National Child Day Forum 2016: Every Family Matters

Forum Agenda Adobe Reader

Conference Keynotes

Michael Ungar – I Still Love You: Nine Things Troubled Kids Need from their Parents, Caregivers, and Community Service Providers Adobe Reader

Monique Gray Smith – Fostering Resiliency with Indigenous Children and Families Adobe Reader

Workshop Presentations

Tough Conversations: Nurturing Resilience when Young People’s Problems are Very Complex / Handout Adobe Reader

Inclusion of Families and Children with Disabilities – Early Childhood Support: Lessons Learned for Effective Collaboration Adobe Reader

Domestic Violence and Addictions – Empowering Community by Building on Strengths Adobe Reader

Raising a Healthy Eater Adobe Reader

Immunization and Oral Heath – Healthy Smile Happy Child: Engaging Communities in Early Childhood Oral Health Adobe Reader

The Ripple Effect of Resiliency Adobe Reader

Helping the Anxious Child: Supporting Parents in Helping their Children / Handout Adobe Reader


National Child Day Forum 2015: Embracing Diversity, Nurturing Roots


Forum Agenda Adobe Reader

Conference Keynotes

Joan Durrant – What is “Discipline” in the Age of Children’s Rights? Adobe Reader

Liz Robinson – The Manitoba Picture, Growing Through Immigration Adobe Reader

Workshop Presentations

Coming Home or Lost in Transition Adobe Reader

Educational Needs and Barriers for African Refugee Students in Manitoba Adobe Reader

L’intégration des parents nouveaux arrivants dans les programmes organisationnels/ Engaging Newcomer Parents in Organizational Programs Adobe Reader

Newcomer Employment & Education Development Services (NEEDS) Inc. Adobe Reader

Play is the Universal Language Adobe Reader

The Poem of Communicating Cross Culturally Adobe Reader

SERC Sexuality Education Resource Centre Adobe Reader

Supporting Newcomer Families - Westman Immigrant Services Experience Adobe Reader

Trauma and Distress of Immigrant and Refugee Families - The Journey of Strengths Resilience and Healing Adobe Reader

Welcoming Communities – Regional Connections Adobe Reader

National Child Day Forum 2012: Coming Back to the Drum, A Shared Journey


Forum Agenda Adobe Reader

Speaker: Dr. Robert Santos, Healthy Child Manitoba Office

The Importance of Early Childhood Development (ECD) and How our Aboriginal Children are Doing Adobe Reader

Speaker: Wanda Phillips-Beck, Nurse Program Advisor - Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs

Our Sacred Gifts: What we have learned from the 2008-2012 Manitoba First Nations Regional Health Survey Adobe Reader


National Child Day Forum 2010: Celebrating 10 Years of Community Partnership


Forum Agenda Adobe Reader

Video: Investing In Manitoba's Future | Part I | Part II

Pre-conference Data Day Presentations

School Nutrition: How do we know if we're making a Difference Adobe Reader

The Manitoba Youth Health Survey Adobe Reader

Using Data from the Manitoba Centre for Health Policy to Help Us Understand Child Health - Manitoba Healthy Baby Program Adobe Reader

Being Born and Starting School in Manitoba:The Families First Screening (FFS) and
the Early Development Instrument (EDI)
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Conference Keynotes

Epigenetics: A Revolution in Understanding Child and Youth Development Adobe Reader

The First ‘R” Relationships: How Love Builds Brains Adobe Reader

A Decade of the Healthy Child Manitoba Strategy What We’ve Learned from Evidence and
Experience (So Far)
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Workshop Presentations

Promising Practices: Working with Newcomer Families Adobe Reader

Regional Forums


In the spring of 2012, regional forums were held in seven communities throughout the province. The focus of these community based events was to promote the importance of the early years and early brain development, and to provide research information and resources on play based learning for young children.

Forum Brochure Adobe Reader

Speaker: Gayle Karen Robertson, University of Winnipeg

Let the Children Play, Part I Adobe Reader

Let the Children Play, Part II Adobe Reader

Let the Children Play, Part III Adobe Reader

Let the Children Play, Part IV Adobe Reader

Resources on Display at the Forum

Play Resources Adobe Reader (includes links to online resources)

A partnership of:

Manitoba Education • Manitoba Families • Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living • Manitoba Indigenous and Northern Relations • Manitoba Justice • Municipal Relations / Francophone Affairs / Status of Women