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Spotlight on UNICEF Canada’s President & CEO, David Morley

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Children are Canada’s future – but are we failing the next generation? Join CBC News’ Reshmi Nair and UBC alumni and friends in Toronto for this special opportunity to hear from the President & CEO of UNICEF Canada, David Morley, C.M., MEd’08, about how Canada’s falling behind when it comes to kids. Get a chance to ask your questions during an audience Q&A, and stay on for a post-program reception where you can carry on the conversation.

UNICEF has published fifteen Report Cards on the state of children and youth in high-income countries over the past seventeen years. Over time, a pattern has emerged that has become more and more alarming. Canada is losing momentum to improve outcomes for children and youth, and losing ground relative to our peers. Lagging outcomes and persistently wide gaps between children in health, violence and their own sense of well-being show up in the statistical evidence. Why do we rank 25th out of 41 rich nations in the latest UNICEF Report Card? How can we move the needle?

David will talk about ways in which Canada is performing well, where we’re falling behind and where we must actively turn our attention to cultivate better, more equitable outcomes for children and youth.

Presented in partnership with UBC Faculty of Education.

UBC Faculty of Education

Thursday, April 4, 2019
6:30-9:00 pm

Program begins at 6:30 pm. Networking reception to follow.

Glenn Gould Studio
CBC Building
250 Front St. West
Toronto, ON – map

UBC Alumni: $15
Guests and General Admission: $20

Includes your first drink and hors d’oeuvres.

Advance registration is required. Tickets will not be available at the door.


Questions? Please contact Julia Levasseur at julia.levasseur@ubc.ca or 1-855-427-5767.


April 4, 2019
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm