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.
Link to Mary Jerrett and Victor Goldbloom tributes
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.
Jennifer King, MSW,
and Policy Coordinator
The Dr. Graham Chance Award was presented to Ms. Nora Elmi and Ms. Julia Hanes:
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!
For more information regarding ongoing activites and initiatives at CICH please contact:
Janice Sonnen, Executive Director CICH