About the conference:
There is a great deal of interest among policy-makers and analysts in the concepts of social inclusion and social exclusion in Canada.
But what do these concepts mean? How do we move from experiences of exclusion to a vision of inclusion? What would a national policy agenda and politics based on social inclusion look like? What are the civic dimensions of social inclusion? How does social inclusion complement and strengthen recognition, rights and citizenship? And how can we secure the social inclusion of children and families through policies, practices and participation in areas such as labour market, economic security, child development and child care, recreation and public education, and community participation?
These questions were addressed in plenary sessions and in several smaller workshops. Presenters included several international and national commentators on social inclusion, researchers and authors of social inclusion papers for the Laidlaw Foundation, and other public policy experts/practitioners from within and outside of government.
Co-sponsored by the Laidlaw Foundation and the Canadian Council on Social Development
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