Current Date/Time: April 15th 2024

Strengthening Resiliency in Aboriginal Youth

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When: November 12- November 14, 2012

"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, "promisingpractices" breakouts and delegate input sessions.

Date/deadline: 12- 14 November 2012 (Monday evening to Wednesday afternoon)

$395 plus GST (includes Monday evening's "meet and greet", two breakfasts, two lunches, one dinner and three refreshment breaks)

Registration info/link/contact: The Canadian Association of Chiefs of Police strongly urges delegates to register for the conference on-line at Those without internet access should call (613) 595-1101 for help. Registration is limited.

Contact or website for more information: 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