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Cities Fit for Children Conference

November 21 to November 22, 2013

Children Playing Outside

The 2013 Cities Fit for Children Conference is now over. Find below the powerpoint presentations from workshops and keynotes at Cities Fit for Children.


Keynotes


Thursday

Kerry Constabile

Dr. Trevor Hancock

Mayor Dianne Watts


Friday

Early Years – Joanne Schroeder

Middle Years – Maria LeRose

Youth – Annie Smith


Workshops

Thursday

1.1 Building Spaces to Nurture Our Children: Policy and Practice: Presentation

1.5 National Recreation Agenda References to Children and Urban Design: Presentation

2.2 Building Cities Fit for Children? Build in Their Right to Bike! Presentation

2.3 Children’s Play and the Urban Environment: Presentation

3.1 Putting It Into Practice: Lessons from New Zealand: Handout

3.3 Young Women and Civic Engagement: Presentation

3.4 Youth Homelessness: Shifting to Housing First for Youth: Presentation


Friday

5.1 Putting It Into Practice: Lessons from New Zealand: Handout

5.2 Synergy in Supporting Young Children: Revelstoke’s Early Learning Literacy and Health Centre: Presentation

5.4 The Making of Inclusive Communities: What role for Youth as Agents of Change: Presentation

5.5 Youth Vital Signs 2013: Youth-Driven Research Project: Presentation

5.6 Helping Kids Succeed Richmond Style: Presentation

5.7 Growing Children’s Emotional Health: Presentation


Surrey was proud to host the Cities Fit for Children Conference. The Conference will bring together

  • local,
  • municipal, and
  • regional leaders

involved in policy decisions and designing and building safe, healthy communities for children and families, building on the success of the 3 previous provincial forums.

This is a great opportunity to engage with municipalities, non-profits, recreation programmers, social and community planning, early childhood practitioners, youth workers, engineers, and policy makers.

Theme of 2013 Cities Fit for Children Conference

The theme for this year’s conference will be the Rights of the Child, and will include workshops on

  • healthy built environments,
  • programs and services, and
  • meaningful civic engagement.

There will be a keynote panel each day, including Kerry Constabile, an international representative from UNICEF, Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts, and Dr. Trevor Hancock.

Past Cities Fit for Children Forums

Past forums have drawn an interdisciplinary group of participants, including

  • staff from municipalities,
  • non-profits,
  • recreation programmers,
  • social and community planning,
  • ECE practitioners,
  • youth workers,
  • engineers, and
  • policy makers.

The conference organizing committee is excited to draw on a range of excellent individuals, groups and organizations from across British Columbia and beyond to build an exciting and engaging conference program.

Cities Fit for Children Conference

Location: Sheraton Guildford Hotel

Contact:

Category: Community Kids and Family Parks and Environment Recreation and Sport

Town Centre: Guildford