadors.
Children First Canada is inviting children and youth (ages 10-18) to complete the Expression of Interest form. Please note that completing the Expression of Interest does not guarantee attendance at the event. Because space is limited, CFC reserves the right to confirm final registration to ensure fair representation across diverse communities.
There is no cost for a youth to attend the forum. However, Children First Canada is not able to cover the cost of travel and accommodation for youth and chaperones.
Children and youth, CLICK HERE to fill out the google form. Please submit your Expression of Interest form by November 13th.
Children First Canada is inviting adult leaders from broad communities to join the youth at lunch. Purchase a ticket or a table for 4 adults by CLICKING HERE. Every ticket pays for an adult and sponsors one youth delegate for the day.
More information is available at Children First Canada or contact Trish Mongeon, Managing Director.