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Catalytic Investments in Kids: Reversing the Impacts of COVID-19
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As Canada rebuilds from the COVID-19 pandemic, there is an urgent need to make big, bold investments in Canada’s most valuable natural resource: children and youth.

On June 7 at 12 p.m. ET, Children First Canada (CFC) is pleased to host a special high-level event to catalyze investments in children and youth in collaboration with the Coalition for a Better Future. The event aims to mobilize public and private sector resources to reverse the damaging impacts of the pandemic on kids. 
 

Date: Tuesday, June 7
Time: 12 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. ET
Learn More: Catalytic Investments in Kids

This critical conversation will unite corporate executives, federal officials and civil society leaders to drive systemic change. Our special event includes:
  • Traditional blessing and ceremony led by a First Nations elder
  • “The Grand Challenge” – presented by the Young Canadians’ Parliament (YCP) about the devastating impacts of COVID-19 on all 8 million kids in Canada
  • Q&A session with members of Parliament, moderated by members of the YCP
  • Special investment spotlights from corporate executives
  • Fireside chat moderated by a 13-year-old journalist
  • Interactive panel discussion with leading experts and youth
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Panel Discussion

PANEL SPOTLIGHT!

We’re excited to host an esteemed panel of leaders, including (left to right): Dahabo Ahmed-Omer (BlackNorth Initiative), Simi Sahota (YCP), Alex Munter (CHEO), Ashif Mawji (ScaleGood Fund and TELUS Friendly Foundation), and Teresa Marques (Rideau Hall Foundation). Check out the full details on the panellists and speakers below!

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Together, we can make Canada the best place in the world for kids to grow up!
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Featured Speakers

Sara Austin

Sara Austin

Founder & CEO, Children First Canada

Elder Claudette Commanda

Elder Claudette Commanda

Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation, QC

Ashif Mawji

Ashif Mawji

Managing Director of ScaleGood Fund LP, and Board Chair of the TELUS Friendly Future Foundation and Edmonton Police Foundation

Alex Munter

Alex Munter

President & CEO, Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) and Ottawa Children's Treatment Centre, and member of CFC's Council of Champions

Ya'ara Saks

Hon. Ya'ara Saks

Parliamentary Secretary for Families, Children and Social Development

Hon. Laila Goodridge

Shadow Minister for Families, Children and Social Development (CPC)

Leah Gazan

Hon. Leah Gazan

Critic, Families, Children and Social Development, and Women and Gender Equality (NDP)

Hon. Sylvie Bérubé

Hon. Sylvie Bérubé

Critic, Families, Children and Social Development (Bloc)

Dahabo Ahmed-Omer

Dahabo Ahmed-Omer

Executive Director, BlackNorth Initiative

Hon. Lisa Raitt

Hon. Lisa Raitt

Vice-Chair of Global Investment Banking at CIBC, and Co-Chair of the Coalition for a Better Future

Megane Jacques & Simi Sahota

Mégane Jacques & Simi Sahota

Members of CFC's Youth Advisory Council & Young Canadians' Parliament

Bobbie Racette

Bobbie Racette

Founder & CEO of Virtual Gurus, one of 50 Changemakers by the Report on Business, and Startup Canada’s Indigenous Entrepreneur of the Year

Kelly Schmitt

Kelly Schmitt

CEO, Benevity

Kathleen Taylor

Kathleen Taylor

Board Chair of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), member of the Board of Trustees for SickKids, and member of CFC’s Council of Champions

Wyatt Sharpe

Journalist, 13 years old

Gail O'Brien

Gail O'Brien

Trustee of the National Arts Centre, Co-Chair of the Council for Canadian American Relations, and Chair of CFC's Board of Directors

Teresa Marques

President & CEO, Rideau Hall Foundation

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