Literacy's Impact on Criminal Justice & Youth

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20 February, 2014

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Keynote address:
Kelly Holmes, Executive Director, RaY Inc. (Resource Assistance for Youth)

Registration is free. Space is limited.

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Literacy programming as part of the services provided for at-risk youth can prevent participation in criminal activity, reduce recidivism and re-establish individuals as active citizens in the community. Building on the results from our 2012 Critical Crossroads Forum, and based on new research conducted in collaboration with the University of Winnipeg, we will present best practices, discuss barriers and keys to success of integrating literacy into established youth services across Canada.

In addition to bringing together the key stakeholders in literacy and youth justice in Manitoba, this conference will also include a National panel discussion, moderated by Jim Carr, President & CEO of the Business Council of Canada and featuring the following panelists:  

  • Dr. Allen Benson
    CEO, Native Counselling Services of Alberta
  • Sherry Campbell
    President & CEO, Frontier College
  • John Domm
    Chief of Police, Rama Police Service
  • Lisa Neufeld
    Education Student, University of Winnipeg Access Program
  • The Honourable Raymond Wyant
    Judge of the Provincial Court of Manitoba

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This conversation will be webcast live and we welcome questions for our panelists via email ( and twitter (@FrontierCollege)

Event Contact: 
Frontier College
Winnipeg  Manitoba