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The Niagara summit on human development: Stemming the tide -- How public opinion, public policy and business leadership contribu

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The Early Childhood Community Development Centre invites you to join the country's experts to discuss the policies and strategies Canada needs to remain a nation fit for children.<return>

Location

Sheraton Fallsview Hotel and Conference Centre Niagara Falls
Canada
With the second highest rate of child poverty in the industrialized world, and two recent UN citations for our lack of action on children's early learning and care, Canada's reputation for social justice could become part of its history all too soon. Join the country's experts to discuss the policies and strategies Canada needs to remain a nation fit for children.

Preliminary Agenda:

Day 1: The current policy regime: Implications for children, families and employers

A.M.
- Sandra Griffin, Executive Director, Canadian Child Care Federation
- Martha Friendly, Coordinator, Childcare Research and Resource Unit, University of Toronto

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
Nora Spinks, Work-Life Harmony Enterprises, Toronto

P.M.
- Dr. Clyde Hertzman, Director, Human Early Learning Partnership, University of British Columbia
- Dr. Paul Kershaw, CHILD Collaborative Research Initiative, University of British Columbia

POLICY LEADERSHIP DINNER
Nora Spinks, Work-Life Harmony Enterprises, Toronto and RBC Financial Group

EVENING KEYNOTE
Judy Rebick, CBC Political Commentator and Author of "Imagine Democracy"

Day 2: Models that work

A.M.
- Rob Santos, Senior Policy Analyst, Healthy Child Manitoba
- Pam Mussen, Program Manager, Toronto First Duty Project

LUNCHEON KEYNOTE
T.B.A.

P.M.
- Dr. Paul Kershaw, CHILD Collaborative Research Initiative, University of British Columbia
- Laurel Rothman, National Coordinator, Campaign 2000 and Director, Family Service Association of Toronto
Contact name: 
Early Childhood Community Development Centre
Contact email: 
eccdc@eccdc.org
Contact phone: 
905-646-7311
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