Strengthening Resiliency in Aboriginal Youth
Hosted by the Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police
with support from the Government of Saskatchewan and Justice Canada
Date: 12- 14 November 2012 (Monday evening to Wednesday afternoon)
Location: Delta Regina, Regina, Saskatchewan
Registration Cost: $395 plus GST (includes Monday evening’s “meet and greet”, two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner and three refreshment breaks)
“Strengthening Resiliency in Aboriginal Youth” seeks both to increase awareness of the challenges facing Aboriginal youth and their communities and to emphasize positive, community-based approaches to dealing with those issues. Speakers from various communities and sectors will describe the solutions they are pursuing to strengthen young people’s resiliency so that they will make positive life choices and not get involved in the justice system – and if they do, will reintegrate successfully into their communities and not reoffend.
The conference will stress the value of working collaboratively across various sectors to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis youth. Specific community-based initiatives that contribute to enhancing resiliency will be highlighted in panel discussions and breakout sessions.
The target audience includes: Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal service providers from sectors such as child welfare, health and education, Aboriginal youth, police and corrections officers, governments at all levels, researchers, the private sector and community members. Ample opportunities will be provided for open discussion during the panel discussions, “promising practices” breakouts and delegate input sessions.
1919 Saskatchewan Drive
$155 per night single or double plus taxes
To reserve a room, mention “CACP Aboriginal Youth Conference”
Room block held until 13 October 2012 – rates not guaranteed after that date
Hotel reservations: toll-free at 1-800-209-3555 or e-mail [email protected]
The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police strongly urges delegates to register for the conference on-line at www.cacp.ca. Those without internet access should call (613) 595-1101 for help. Registration is limited.
For more information about the program for “Strengthening Resiliency in Aboriginal Youth”, please call Sandra Wright, Manager for the Coalition on Community Safety, Health and Well-being at (613) 526-3679 or check out the CACP website at www.cacp.ca.