Pathways to Resilience II: The Social Ecology of Resilience, was held in Halifax, NS, on June 7th through 10th, 2010. With speakers and delegates from all over the world, the conference was a resounding success and an inspiration to all of us that attended.
Conference highlights included keynote speaker Sir Michael Rutter, who spoke of causal pathways and social ecology as they relate to resilience, and featured speaker Jo Boyden, who is the director of the Young Lives Research Centre at Oxford University. A special appearance was made by local b–boy group Concrete Roots, who opened for the Polling for Justice Project, NYC. Polling for Justice presented young people’s desires, dreams, frustrations, and experiences to a captivated audience. The conference wrapped up with a gala dinner at Pier 21, where Jude Simpson presented her personal story of resilience to conference delegates.