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Fall 2018 BC Child Rights Symposium

Date:   Friday, November 16, 2018

Time:   9 am to 4:30 pm

Cost:   $50.00  (Limited bursaries available. Please see registration form)

Venue:  The Cadboro Commons, University of Victoria

About the symposium:

GlobalChild, in partnership with the Office of the Representative for Children and Youth of BC and Island Health Authority, will be hosting a Child Rights Symposium. The symposium is designed to inform the child rights and early child development stakeholders as well as the public on the lessons learned from the pilot of the Early Child Rights (ECRI) in British Columbia (BC) from 2016 to 2017, which marked the third and final pilot of this tool globally. The symposium is a stakeholder engagement event with the ultimate goal of improving the state of Early Child Development (ECD) in BC. It aims to raise awareness about the status of young children’s rights in BC, increase collaboration between child rights and ECD stakeholders and, ultimately, build the capacity of these stakeholders to promote development and well-being of the young children.

The objectives of the symposium are to:

1)  Inform stakeholders of the findings of the BC Pilot of ECRI;

2)  Bring guest speakers to present the current state of knowledge on the issues outlined in the pilot report to further inform stakeholders; and

3)  Engage the participants in constructive dialogue to discuss priorities for child protection in BC.

Registration:  Registration is now open. To register for the BC Child Rights Symposium, please click on the Register button to download the form, fill it out, and email it to [email protected]

Registration closes September 30, 2018.

Accommodation:  A limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved at the Hotel Grand Pacific for out-of-town registrants. Please contact [email protected] to reserve using our group reservation code.

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