Both Sides of Christmas: Youth at Risk in Our City

Date(s) - December 2, 2016
7:30 am - 8:30 am

The Vancouver Club

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What puts youth at risk in our city?
How do our local communities and organizations respond?
What is working and what is coming?

On the morning of December 2nd, join us for a conversation on youth at risk led by City in Focus President Tom Cooper and Sister Nancy Brown of Covenant House and connect with organizations working on these issues in the Vancouver area.

Participating organizations:

Covenant House
Development and Peace
Inner Hope Youth Ministries
International Justice Mission
REED (Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity)

Salvation Army Anti-Human Trafficking Programs
Union Gospel Mission
Vancouver Urban Ministries
Youth Unlimited

Together we will discuss what we have learned about youth at risk in our local communities and the current challenges facing youth and the people working with them. We will highlight success stories, remember our local history, and shed light on the socioeconomic context which impacts the mental, physical and economic health of our youth today.

Sr. Nancy Brown

Sister Nancy, a Sister of Charity (Halifax), ministers at Covenant House Vancouver as Ombudsperson/Pastoral Counselor and is a member of the Senior Management Team since 1998, when she returned to her home city of Vancouver. She has served as a board member of Domestic Abuse Services as well as Catholic Family Services and is currently on the board of REED (Resist Exploitation, Embrace Dignity) and supports the work of Emancipation Now.

In 2012, Sister Nancy was invested into the Order of BC for her service with the homeless and exploited women and children. She has been a tireless advocate for youth – especially youth who are victims of abuse, prostitution and human trafficking.


7am – Coffee before breakfast – Just for you Earlybirds!
Light breakfast – from 7:30am onwards
Program – 7:45 – 8:30am
Tickets $21.50 each – Table $172
Stay for an informal discussion from 8:45-9:30am, as we continue the conversation after the talk.

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