The 2008 On New Shores: International Forum on Issues of Immigrant and Refugee Children, Youth and Families conference program is available. This is a tentative program, but we are thrilled to see so many sessions devoted to young immigrant children and their parents/families.
The conference will be held Nov 6-7/08 in Guelph, Ontario and is sponsored by Dr. Susan Chuang, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, University of Guelph.
Some of the events, sessions and workshops with Canadian content include:
Thurs. Nov 6th, Session 2:
Z Sonia Worotynec, Canadian Coalition for Immigrant Children and Youth, Valerie Rhomberg, Canadian Mothercraft Society and Ken Setterington, Toronto Public Library on The Children’s Picture Book as Immigrant Literature.
Alka Burman, Early Literacy Consultant, Peel Region: Providing an Anti-Bias Environment.
Fri. Nov 7th Keynote:
Janice MacAuley, Canadian Association of Family Resource Programs, Dr. Susan Chuang, FRAN, University of Guelph, Christopher Friesen, Canadian Immigration Settlement Sector Alliance: The Canadian Way: Welcoming Immigrant and Refugee Families.
Fri. Nov 7th Session 4:
Judith Bernhard, Ryerson University: Por necesidad: Challenges of Multi-Local Parenting.
Mehru Ali, Ryerson University: Loss of Self-Effacacy among Immigrant Parents.
Roma Chumak-Horbatsch, Ryerson University and mylanguage.ca and Z Sonia Worotynec, Canadian Coalition for Immigrant Children and Youth: Immigrant Children in Toronto Child Care Centres: A Language Profile.
Visit Dr. Chuang’s webpage at the University of Guelph for more information.