Society for Children and Youth of BC's Annual General Meeting

When: May 17, 2012, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Where: Peggy Gunn Woodland Halls, Van Dusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC

The Society for Children and Youth (SCY) of BC's Annual General Meeting will explore emerging issues in children's rights, showcase accomplishments in the past year, and share successes with the many organizations and individuals who have contributed to SCY.

Through interactive discussion, this event will explore diversity and multi-culturalism in Canada and SCY’s commitments with the UN Convention of Rights of the Child. Does our cultural diversity in Canada conflict in any way with our adherence with the UN Convention of Rights of the Child? Who should ultimately oversee the “best interests of the child” the family or the government? Should religious or cultural tenets take precedent over the Rights of the Child? And to what extent should government’s role be in “assisting families in fulfilling their essential role as nurturers of children”? Instead of a single answer can there be a multitude of answers to the question, what is in the best interest of the child?

Admission is free, with a suggested donation of $10.

Registration for this event is highly recommended.