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

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Free

Join us on June 6, 2019, at the 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 Villages 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 the Women Deliver Mobilization Canada, is less than a 10-minute walk from the conference. 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 Programs and Services for SOS Children’s Villages British Columbia

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

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

Venue

Canada Pavilion
375 Water Street
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 5C6
Website:
https://www.canwach.ca/event/canada-pavilion

Organizer

SOS Children’s Villages Canada
Phone:
1-800-767-5111
Email:
info@soschildrensvillages.ca
Website:
www.soschildrensvillages.ca