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Cities Fit For Children 2013

Holland Park in Surrey BC.

Surrey is proud to host Cities Fit For Children 2013

November 21 to 22, 2013 and pre-conference event November 20.


Thank You Cities Fit For Children 2013 Attendees

The Cities Fit for Children Provincial Summit included over 300 delegates from various sectors – recreation professionals, municipal staff, provincial leaders, non-profits and service agencies, social and community planners, public health and education. The conference goals were:

  • to affirm important leadership role for BC municipalities in promoting healthy child development
  • to increase the awareness of the critical importance of the early years
  • to showcase leadership and innovation of BC municipalities in promoting child development
  • to increase the strategies and tools available to municipalities to take actions to promote child development

This year's conference was themed around Child Rights because a rights based lens is an important tool for advocating for children and youth. 3 key areas were examined:

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

Bookmark this page for conference proceedings which will be uploaded in the next few weeks. Attendees are also asked to check their email for the online conference evaluation. Your feedback will help shape future Cities Fit For Children summits.

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Children in Surrey BC.

Welcome Message & Theme

Read about the theme for the Cities Fit For Children 2013 summit being held in Surrey.

Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel.

Registration & Accommodation

Register and find accommodations for Cities Fit For Children 2013.

Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts giving speech.

Keynote Speakers

Learn about the keynote speakers for Surrey's Cities Fit For Children 2013.

Man and woman listening intently in a business meeting.

Agenda & Workshops

Explore the workshop schedule for Cities Fit For Children 2013.

Family walking in Surrey.

Pre-Conference Event

Come hear from three renowned experts about the 5 positive human qualities we can teach our children.

Aerial view of City Centre

Venue & Contact Information

Contact Cities Fit For Children 2013 and get directions to the venue in Surrey.

Child walking up slide in Surrey.


See the sponsors for Cities Fit For Children 2013.