The Mothers Matter Centre and its partners are hosting an international conference that will explore the impact of the Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters (HIPPY) program in communities around the world and highlight the experiences of isolated women seeking inclusion in Canada.
Day one of the conference will feature a research symposium in partnership with HIPPY International. Researchers from Canada and around the world will be focusing on five themes: 1) Making the Case – HIPPY and School Readiness Results; 2) Research for Program Monitoring and Development; 3) Expanding the Model – Adult Literacy and Professional Development 4) Program Innovation to Promote Inclusivity for Refugee Communities; 5) Program Innovation to Promote Inclusivity for Indigenous Communities.
Day two will be the “Inclusion of Isolated Mothers in Canada Community Discussion Series”, an initiative with non profit organizations across the country to facilitate vulnerable mothers’ participation in a four-part dialogue about inclusion and exclusion in Canada. Expert keynote speakers will review the findings from the series and share their insights and implications for practitioners.