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Towards 2020: Canada’s Commitment to Children and Youth

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In April 2009 community, business and political leaders from across Canada will gather in Ottawa for Towards 2020: Canada's Commitment to Children & Youth--an important national conference.

Towards 2020 is a bold and perhaps unprecedented event that will bring over 500 delegates and 40 speakers to Ottawa to participate in a ground breaking event that will consider the critical issues and opportunities that potentially impact on young people as we move towards the year 2020 and beyond!

The conference will also examine our collective roles and responsibilities as parents, communities, corporations and governments, and challenge all of us to shape a vision of the future that protects and improves the lives of our children.

Towards 2020 is designed to involve participants in the creation of an action plan or blueprint for improving the way we work with, and for Canada's children and youth.

The conference will attract Canadian professionals from all of the primary constituencies working with children and youth.  These include health care workers/practitioners, educators and school/college administrators, social and community service workers and those from research and policy development.

Moreover, we will be facilitating the participation of children and youth from across Canada.

Please note that the Early Bird registration rate offers a substantial saving - this rate lasts through January only.

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Towards 2020 will inspire, inform and provoke!  It will challenge, and possibly change the way we think about our children.