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  Friday November 19
1:00pm Welcome & Acknowledgements
1:05 – 2:05pm

Dr Jennifer Charlesworth, Representative for Children and Youth

Dr. Jennifer Charlesworth is British Columbia’s Representative for Children and Youth. Jennifer
has worked in the B.C. social and health care sectors since 1977 in front-line child welfare, social policy, program management and executive roles. As part of her extensive background in service of children, Jennifer has taught child and youth care at the University of Victoria, has been the Executive Director of the Federation of Community Social Services of BC, and is the founder of the Leadership 2020 program for the Federation. She has also been involved with InWithForward, and has worked with Chief Wedlidi Speck and others to inspire culturally safer workplaces. Jennifer has a PhD in Child and Youth Care from the University of Victoria, and an MBA from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford, England.

2:10 – 2:55pm

Daniel Fontaine, CEO, Métis Nation British Columbia

Daniel Fontaine works as the Chief Executive Officer and Deputy Minister for Métis Nation BC. Over the course of his career he has worked in the private and not-for-profit sectors as well as government.
After obtaining a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from the University of Manitoba, Fontaine went on to complete the Media Writing and Public Relations certificate from Langara College. He was appointed to the Board of Directors for Douglas College and served on the BC College of Psychologists from 2004-2010. He also served on the Board of Directors for SafeCare BC which has a mandate to reduce workplace injuries in the long-term care sector.

3:00 – 3:45pm

Mary Mollineaux, K-12 Policy Manager, First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC)

Mary Mollineaux is Manager of K-12 Policy at the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), a member of the Tsq’escen’ Nation, and parent to an 8-year old. Mary has a Bachelor of Arts (Literature), Bachelor of Education (Elementary) and a law degree. She is dedicated to advancing First Nations education and being of service to First Nations communities.

3:45pm Closing Remarks for the Day
  Saturday November 20
9:30am Opening Remarks & Acknowledgements
9:45 - 12:00pm Emerging Topics Discussion and group breakout discussions (will include a Resolutions 101 discussion)
12:00 - 12:30pm     BREAK/LUNCH - on your own
12:300 - 3:00pm Emerging Topics Discussion and group breakout discussions (will include an open Q&A session)
3:00pm Closing Remarks
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