Surrey, BC to host 2013 Cities Fit For Children Conference
November 21-22 (Pre-conference Nov. 20) This year's Cities Fit for Children conference will focus on the Rights of the Child. It will provide participants with the practical tools, successful examples, research, and perspectives from our children and youth.
The conference will bring together local, regional and jprjovincial leaders involved in policy decisions, to design and buid heathy and safe communitities for children, youth and families. The summit offers an opportunity to engage with an interdisciplinary group. Participants include municipal staff, provincial leaders, non-profits and service agencies, recreation professionals, social and community planners, and ECE practitioners and youth workers.
Keynote speakers include Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, Kerry Constabile of Unicef, and Trevor Hancock, member of the Board of the Child and Nature Alliance. Workshops will focus on: Healthy Built Environments; Programs and Services and; Meaningful Civic Engagement.
Pre-Conference event is open to parents, grandparents and the community. The theme of this event is "Thriving Children - Start by nurturing the Heart, Insights from the Dalai Lama Centre". Wednesday, November 20 from 5-7pm.
Check the Cities Fit for Children 2013 website for more details
Posted:Nov. 15, 2013, 11 a.m.