Changing the Future for Aboriginal Children

A One-Day Conference on Learning from the Past to Create a Better Future

Cindy Blackstock, executive director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, will be the keynote speaker at a day-long conference, Changing the Future for Aboriginal Children: Learning from the past to create a better future.  Ms. Blackstock’s presentation and the following panel discussions take place at the University of Guelph on April 29, 2011.

Ms. Blackstock spent over a decade as a child protection worker before moving on to address the factors that place children at risk (poverty, poor housing, mental health etc).  The Caring Society where she now works conducts research to identify the issues and take action to address them, including policy development and advocacy.

The conference is free for students community members, with a $25 charge for professionals (cheques payable to F&CS Guelph Wellington).  Lunch is included. 

RSVP by April 15, 2011 to changingthefutureconference@gmail.com.

For a copy of the poster click here.

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