A Big Thank You to all the participants, honorees and contributors to the 18th Annual Crayons & Cravats Gala held on
Monday, November 7, 2016
at Restaurant International, Algonquin College, Ottawa, Ontario

Thanks to our sponsors and donors who contributed so generously to the 2016 Crayons & Cravats Gala


This year's Gala was dedicated to the memories of Dr. Mary Jerrett and Dr. Victor Goldbloom, who served on the CICH Board of Directors for many years.

Mary Jerrett

Mary Jerrett

Victor Goldbloom

Victor Goldbloom

Link to Mary Jerrett and Victor Goldbloom tributes


Award Recipients

The National Child Day Award was presented to Dr. Cindy Blackstock, Executive Director of First Nations Child & Family Caring Society of Canada for standing up for 163,000 First Nations Children and for her research and work in child protection and Indigenous children's rights in Canada and Internationally. Special thanks to Jennifer King, MSW, Reconciliation and Policy Coordinator, who represented Dr. Blackstock on the evening.

Mary Jerrett

Dr. Cindy Blackstock,
Executive Director,
First Nations Child & Family
Caring Society of Canada

Cindy Blackstock citation

Jennifer King

Jennifer King, MSW,
FNC&FCSC Reconciliation
and Policy Coordinator



The Dr. Graham Chance Award was presented to Ms. Nora Elmi and Ms. Julia Hanes:

Nora Elmi

Ms. Nora Elmi
Carleton University

Link to Nora Elmi citation

Julia Hanes

Ms. Julia Hanes
McMaster University

Link to Julia Hanes citation

Very special thanks to Melissa Redmond, Ph.D., MSW Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, Carleton University and Mr. Aidan Cottreau, a senior at Bell High School for being our fabulous Masters of Ceremonies!

Melissa Redmond

Melissa Redmond, Ph.D.
Link to Dr. Redmond's Bio.

Aidan Cottreau

Mr. Aidan Cottreau
Link to Aidan Cottreau's Bio.

For more information regarding ongoing activites and initiatives at CICH please contact:
Janice Sonnen, Executive Director CICH
Tel: 613-230-8838
jsonnen@cich.ca

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