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Media Advisory – The Sandbox Project to host 3rd national conference

Toronto, Jan. 16, 2013 – A national conference organized by The Sandbox Project will bring together leading experts and advocates in child and youth health from across Canada on Thursday, January 17th in Toronto.

The conference comes as The Sandbox Project prepares to launch a new Young Canadians Round Table on Health, which will use comprehensive research, education and awareness to help The Sandbox Project achieve its goal of making Canada the healthiest place in the world for young people to grow up.

Keynote speakers at the conference include Hon. Lisa Raitt, Minister of Labour; Hon. Laurel Broten, Ontario Minister of Education, Children and Youth Services; and Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP for Simcoe-Grey, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Human Resources and Skills Development and the Minister of Labour, pediatric orthopedic surgeon and founder of the charity.

Details of the conference are as follows:

WHAT: The Sandbox Project 3rd Annual National Conference and Workshop
WHEN: 8:30 a.m.:  Update on Reaching For the Top: A Report by the Advisor on Healthy Children & Youth  – Dr. Kellie Leitch, MP
11:30 a.m.: Launch of the National Standard for Psychological Health and Safety in the Workplace – Impact for Chidren and Youth– Hon. Lisa Raitt, MP, Minister of Labour; and Educating the Mind, Body and Soul for the 21st Century – Hon. Laurel Broten, MPP, Minister of Education, Children and Youth Services and Women’s Directorate, Province of Ontario
WHERE: TELUS House, Third Floor, Room 31 – 25 York Street, Toronto, ON M5J 2V5


Members of the media are invited to interview presenters and organizers from The Sandbox Project. Further information and a full agenda for the conference can be found at

Follow the conference on Twitter at #sandbox2013

For further information:

Jacqueline (Jacquie) LaRocque
(613) 614-6339
[email protected]