Training and Development Network invites you to be the Part of TDN International delegation to attend Education Conference in Toronto Canada. City of Toronto, located in the Province of Ontario, in the Country of Canada, will be the proud host city for the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education which will take place over the dates of July 24 – July 29, 2017 and headquartered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre in Toronto, ON, Canada. Over the past 30 years, the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education (WIPCE) has grown to become a major event in the international Indigenous education movement. WIPCE draws Indigenous representatives from around the world to share successes and strategies for culturally grounded Indigenous education. The conference attracts highly regarded Indigenous education experts and practitioners. As a result, WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education venue in the world. The conference continues to lead the discussion on contemporary movements in education that support Indigenous worldviews. The conference in Toronto will mark the 30 year anniversary of WIPCE’s 1987 inception. WIPCE is the largest and most diverse Indigenous education venue in the world.
The main theme of the conference is a “Celebration of Resilience”. Related themes include the Truth and Reconciliation movement, Indigenous education and pedagogy, historical and contemporary issues regarding Indigenous education, strategies, contemporary movements, and future success in Indigenous education.
Two days of youth programming will be included in WIPCE 2017. Youth will be given the opportunity to experience programming designed by youth, for youth, with a leadership program that is experiential and interactive. The youth stream will focus on self-discovery of one’s authentic spiritual self, personal gifts, talents, and passion revealed from within.
WIPCE 2017 youth days will be on days three and four (July 26 and July 27) of the conference. Additionally, youth will be able to participate in community tours and the final day of the conference workshops.