Event Speakers

Featured Speakers and Panellists

Arjun Ram

CBC Kids News Contributor, Host for National Child Day

The Hon. Ahmed Hussen

Canada’s Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

Michael Linklater

Canadian Basketball Player

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Sandy McIntosh

Executive Vice-president, People & Culture and Chief Human Resources Officer, TELUS

Sara Austin

Founder and CEO, Children First Canada

Elder Verna McGregor

Estelle Kim

National Child Day Activator and Youth Ambassador

Mégane Jacques

Lyric Becker

Kaitlyn Fernandes

Special Appearances

Justin Trudeau

Prime Minister of Canada

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Ariel Siller

CEO of the Canadian Children’s Literacy Foundation

Ahsan Musavi

Outreach facilitator at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Polina Kosareva

Outreach Coordinator at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Nathan Gaba

Outreach Facilitator at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital

Dr. Ronald Cohn

President and CEO of The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)

Saara Chaudry

CBC Kids News Contributor

Willa Black

M.S.M Vice-President, Corporate Affairs – Cisco Canada

Simon Thériault

FJCF's New Brunswick representative and President of the New Brunswick Francophone Youth Federation (Fédération des jeunes francophones du Nouveau-Brunswick).

Jhalak (Jay) Batta

Grade 12 Student

Kluane Adamek

Yukon Regional Chief, Assembly of First Nations

Jagmeet Singh

Leader of Canada's NDP, Member of Parliament for Burnaby South

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Erin O’Toole

Leader of the Official Opposition & Shadow Minister for Middle Class Prosperity

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Annamie Paul

Leader of the Green Party of Canada

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Apolline de Schaetzen

Marilène Gill

Member of Parliament for the, Bloc Québécois, Critic for Families, Children and Social Development

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Thalia Bueno

Crédit: Kwiadda McEvoy

Haana Edenshaw

Crédit: Evan Mitsui CBC

Autumn Peltier

Credit: Ben Nelms CBC

Haleluya Hailu

Anwar Boutahar