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Caring for Young Caregivers 1:00 pm
Caring for Young Caregivers @ Online
Apr 25 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Young caregivers are especially vulnerable to social isolation, mental health challenges and lower educational attainment. For the estimated 47% of young carers who attend classes, chronic lateness, absenteeism, insufficient time for assignments, anxiety and problems focusing can make balancing schoolwork and caregiving a challenge. Nationwide, an estimated 7% of young carers leave formal education early and the situation may be especially urgent in Northern Canada; in 2006 an estimated 46% of youth in the Yukon, Northwest Territories and Nunavut provided some form of unpaid care to others. Young carers are a diverse group, with varied experiences and needs. This webinar will explore the challenges faced by young caregivers who are struggling to balance higher education and caregiving duties. Speakers will discuss helpful policies, strategies and accommodations that can be made for students, as well as provide external resources to support them. This webinar is hosted by the Centre for Innovation in Campus Mental Health.
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CONNECT Conference 2019
CONNECT Conference 2019 @ Scotiabank Convention Centre
Apr 30 – May 3 all-day
CONNECT is Canada’s largest educational technology conference. This conference has attracted over 2000 participants, plus countless Exhibitors and Sponsors that came together under one roof to share best practices and expand our horizons of education technology in an ever increasing global and digital economy. This community of passionate educators, leaders, chief information officers, directors of education, IT experts, business managers and government sector institutions are committed to gathering once a year to learn, debate and exchange ideas, network and be inspired through a smorgasbord of world class speakers, presenters, exhibits and seminars. It is the only event in Canada that brings together the complete life-cycle of learning, from kindergarten to Higher Education, libraries and workplace learning.

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