Urgency Around Permanency National Summit
Exploring Best Practices
(to find permanent families for vulnerable Canadian children and youth with disAbilities)
November 4 - 5, 2015
The Adoption Council of Canada (ACC) cordially invites you to join us at the Urgency Around Permanency Summit: Exploring Best Practices. We need your unique perspective as we discuss why tens of thousands of children and youth remain in foster and group care across Canada, and what we can do to ensure they do not age out of care into homelessness, without permanent families.
This year, due to popular demand, the Summit is a two-day event on Wednesday, November 4th and Thursday, November 5th, 2015. Our second Summit will once again bring together Canada's child welfare community. We are inviting you to share your best practices that have resulted in finding permanent families (including kinship care, customary care, legal guardianship, and adoption) for all our children and youth.
Peer presentations will highlight initiatives that work in securing life-long, permanent connections for children and youth in government care, particularly those with visible and invisible disabilities.
On the agenda:
- Prominent Speakers
Keynote: The Honourable Bob Rae
Ontario's 21st Premier and former interim leader, Liberal
Party of Canada. A lawyer, mediator, author and speaker,
Bob is focusing on Aboriginal and
Keynote: "Songs & Stories" by Susan Aglukark
"Susan Aglukark is truly one of Canada's most significant
cultural treasures. Apart from being a beautiful singer and
powerful songwriter, she provides a significant view to
the culture of our northern communities." - Deane Cameron
Launch the ACC's Best Practices Guidebook and Training
- Exploring permanency for Aboriginal children and youth
- A Youth Speak Out panel will share youth perspectives about being in care and aging out of care
- Networking opportunities to learn from colleagues
- Ways to make permanency a priority in every province/territory
- Dismantling barriers to permanency for children and youth in the child welfare system
- Much more to come
Our FULL AGENDA is now available.
Wednesday November 4th and Thursday November 5th, 2015
Hilton Garden Inn, Ottawa Airport
2400 Alert Road, Ottawa, Ontario K1V 1S1
Please register with the password summit2015 by October 30th, 2015.
A limited number of spaces are available, and a waiting list will be created when registration is full.
Click here to REGISTER now
Early Bird Registration* (until August 31, 2015) $75
Summit Registration* (September 1 until November 2, 2015) $125
* Breakfast, lunch and snacks included in registration
Accommodations at the Hilton Garden Inn Ottawa Airport in are being held for our guests at a preferred rate ($159 + taxes) from July 21, 2015 until Friday October 2nd, 2015.
To make a HOTEL RESERVATION, use this link or call the hotel directly at 1-613-288-9001 and ask for group code ACCAN.
We look forward to having you join us for this important event.
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Adoption Council of Canada
Based in Ottawa, the Adoption Council of Canada is a national non-profit organization that strives to inform, educate and provide Canadians with resources about adoption issues in Canada.
The scope of the ACC not only addresses the needs of children in care, waiting to be adopted, but also those of older adoptees, birthfamilies and adoptive families.
The Adoption Council of Canada is sensitive to, and respects, the perspectives of all members of the adoption constellation.