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Sandbox Project Second Annual Conference

Toronto, Ontario
January 19, 2012

Registration is now available for The Sandbox Project’s annual conference!

The conference is being held on Thursday, January 19th 2012 at TELUS House in Toronto. The day will begin at 8:00 am with a networking breakfast and end with a networking reception commencing at 5:00 pm.  Breakfast, luncheon and refreshment breaks will be provided. The Sandbox Project’s Annual Conference brings together current and future academics, industry, not-for-profit and government leaders to work together to address matters of health for children and youth. The morning sessions will feature expert speakers who will provide unique perspectives to attendees and stimulate valuable and engaging discussion in our breakout sessions under the themes of Healthy Weights, Injury Prevention, a Healthy Environment and Mental Health.

At lunch, Dr. Anne Snowdon will release a discussion paper “Strengthening Communities for Canadian Children with Disabilities”. In the afternoon, conference attendees will choose between the in-depth “Strengthening Communities for Canadian Children with Disabilities” workshop exploring the recommendations arising from this HRSDC funded study in more detail, OR an interactive session where we share examples of best practices in child and youth health. The afternoon will end with a report back from the working group co-chairs on directions forward and a networking reception.

The conference is aimed at decision-makers, researchers, opinion leaders, parents and youth. On Wednesday, January 18th, the day before the conference, The Sandbox Project has access to meeting and networking space at TELUS House for anyone interested. This is a great opportunity to schedule working group meetings, proposal writing workshops, project update sessions or any other meetings related to The Sandbox Project and kid’s health. Please contact Scott Watson at swatson@sandboxproject.ca or (416) 554-2610 to make arrangements for meeting space. Let’s all play in the Sandbox!

Accommodation for out of town guests has been arranged at the Fairmont Royal York for a discounted rate of $185 per night. In order to get the discounted rate call the Fairmont reservation centre at 1-800-663-7229 and tell them you are with The Sandbox Project conference.

A detailed agenda and supporting materials will be circulated and posted on our website as we get closer to the conference. If you have any questions, please contact Scott swatson@sandboxproject.ca (416) 554-2610 or Christine champson@sandboxproject.ca (416) 554-3126.

Register online: http://sandboxproject.eventbrite.com/