Peel CAS and the Child Welfare Immigration Centre of Excellence (CWICE) hosted the Inaugural National Child Welfare Dialogue conference in Ottawa in January 2020. Bringing together 42 representatives of 12 provinces, territories and federal organizations, this significant event marked the first time senior child welfare leaders from across Canada gathered to discuss immigration and settlement needs for children, youth, and families within the child welfare sector.
The conference was an opportunity to review current trends, seek expert feedback, and identify opportunities for collaboration and partnership. Overall, our hope was to raise our collective understanding of the issues facing these very vulnerable children and youth, to ensure we are doing everything possible to meet their needs.
Peel CAS and CWICE have released an executive summary to provide an overview of the information presented at the two-day conference. Please click here to view the summary.