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Making BC’s young children and families a priority: A call to action

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Event date: 
28 Jan 2016 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Making BC’s young children and families a priority: A call to action

Thursday, January 28, 2016 | 6:30pm - 8:30pm
The Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC

This interactive session will provide an overview of the scale and scope of socio-economic realities and how to make young children and families a public policy and investment priority in BC.

Speakers

Lynell Anderson
As an experienced Certified General Accountant, Lynell Anderson analyzes and utilizes financial information to promote public accountability, engage communities and advocate for evidence-informed change. Her research and advocacy activities focus on public policies that advance the rights of children, women and families. Lynell played a leadership role in the development of the Generation Squeeze Campaign while employed by UBC. Now working as an independent consultant, she contributes her financial expertise to that Campaign's specialized program of inter-generational research.

Adrienne Montani
Adrienne Montani is the Provincial Coordinator for First Call: BC Child and Youth Advocacy Coalition. She has served as the Child and Youth Advocate for the City of Vancouver and as a trustee and Chairperson of the Vancouver School Board. Her work over 35 years, mostly in the non-profit sector, has focused on women's and children's rights, cross-cultural awareness and racism and the impacts of social exclusion on children and youth due to poverty and inequality.

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