Event Participants

Host

Arjun Ram

CBC Kids News Contributor

Traditional Blessing

Elder Verna McGregor

Algonquin Cultural Advisor

Special Appearances

The Honourable Karina Gould

Minister of Families, Children and Social Development

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Her Excellency Mary May Simon

Governor General of Canada

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Sylvie Bérubé

Porte-parole du dossier Famille, Enfants et Développement Social, Bloc Québécois

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Chris Hadfield

Canadian Astronaut (Ret'd), Engineer, Pilot and Author

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Karen Joseph

CEO of Reconciliation Canada

Chief Dr. Robert Joseph

O.B.C., O.C., Member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council, Residential "School" Survivor

Marissa Papaconstantinou

Canadian Paralympian

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Jill Schnarr

Chief Social Innovation and Communications Officer

Sara Austin

Founder and CEO, Children First Canada

Youth Panelists

Ziya Bhayani

Young Canadians' Parliament

Lucy Diaz

Young Canadians' Parliament

Lily Kurtz

Young Canadians' Parliament

Ispeeta Ahmed

Young Canadians' Parliament