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KIND - October 19, 2017

The KIND Event (Knowledge, Information & Networking Day) offers professional development, networking and knowledge sharing geared to those in the residential care and the child welfare sectors.  We were pleased to welcome delegates to our last KIND event, October 19th - please scroll down to see the day's professional development program and presentations, and to see our generous sponsors who helped to make this event possible.


Program and Presentations

Training to Better Support African Canadian Youth in Care
Kike Ojo, Project Lead, One Vision, One Voice Project, Ontario Association of Children's Aid Societies

Kike led delegates through a learning opportunity to enhance the understanding of equity and anti-oppressive practice.  Kike is the Project Manager for One Vision One Voice with the Ontario Association of Children’s Aids Societies.  One Vision One Voice is a province-wide project working to address child welfare service to African Canadian families, as well as a leader in the field with regard to equity, anti-oppression, and organizational change. 
You can access Kike's presentation at the below link:
One Vision, One Voice - Changing the Child Welfare System to Better Serve African Canadians - Kike Ojo (pdf)
Supporting Information/Resources:
A History of Racism - Tim McCaskell (pdf)
One Vision, One Voice - Practice Framework Part I - Research Report (pdf)
One Vision, One Voice - Practice Framework Part II - Race Equity Practices (pdf)
 


Vulnerable Youth and Human Trafficking
Julie Neubauer, Manager of Human Trafficking Services, Covenant House Toronto

Julie provided delegates with tips on how to identify youth at risk / and those engaged in sex trafficking, strategies to support youth and their families, and resources for additional support.  Julie  is Covenant House Toronto’s Manager of Human Trafficking Services, and is responsible for the implementation of their crisis bed program, as well as their transitional housing program, both of which are dedicated to survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
You can access Julie's presentation and Covenant House's resource listing at the below links.
Vulnerable Youth and Human Trafficking - Julie Neubauer Presentation(pdf)
Resource Listing (pdf)


OARTY Update (Members Only)
OARTY Board of Directors’ Representatives, OARTY Executive Director

Updates were provided regarding OARTY’s recent initiatives and projects.  An overview of meetings with government and other stakeholders were also outlined, with questions welcomed throughout the presentation. Members can access the presentation slides by logging in and clicking on Recent Meetings and Events in the OARTY Member menu.

Thank you to our speakers and delegates for another successful KIND event.


Thank you to our KIND Event Sponsors

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