April 24, 2013 to April 25, 2013

A National Conference on Keeping Kids Safe and Connected

More than 300 people attended the 2013 Summit, held April 24 and 25 at the Sheraton Wall Centre in Vancouver. Over the two-day period, delegates and speakers explored ways in which society can actively foster environments that keep children and youth engaged, safe, and feeling connected to their communities.


Keynote address: Jody Paterson, former journalist, activist and CUSO International Worker
How to Make a Vulnerable Child

Gurvinder Singh, Canadian Red Cross violence prevention advisor
Predictable, Preventable: Best Practices in Addressing Interpersonal and Self-Directed Violence During and After Disasters   

Panel - Behaviour Modelling: positive coaching for sport and life
Andre LaChance, Head Coach, Baseball Canada National Women's Team  

Ron Robison, Western Hockey League commissioner

Dr. Alan Goldberg, sports psychologist and director, Competitive Advantage