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September 18, 2012
Expert panel on future of recreation programs and services in Toronto
An expert panel will provide its advice to Toronto's Community Development and Recreation Committee on the future of community recreation programs and services. Panel members will share their perspectives on, and best practices for, achieving the principles of equitable access, quality, inclusion and capacity building.

Date: Wednesday, September 19
Time: 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Committee Room 1, Toronto City Hall, 100 Queen St. W.

Panel members include:

Elio Antunes - Chief Operating Officer and V.P. of Partnerships, ParticipACTION
ParticipACTION is the national voice of physical activity and sports participation. Mr. Antunes is also the former Executive Director of the Ontario Physical and Health Education Association and the founder of Active Healthy Kids Canada, a national charitable organization focused on engaging children and youth in physical activity.

Dr. Gina Browne - Professor, School of Nursing, McMaster University
Dr. Browne is the Founder and Director of the Health and Social Service Utilization Research Unit and the principal author of When the Bough Breaks, a study of mothers and children receiving social assistance, documenting the return on investing in arts and recreation for children and youth 3 months to 24 years.

JoAnne Doyle - Senior Vice-President Community Impact, United Way Toronto
Ms. Doyle provides leadership on the United Way's strategic initiatives, community investment and partnership building, research, evaluation and capacity building. She is also the former Executive Director of the Guelph and North Hamilton Community Health Centres.

Dr. Bruce Kidd - Warden, Hart House and Professor of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto
Dr. Kidd is the retired long-term Dean of the Faculty of Kinesiology and Physical Education at the University of Toronto. He has played a pivotal role in the development of amateur sport in Canada and was a record-holding, middle-distance athlete.

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