There is a great deal of interest among policy-makers and analysts in the concepts of social inclusion and exclusion in Canada. But what do these concepts mean? How do we move from experiences of exclusion to inclusion? What would a national policy agenda and politics based on social inclusion look like? What are the civic dimensions of social inclusion? How does social inclusion complement and strengthen recognition, rights and citizenship? How can we secure the social inclusion of children and families through policies, practices and participation in areas such as labour market, economic security, child development and child care, recreation and public education, and community participation? These questions will be addressed in plenary sessions and in several smaller workshops. Presenters will include several international and national commentators on social inclusion, researchers and authors of social inclusion papers for the Laidlaw Foundation, and other public policy experts/practioners from within and outside of government. Mark your calendars now! Co-sponsored by the Laidlaw Foundation and the Canadian Council on Social Development The conference fee is $275 for early registration or $300 after October 12th. Special registration fee of $175 is available for voluntary sector organizations (or $200 after October 12th). Registration will be limited to 125 people to ensure full participation at plenaries and allow for small workshop settings. Please share this notice with others in your organization who may be interested in attending. Please visit the related website for the preliminary program.
Featuring the work of Health Canada's Centres of Excellence for Children's Well-Being. OPENING ADDRESS: SENATOR LANDON PEARSON Advisor on Children's Rights to the Minister of Foreign Affairs KEYNOTE PRESENTATIONS INCLUDE: JUDITH MAXWELL President of the Canadian Policy Research Networks Adjunct Professor, University of Ottawa Fellow of the School of Policy Studies at Queen's University DANIEL P. KEATING Professor Early Childhood Development and Education, Human Development and Applied Psychology, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto CHERRY KINGSLEY Recipient of the Governor General's Award Child Advocate for Save the Children PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Workshops presented by leading Canadian researchers from the five Centres of Excellence, Health Canada, Human Resources Development Canada and the National Children's Alliance. Topics include: aboriginal issues child abuse child welfare communications community involvement healthy child development intervention literacy mental health National Children's Agenda nutrition poverty special needs teen parents youth-centred programs (French/English translation of plenaries and selected workshops) WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Researchers, policymakers and frontline personnel in health, education, child care and social services BENEFITS: LEARN about current Canadian research and its implications for policy and practice. NETWORK with collegues. DISCOVER new research that lays the groundwork for change. Sponsored by: Canadian Child Care Federation Canadian School Boards Association Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development