Our Children Our Way: A Forum for Indigenous Child and Family Well-Being

OCOW Presentations

October 27-30, 2024
Vancouver Convention Centre

We are now accepting session ideas for the 3rd annual Our Children Our Way Conference where we will host approximately 1100 conference attendees.  All break-out sessions are 90 minutes in length. The call for sessions will close on May 31st.  Whether your idea is polished or still in development, your session proposal will be considered.

Your wisdom and experience are integral to building a powerful and inspiring OCOW program. Please submit your ideas by May 31, 2024.

The gathering is a platform for bold ideas and unique voices that inform Indigenous Child & Family services and practice and move the sector forward. Therefore, session proposals should be in line with one of the OCOW goals:

  • Child & Family Best Practices
  • Nation-based Prevention Services
  • Community Healing
  • Policy & Operational Development
  • Jurisdiction Pathways & Models

Registration Requirement

All presenters selected to host a workshop are required to register for the conference. OCOW offers a reduced registration rate for up to two presenters per workshop. You may register at the presenter rate once your workshop has been accepted. Additional presenters must register at the standard conference rate. There are no subsidies available. By submitting a proposal, presenters agree to pay for their registration and travel costs.

The abundance of our conference reflects the diversity of presenters who come to share their wisdom and experience in the field. The Our Children Our Way Society values a vast representation of presenters from varied backgrounds and communities.

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May 31, 2024


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***NOTE: Selected presentations will be sent a link to register.





Conference designs and photos by Felicia Greekas Designs