2017 Sandbox Summit

Thursday, April 6

5th floor, TELUS HousE (25 York Street), Toronto

Please note: we have changed locations at TELUS House. We will be on the 5th floor.  

Over its seven years, we have transformed The Sandbox Project’s annual stakeholder meeting from a traditional conference format into a more active style of collaborative workshop.

On April 6th, the newly renamed Sandbox Summit will bring together stakeholders from all corners of Canadian child and youth health and wellbeing including researchers, practitioners, policy makers, charities, corporate Canada, families and young people. Together, we will identify our sector’s most pressing challenges and find new and innovative ways to improve health and wellbeing outcomes for Canada’s young people.

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about the 2017 summit

The Sandbox Project is proud to partner with the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts (CYCC) Network for our most interactive event yet.  Wisdom2Action (W2A) is an event format designed by the CYCC Network to facilitate cross-sectoral knowledge sharing and connection building across the child and youth serving sector.

The W2A approach provides a unique opportunity for participants to meet face to face, share practice-based evidence, evidence-based knowledge, and local knowledge and build lasting connections. Part of the day will be devoted to breaking into Open Space – a small group discussion format. At this time, we’ll be inviting participants to host a conversation on a topic of their choice, or to share their own promising practice, lessons learned, or challenges we can overcome together. No PowerPoints necessary!

We are happy to be joined once again by Canadian beach volleyball Olympian and Sandbox Project Board Director, Martin Readerwho will serve as our MC for the day.

In addition to updates from The Sandbox Project's cross-sector leadership, the morning plenary will feature 1-Minute Updates. If your organization would like to share a milestone, make an announcement, or present an idea or challenge to fellow participants, please contact us for more information. 

 


2017 THEME: FAIRNESS FOR CHILDREN

UNICEF’s latest Report Card, Fairness for Children, found that Canada is one of the most unequal societies for children and youth, ranking 26th of 35 affluent nations.  Inequality limits the potential of children broadly – not only those who fall farthest behind. If we close the inequality gaps between children in the middle and those at the bottom, overall child well-being should improve for all of Canada’s kids. Each of us has experience and insight to share as we work toward closing the inequality gaps – from the community level through to the federal level. 

Our lunchtime discussion will provide a unique opportunity to inform current research on the state of child and youth health and wellbeing in Canada. We will use design thinking techniques to generate ideas and explore trends that will help shape the Canadian Index of Child and Youth Wellbeing led by UNICEF Canada.  


Announcing our Lunch Sponsor! 

Real Food for Real Kids will be providing lunch at the Sandbox Summit and we couldn't be more excited! 

Real Food for Real Kids (RFRK) is a leading healthy catering company for child care centres, elementary schools and camps. RFRK proudly serves nutritious meals and snacks to over 15,000 children throughout the Greater Toronto Area every day.  Learn more


2017 sandbox summit sponsors


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2017 Sandbox Summit

Thursday, April 6

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

TELUS House, 5th floor (25 York Street), Toronto

Register below or click here.

For more information, please contact us

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