Perspectives on Care: Growing Up in Alternative Care in Canada and Abroad

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Thu / June 06 / 2019

Join us on June 6, 2019, at the Women Deliver Canada Pavilion for a dynamic discussion on the situation facing young women as they transition out of alternative care in Canada and around the world.

Hear from leading national and international child protection practitioners, as well as a panel of youth advocates who will speak to their own lived experience having grown up in alternative care in Canada and Burundi. The panel discussion will be facilitated by Kistie Singh, Director of Programs and Services for SOS Children’s Village British Columbia, and will explore the gender equality challenges facing adolescent girls and young women as they transition out of care.

The Canada Pavilion, hosted by CanWaCH and Women Deliver 2019 Mobilization Canada, is less than a 10-minute walk from the Vancouver Convention Centre. The Canada Pavilion at Steamworks Brewpub will be the go-to spot for Canadian events.

Event Itinerary

10:30 AM – Registration and Coffee

10:40 AM – Welcome and Introductory Remarks by Thomas Bauer, President and CEO of SOS Children’s Villages Canada

10:45 AM – Framing the Discussion: The Global Situation Facing Children without Parental Care by Olive Lumonya, National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Uganda, and Kistie Singh, Director of Programing for SOS Children’s Villages British Columbia

11:00 AM – Panel Discussion & Question and Answer moderated by Kistie Singh, Director of Programing for SOS Children’s Villages British Columbia

11:25 AM – Closing Remarks by Kistie Singh, Director of Programing for SOS Children’s Villages British Columbia

Date and Time

Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Location

The Canada Pavilion at Steamworks Brewpub
375 Water Street
Vancouver, BC 
V6B 5C6

Tickets

Attendance is free. Limited seats available – RSVP is required. 
Please reserve your tickets at HERE if you would like to attend.

Event Partners

For Additional Information, Please Contact:

Rebecca Leikin
Coordinator, Special Events 
Tel: 1.800.767.5111 ext. 539 
Email: [email protected]

 

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