2017 Sandbox Summit
SMW - TELUS House
25 York Street
Thursday, April 6, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
5th floor, TELUS House (25 York Street), Toronto
Over its seven years, we have transformedThe Sandbox Project’s annual stakeholder meeting from a traditional conference format into a more active style of collaborative workshop.
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.
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 Olympian and Sandbox Project Board Director, Martin Reader, who will serve as our MC for the day.
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.
Thank you to TELUS, the AstraZeneca Young Health Program, Yellow Pages Canada and the Mental Health Commission of Canada for their generous support of the 2017 Sandbox Summit.
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