Symposium speaker series
As part of the engagement process, the Province launched a symposium speaker series from November to December 2023 to further enhance co-development of a new, effective system of CYSN services. This speaker series was open to all British Columbians and provided a unique opportunity to foster collaboration and sharing among families, professionals, service providers, and interested parties, engage in inclusive conversations, and share insights, best practices, and research findings through an anti-racism lens.
Each virtual session included a one-hour presentation from a speaker followed by one hour of facilitated dialogue. Speakers shared their key learnings, knowledge, and unique reflections to help inform a provincial CYSN service approach. Participants were able to connect with speakers and engage in facilitated dialogue that will help inform a new provincial CYSN service approach.
Click the links in the table below to watch a recording of each of the sessions.
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|Date and Time
|Dr. Esther Lee and Brenda Lenahan
|Trends related to children and youth with medically complex support needs
|Tuesday, November 21, 2023
11 am – 1 pm PT
|Dr. Pat Mirenda
|Key components of an effective system of services
|Tuesday, November 28, 2023
7 pm – 9 pm PT
|Dr. Rachelle Hole and Dr. Tim Stainton
|Individualized Funding: A Review of the International Research Literature
|Thursday, November 30, 2023
10 am – 12 pm PT
|Dr. Charlotte Waddell
|Mental health needs of children and youth with support needs
|Saturday, December 2, 2023
1 pm – 3 pm PT
|Inclusion, quality of life and community networks of support
Video recording coming soon.
|Tuesday, December 5, 2023
7 pm – 9 pm PT
|Dr. Robin Friedlander
|Increasing behavioral complexity and needs of children and youth with neurodevelopmental disorders
|Thursday, December 14, 2023
9 am – 11 am PT