The last sessions of the first day of the 2018 International Consultation of Child Helplines are drawing to a close – but what a busy, agenda-packed day it has been!

 

From inaugural addresses from Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (by video), Lieutenant General of Ontario the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell and Indigenous Elder Gary Sault, to a press launch for Kid Help Phone’s Crisis Text Line, and from plenary sessions covering the role of governments in supporting young people, inclusive technologies and child helplines, and social media as a catalyst for igniting young people, we’ve already managed to cover a lot of ground. And that’s before we even get to the parallel sessions on media and kids, telecoms, and forming partnerships with vloggers and bloggers.

Below are some pictorial highlights of the day. More tomorrow!