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Youth affiliated with child welfare face unique challenges in fulfilling their academic aspirations and experience successful transition into post-secondary education at a rate well below the general youth population.

The York/Durham Crown Ward Championship team invite you to join us in a symposium designed to enhance awareness, explore the challenges and successes these young people experience and discuss how we can work collaboratively to help reduce and remove the barriers experienced in their pursuit of post-secondary education.


Friday, May 24, 2013
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
The Agenda (pdf) - event map and schedule of events.

Driving and Parking Directions

Seneca College, Newnham Campus
1750 Finch Avenue East

Driving from the East via Hwy 401:
Take Hwy 401 west to Hwy 404/Don Valley Parkway. Keep right at the fork and follow the signs for 404 North/Newmarket.
Take Exit 20 for Finch Avenue. Turn left onto Finch Ave E. Turn right onto Au Large Blvd.

Driving from the North via Hwy 404:
Take Hwy 404 south towards Toronto.
Take Exit 20 for Finch Avenue. Turn right onto Finch Ave E. Turn right onto Au Large Blvd.


Once you are on Au Large Blvd. you can park in Lots 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8 (see parking map).

For Lot 7 once you get to the second stop sign go straight; for Lots 4, 5, 6, and 8 turn right. Lots 4 and 5 will be on your right and Lots 6 and 8 will be on your left. Drive up to the gate, pull a ticket, and park.

Enter through entrance A (large red blocks on the exterior of the building show you which door you are at). Walk straight down the ramp inside the building to the Welcome Desk, on your left.

When you register, you will be given a pre-paid chaser ticket which you use to exit the parking lot after the event. When you exit, put both tickets into the exit gate payment slot to exit the parking lot.


If you wish to stay on campus the night before the symposium, accommodations are available at our residence for a cost of $72.95 + tax /night.

For more information, please check the Residence Accommodation pdf.

Note: When booking, identify yourself as an attendee of the CWECT Symposium to ensure the above rate.

Local hotel option: Holiday Inn Markham, at Steeles and Woodbine.