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September 23, 2020

Promoting the Power of Play for Family Strengthening

Co-presented with Families Canada

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Why is play important for children and their families?

This webinar highlights Canadian expertise and resources on the growing play movement.


  • Kelly Stone, President and Chief and Executive Officer, Families Canada

  • Dr. Mariana Brussoni, Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics and the School of Population and Public Health, University of British Columbia

  • Zindu Salih, Director of Operations, Families Canada

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September 27, 2017

Advancing the Field: Creating Local Dedicated Funds for Children, Youth, and Families

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What is a local dedicated fund for children, youth, and families?

This webinar provides an overview of dedicated public funding streams for services for children, youth, and families - what is possible and what it takes to get them enacted at the local level. Presenters detail success stories about creating funds such as the San Francisco Children and Youth Fund, and explain the steps and strategies in developing and passing a local funding measure.


  • Margaret Brodkin, Founder and Director, Funding the Next Generation

  • Elizabeth Gaines, Senior Fellow, Forum for Youth Investment

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