Raising healthy children is a responsibility of all Canadians. Supporting and promoting child and youth mental health is central to enabling them to become life-long, positive contributors to their communities.
The Atlantic Summer Institute (ASI) is offering its 2nd Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action on August 21-23, 2017 in Charlottetown, PEI. The Symposium will gather community leaders, government representatives, educators, health practitioners and youth to review evidence of youth mental health issues in the region and to create collaborative strategies to promote positive mental health in schools and communities.
The bilingual Symposium will build on the momentum from the past 2 years of programming which focused on emerging evidence and best practices that promote positive child and youth mental health in schools and communities.
Key features of this event include:
- a profile of child and youth mental health in Atlantic Canada
- networking opportunities
- a showcase of innovative practices in Atlantic Canada
- presentations on the latest evidence
- discussion of the policies needed to promote child and youth mental health
- a Youth Leadership Program and a Children’s Program
- a call to action
Strengthening policies and programs that affect and support positive mental health for children and youth is vital to creating a sustainable and inclusive Atlantic Canada. We invite those whose work directly or indirectly affects child and youth mental health to attend, such as families, teachers, policy advisors, program delivery staff and community leaders. They will have the opportunity for professional development, networking across sectors in the four Atlantic Provinces, and contributing to how we move forward on a regional level to have a collective impact on positive child and youth mental health.
Once again, ASI 2017 will engage and develop youth leadership capacity and also deliver a Children’s Program.
ASI 2016 will be held throughout Holland College, including in the new Florence Simmons Performance Hall.
We are thrilled to announce that TD Bank Group is returning as a title sponsor of the 2017 Symposium, and we are grateful for their continued support!
Registration is now open!
If you are a researcher, policy maker, advocate working in multiple sectors (such as education, health, justice, child and family, or community services, non-profit and private sectors), a parent, caregiver, youth or a member of the general public who is a promoter of positive mental health, this event is designed for you!
Our Early Bird rate of $299 allows you to save $76 off the full registration price!
Registration includes lunches, Symposium materials, multicultural dinner and a certificate of participation.
Registration by June 30 is $299.
After June 30, registration is $375.